Chemistry

Undergraduate Studies

Pre-Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharrn.D.) is the entry-level degree for the profession of pharmacy. Pre-requisite course work (pre-pharmacy) may be taken at UNCG before a student applies to one of about 70 pharmacy schools in the United States . There are three pharmacy schools in North Carolina --The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Campbell University , and Wingate University . The curriculum for the Pharm.D. degree requires a minimum of four years of residence and study at one of these pharmacy schools.

The overall pre-pharmacy curriculum includes courses in chemistry, biology, math, and physics, as well as some humanities and social science courses. These requirements are normally completed in two to three years at UNCG. During this course of study, students may apply for admission to a school of pharmacy and, if accepted, transfer to the school after the end of their second year at UNCG. Alternatively, students may elect to complete a degree at UNCG prior to entering a school of pharmacy.