Career opportunities in pharmacy are excellent. Federal projections indicate that employment in pharmacy will grow faster than the national average.
Pharmacy includes professionals who provide a broad spectrum of pharmacy-related patient care services in community settings such as drug stores, hospitals, nursing homes and extended care facilities. Other aspects of pharmacy work include professionals involved in research, industry and education.
Acceptance to a pharmacy program is highly competitive. Students first must complete a two-year program at College of DuPage before applying for admission to a College of Pharmacy. The pharmacy programs require an additional three years of study leading to a bachelor's degree in pharmacy or four years resulting in a Pharm.D. degree. The total period of full-time academic work is five to six years.
The Pre-Pharmacy program at College of DuPage concentrates on science and mathematics. Students considering this program should have a demonstrated aptitude for science and mathematics, because entry into colleges of pharmacy is competitive.
- Pre-Pharmacy, A.S. Degree
- Student Planning Worksheet
- 2+2 Pre-Pharmacy Advantage program with Midwestern University
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty member in this field.
Chris Petersen, Ph.D.
Thomas Ruehlmann, Ph.D.
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06, (630) 942-3210