CAS Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jessica Tischler
SHPS Faculty Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Selig
Licensing as a pharmacist requires completion of a Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) degree.
In Michigan, the schools of pharmacy are at Ferris State University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Wayne State University. Students who want to become pharmacists should seek detailed information early from the schools of pharmacy to which they may wish to apply for admission. Students who plan to apply for admission to a pharmacy school should seek the assistance and guidance of an advisor from the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Health Sciences and Administration at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Each student’s program is tailored to the requirements of the school of pharmacy where admission is sought. Specific courses are required in each of several areas including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Consult the web site for the school(s) of interest for specific requirements or consult the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s website for pre-pharmacy advising information http://www.umflint.edu/chemistry.
For example, the pre-requirements for the Pharm-D Program the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor includes the following courses (Note: The P-CAT exam and experience are also required):
A. BIO 111, 113, 167, 168, 326, 328, 435
B. CHM 260, 261, 262, 263, 330, 331, 332, 333, 350* or 450 and 452*
C. ENG 111
D. MTH 121
E. PHY 143 and 145, or 243 and 245
F. Equivalent of UM-Ann Arbor STATS 350*
G. Two semesters Humanities or Foreign Language
F. Two semesters Social Science
*New requirements for Fall 2010 admission