The basic pharmacy B.S. degree requires five years of full-time study. Some programs combine one year of pre-pharmacy education with four years in pharmacy school; others combine two years of pre-pharmacy study with three years in pharmacy school. Many pharmacy schools now offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree either as 5 + 2 (B.S. in pharmacy followed by two additional years in pharmacy school), or as a 2 + 4 sequence (two years of pre-pharmacy followed by four years in the Pharm. D. program). Because of the wide variety of pharmacy programs and the narrow latitude for electives in pre-pharmacy programs, it is essential that course selection be made carefully and in consultation with an adviser.
Appropriate electives selected in consultation with adviser to bring total to 30 semester hours.