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- Pharmacists must graduate from an accredited college of pharmacy and pass a series of examinations to become licensed.
- Admission to pharmacy programs is heavily weighted toward criteria such as academic record, work experience, extracurricular activities, PCAT scores, honors/awards, letters of recommendation and interviews.
- Undergraduate requirements for entry into PharmD programs can be met within two academic years. Clemson provides strategic advising and counseling to aid students in preparing for admission into pharmacy school.
The prepharmacy program at Clemson is a two-year or three-year program that prepares students to meet the requirements for admission into a pharmacy school. Students who complete the three-year curriculum are eligible to apply for the Clemson University Bachelor of Science degree in preprofessional studies after successful completion of one year at the pharmacy school. The degree in pharmacy (PharmD) is awarded by the pharmacy school. For students who wish to receive a bachelor’s degree before applying to a college of pharmacy, Clemson offers many great options that will prepare you for your future career. The Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a prepharmacy emphasis is specifically designed to fulfill the requirements for pharmacy school, but there are many other tracks our students take.