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Advising plan for Prepharmacy Non-Degree Program (PDF)

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Pharmacy is a profession concerned with the safe, effective, and economical use of medicine to maintain health.  Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in the healthcare community and actively disseminate knowledge to health professionals and the general public.  Pharmacists also assist healthcare professionals in developing the best therapy strategies for various disease states.  Pharmacy is a growing profession that offers many diverse career avenues depending on your interests.  

Prepharmacy at Purdue University Calumet

At Purdue University Calumet, the Department of Biological Sciences offers a comprehensive plan to complete the required prerequisites for applying to the Purdue College of Pharmacy. The Purdue University College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program is only one step, albeit a required one, in the process of becoming a registered pharmacist. You do not need to be a pre-pharmacy major to apply to pharmacy school. However, you must fulfill the prerequisite courses as identified on the Plan of Study (see link below) to apply to the Pharm. D. program, Purdue University College of Pharmacy. It is up to the individual student to make sure that his/hers program satisfies the admission requirements for any pharmacy school that he/she applies to. The other steps include preparation for college study, admission to college, completion of the pre-pharmacy requirements, and after completion of the Pharm.D., passing the licensure examination (NAPLEX) and completing the application materials and processes required for licensure. For more information on pharmacy schools and the profession, go to