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Elizabeth Price

To become a pharmacist you must first complete undergraduate requirements. Each school has slightly different requirements so it is best to check with the particular school you are applying to first. However, most of the requirements include Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Biology I and II, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry I and II, Calculus I and II, Probability and Statistics. There are many more specific requirements but it typically will take 3-4 years of undergraduate courses. Most people will end up getting a B.S degree in majors such as Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry before entering pharmacy school since these cover most of the requirements. Once these requirements are met you then apply to a pharmacy school. Most pharmacy schools are 4 years (some accelerated programs may be 3 years). Then once you graduate from pharmacy school you will need to do a residency anywhere from 1-2 years in a particular area. You will be spending anywhere from 8-10 years of total schooling.

Answered 9 years ago

Elizabeth Price