|Undergraduate Preparation for Degree Programs in Pharmacy
Pre-requisite courses required to become a pharmacist may be completed at Oklahoma State University. To become a registered pharmacist, students, who meet requirements, must be accepted and transfer to an accredited pharmacy program. OSU students planning to complete all their education in Oklahoma have the following choices:
After completing the admissions requirements, OSU students should be able to apply to either program because the course requirements are similar. Admissions policies vary somewhat at the two schools, so students should contact the admissions directors personally, or see the requirement listed on either the OU or SWOSU webpages. Students planning on applying to pharmacy school other than OU or SWOSU need to check the specific admission requirements of those schools by consulting the pre-pharmacy advisor at the school of interest. Information for pharmacy schools in the U.S. is available at http://www.pharmcas.org/collegesschools/directoryalphastate.htm.
PHARMACY COLLEGE ADMISSION TEST: Both schools require students to take the PCAT before application. To register for the PCAT and get information on the pre-test, visit the PCAT website at www.pcatweb.info
ELECTIVES: Make up the balance of hours needed to equal 60 hours.
SHADOWING EXPERIENCE: Pre-Pharmacy students should test the depth of their commitment by getting direct exposure to the world of pharmacy. Students need to shadow and talk with pharmacist, visit pharmacy schools, and keep informed about new developments in pharmacy education and pharmacy practice.
GRADEPOINT REQUIREMENT: A minimum overall GPA of 2.5. It is suggested that a GPA of 3.0 or higher will make the student more competitive for an interview.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND CAREER INFORMATION: Virtual Library Pharmacy