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PRE-PHARMACY

Prepare for a Career as a Pharmacist at One of the Most Affordable Private Schools in Indiana

Manchester University offers a comprehensive Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy Program, designed to kickstart your journey as a health care professional. This program seamlessly aligns with the first two years of a B.S. in Biology-Chemistry, providing you with a strong foundation for future success in pharmacy school. And with our Pharmacy Early Assurance Program, you can reserve a seat in our Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

Our pre-pharmacy curriculum is meticulously tailored to meet the admission requirements of most pharmacy schools. Coursework covers essential areas such as chemistry, biology, physics and math. Additionally, you’ll gain practical experience through research and other health care-related activities, ensuring you are well prepared for future studies in health science.

Whether your goal is to become a pharmacist or pursue a career in the health sciences, our Pre-Pharmacy Program is the ideal starting point for your journey.

MU AT A GLANCE

  • 59 - 63* total credit hours
  • Years to Completion
  • Tuition: Learn More
  • Fall Session: August 2024
  • LocationsNorth Manchester Campus
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
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*Credits

2

Years

Tuition

Learn More

Fall Session

August 2024

Learning Environment

Manchester University Main Campus |  On-site

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit hours may vary depending on elective courses. Up to 63 Credit hours possible.

Why Choose Manchester for Pre-Pharmacy?

With the Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy from Manchester University, you’ll open doors to a number of academic pathways, including our Biology-Chemistry major and Doctor of Pharmacy  Program or other pharmacy schools. We also take pride in being one of the most affordable private schools in Indiana, offering you an excellent education without the financial burden. Additional benefits include:

GAIN REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

We emphasize the value of practical experience. Engage in basic research and health care-related experiences, including job shadowing and volunteer opportunities, to enhance your skills and impress future pharmacy school admissions committees.

Learn from industry experts

As a Manchester pharmacist degree student, you’ll learn from dedicated faculty members with years of real-world experience. Their mentorship and guidance provide valuable insights, better preparing you to achieve your career goals as a health care professional in the field of pharmacy.

Meet your professors

Pharmacy Early Assurance Program

As a first-year undergraduate student, you can apply for our Pharmacy Early Assurance Program, which holds your spot in our Doctor of Pharmacy Program. This program offers structured guidance, priority advising and networking opportunities, setting you on the fast track to success.

What Can You Do With Your Pre-Pharmacy Degree?

Manchester University’s Pre-Pharmacy Program is your gateway to a multitude of academic and professional opportunities as a health care professional. Graduates of the program are encouraged to continue their education in our <a href="/pharmacy" alt="Learn more about the next step in completing your doctorate after pre-pharmacy.">Doctor of Pharmacy Program</a>, which provides sought-after skills and experience for a wide range of opportunities in areas such as:

  • community pharmacy
  • Hospital pharmacy
  • residency programs
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • research fellowships

You can also seamlessly transition your Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy to our Bachelor of Science in Biology–Chemistry. Graduates may pursue entry-level opportunities in health sciences or related fields, such as pharmacy assistant, pharmacy technician or pharmaceutical sales.

Career outlook for Doctor of Pharmacy graduates

Pioneers of the Pharm.D./Pharmacogenomics dual degree program, Manchester University’s Pre-Pharmacy Program is your ideal path to our Doctor of Pharmacy Program, which has a proven track record of impressive outcomes. To learn more about what you can do with a Manchester pharmacy degree, visit our Pharmacy Exploration Center.

MU's Pharm D Program has a 77 percent residency match rate.

77 percent residency match rate.

MUFW has a 97.8 percent job placement rate within the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

97.8 percent employed or in residency within 6 months of graduation.

How much do pharmacists make?

For those who opt for our Doctor of Pharmacy Program, you can look forward to a rewarding and well-compensated career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists earned a median annual wage of $132,750 in 2022.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $79,950, while the highest 10 percent earned more than $164,230.

A student enjoys the MU Hooding Ceremony with the Pharmacy Program.

$132,750
+3 %
8,700
 Median Pay Job OutlookEmployment Change 2022-32 

Explore Our Pre-Pharmacy Courses

Our two-year Pre-Pharmacy curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including general chemistry, biology and more, to prepare you for entry-level careers or further study in the health care field. The program also includes a STEM Careers course to help you choose the path that best aligns with your aspirations.

Pre-Pharmacy graduates can pursue our Biology-Chemistry major or Doctor of Pharmacy, or explore other majors such as Nursing or Nutrition Sciences.

Additionally, Pre-Pharmacy students must complete a practicum, internship or research experience, offering valuable hands-on learning opportunities tailored to their chosen path.

View all required classes for this program.

Get Started on Your Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy

Manchester University’s pre-pharmacy degree provides the foundation you need for success in pharmacy and related health care fields. Take the first step toward a rewarding and impactful career. 

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