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A pharmacist’s professional commitment is to provide pharmaceutical care to their patients. The principal goal of pharmaceutical care is to achieve positive outcomes from the use of medication, which improves patients’ quality of life with minimum risk. In providing pharmaceutical care, pharmacists strive to:
The Pre-Healthcare Pathway is not a major; rather, it is a carefully designed plan intended to prepare you to achieve your unique academic and career goals.
Professional program requirements vary widely, especially with regard to advanced biology courses and English requirements. Be sure to check all graduate programs you are considering applying to early during your undergraduate studies for specific prerequisites needed to apply to that school’s program.
Within Gardner-Webb’s pre-professional employment track, you will want to review the Biology Biomedical Sciences Concentration, Chemistry Pre-Health Professional Concentration, Biochemistry Major, and the Exercise Science Pre-Professional Concentration four-year plan as a guide to preparing for Pharmacy School.
The most common prerequisite courses include:
Additional 6 hours of Humanities courses, 6 hours of Social Science courses, 12 hours of advanced Biology/Chemistry electives.
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
While responsibilities vary among the different areas of pharmacy practice, the bottom line is that pharmacists help patients get well. Pharmacists also:
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The Department of Natural Sciences at GWU challenged me to learn and perform as a graduate-level student, all the while mentoring me on how to study effectively, manage my time, and still care for my well-being."
I made an educated decision of pursuing a career as a pharmacist. It is a rewarding career. I can directly improve patients’ outcomes and still manage to have a family life."
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