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24 days ago
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Pharmacy or Biochemistry?

I’m having a hard time deciding if I should be specific with my major. I want to be a pharmacist, but some of the schools I want to go to don’t have pharmacy but do have biochemistry. Would it be better to be specific and maybe not go to one of the schools I’ve wanted to go to, or not be specific and go somewhere I’ve always wanted to go?

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19 days ago

You should reach out to labs!! You can shadow them and they’ll show you how it’s like in a day.

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21 days ago

here are some facts:

1) pharmacy is a branch of biochemistry. You will learn pharmacy stuff while getting a biochemistry degree. So you will learn a broader range of things in biochem, but specific things in pharmacy

2) some schools have a two degree plan. "Fairleigh Dickinson University's Accelerated 7- Year B.S. in Biochemistry/Pharm. D. program provides a platform for currently enrolled students at both New Jersey campuses who are interested in FDU's Doctor of Pharmacy program within the School of Pharmacy."

fdu.edu/program/bs-biochemistry-pharm-d-pharmacy-combined-degree/#:~:text=Fairleigh%20Dickinson%20University's%20Accelerated%207,within%20the%20School%20of%20Pharmacy.

3) you can get into pharmacy with a biochem degree, but depending on where you are applying to, having a biochem degree can either benefit you, or not but by a little.

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