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Which major is best for pursuing a career in pharmacy?

Hi guys! I want to become a pharmacist, and I'm a junior in high school. What's the best major to choose for undergrad to help me achieve my goal? Is it better to go for a pre-pharmacy program or something else? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's awesome that you're already thinking about your career in pharmacy as a junior in high school. While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, there are a few common pathways to consider.

A pre-pharmacy program can be a great choice because it's specifically designed to prepare students for pharmacy school. Many universities offer these programs with the necessary prerequisites for applying to pharmacy school, such as biology, chemistry, and math courses.

Another option is to major in a related field like biology, chemistry, or biochemistry. These majors will still cover the prerequisites needed for pharmacy school, and can provide you with a strong background in the sciences. Just make sure you're completing the specific course requirements for pharmacy school.

Ultimately, the best major will depend on your personal interests and strengths. Keep in mind that pharmacy schools look for well-rounded applicants with a solid foundation in the sciences. So choose a major that will help you build the skills and knowledge needed for a career in pharmacy while also aligning with your passions. Good luck!

7 months ago

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