jessicamed

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I was wondering, to get into pharmacy school, you don't have to finish your bachelor degree right? All you have to have is to finish up all the pre-reqs required, or did they change this already? Thanks
 

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jessicamed said:
I was wondering, to get into pharmacy school, you don't have to finish your bachelor degree right? All you have to have is to finish up all the pre-reqs required, or did they change this already? Thanks
Most schools only require the pre-reqs be completed by the time you start pharm school. Check with the schools you will be applying to just to be 100% sure.
 

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most only require prereqs HOWEVER

since the field is so competitive now... it will be beneficial for you to have a BS prior to entering (edge up)
 

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It is becoming more & more common each year. I expect it to be the norm in another couple of years. If you are just getting started with your prereqs, you may want to think about getting your bachelors.
 

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Of my first year PharmD class, 70% have a bachelor's degree. Almost all students who didn't have a bachelor's degree were either a) part of the school's early admissions pathway program that you must be selected for (2 years pre pharm 4 years pharm) or b) did 3 years in the school's Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science program and had research and pharmacy experience. Getting a bachelor's is definitely something you want to think about. I have a friend that applied after her third year and didn't get in. She decided to finish her bachelor's and she got in this year. So that is an option--you can try after your third year, and if you don't get in, finish your bachelor's and reapply.