Pharmacy includes health services associated with the composition of medications, dosage forms, methods of preparation, tests for purity and potency, as well as proper medical usage. As a pharmacist, you would be responsible for preparing, storing, and dispensing medications.
The UW-Platteville Pre-Pharmacy program involves two years of study in a selected group of courses covering a wide variety of subject matter. The courses provide the necessary science background as well as an understanding of people and institutions to ensure you succeed in pharmacy school and in your pharmacy practice. Since pre-pharmacy is a pre-professional program and not a major, you will still need to declare a major, typically chemistry.
Upon completing the Pre-Pharmacy program, taking the Pharmacy College Admissions Test, and being accepted by a school of pharmacy, you will enter a three-year program of study. Following graduation, completion of a one-year internship, and passage of the state board examination, you will be licensed to practice as a pharmacist.