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Did you know: In 1886, pharmacist John S. Pemberton created Coca-Cola to treat most common ailments. His bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, named the drink and wrote it down in the loopy, flowing handwriting that became known as the brand’s logo. 

Students planning on gaining admission to pharmacy school should successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements. Most pharmacy schools do not require a bachelor’s degree; however, many states require a bachelor’s degree to gain a license. A student should select the best degree for them. Factors to consider:

  • How efficient is the degree?
  • What are your passions?
  • What would you do if you did not become a pharmacist?
  • Where do you feel most confident academically?

If students are deciding which major is best for them, we can help! Meet with a pre-health advisor through our College of Health Science Student Services and Academic Advising Office.

The Pre-Pharmacy Pathway is a non-degree program available at Boise State University. You will not earn a degree in Pre-Pharmacy.

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