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What You’ll Study

If you have a love for chemistry, problem-solving, and people, you might want to check out a career in pharmacy. However, succeeding in the world of health care today requires more than good grades. At Queens, you bring the passion, and we will equip you with an exceptional foundation in the sciences and the liberal arts perspective that contributes to becoming a compassionate pharmacist. Smaller classes will also enhance your learning experience and discussion with classmates. 

Students in pre-professional programs receive specialized faculty advising on the path to pharmacy school. Curious about what extracurriculars look best on an application or need feedback on application materials? Your faculty advisor will guide you throughout your journey at Queens, making sure you take the right classes you need to apply to the school of your choice. 

How Can You Use This Degree?

After graduating from pharmacy school, the majority of pharmacists work in an independent or retail chain community pharmacy and provide counseling to patients on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. But pharmacists work in many other healthcare environments as well, including: 

  • Hospitals 
  • Nursing homes 
  • Managed care organizations 
  • Pharmaceutical industry 
  • Colleges and schools 
  • The federal government 

Highlighted Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 213) 
  • Biochemistry (CHM 401) 
  • Public Speaking (COM 200) 
  • Interfaith Competencies for Health Professions (IDS 300) 

Program Contact

Patricia Koplas, Ph.D., PT

Professor and Chair, Biology & Chemistry Department
Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advisor