Pharmacy - Chemistry
Pharmacy school will prepare you to work in retail pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, hospitals, nursing homes, or other pharmaceutical venues. Pharmacists are involved in selecting drugs for therapy and identifying the methods by which the drugs will be delivered to the patient. There are jobs in retail pharmacies and hospitals in all parts of the nation. Starting salaries are among the very best for college graduates. Job satisfaction, job availability, and an excellent salary all make pharmacy an excellent career choice for students.
Pharmacists ranked in Top 50 Best Jobs and Top 25 Best Paying Jobs by U.S. New and World Report. According the Bureau of Labor statistics, the median wage for a pharmacist as of May 2017 was over $124,000. Check out all the information at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291051.htm
Students satisfactorily completing our pre-pharmacy program have had a 100% acceptance rate into pharmacy schools over the past five years. These students are competitive applicants to pharmacy schools nationwide including Purdue University, Butler University, University of Kentucky, Creighton University, Manchester University, and Sullivan University.
Most Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy programs require a minimum cumulative total of 60 credit hours. Examples of the course work required for Purdue and Manchester is given below from their websites:
“VU provided me with a superior learning environment and a supportive teaching staff that helped guide me into the field of pharmacy. I was able to successfully earn my degree thanks to the foundation I gained at VU”
Hilary Stanley, Pharmacist, CVS
“VU was a great starting point in my career.”
Travis Rusch, Pharmacist, Rusch’s Southside Pharmacy
"Vincennes University helped me lay the foundation I built my career on."
John York, Pharmacist, CVS
Some pre-pharmacy graduates from left to right: Lauren Keller, 2016, Matthew Pancake, 2016, Diane Hobbs, 2018