The Pre-pharmacy program at UW-Platteville 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 insure that students completing the program succeed in pharmacy school and in their practice of pharmacy. Since Pre-pharmacy is a preprofessional program at UW-Platteville and not a major, students should declare a major, typically chemistry, to facilitate advising, special events, and administrative matters.
Upon completing the two-year prepharmacy program, taking the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test), and being accepted by a school of pharmacy, the student enters a three-year program of study. Following graduation, completion of a one year internship, and passage of the state board examination, the pharmacist is licensed to practice.
Another option involves a two year program which parallels pre-pharmacy and an additional two years at another institution leading to either a degree in pharmacology and toxicology or a degree in pharmaceutical sciences. This non-licensed option is selected by students planning to do research and development in new drugs and therapies.
The Pre-pharmacy curriculum* includes the following:
* This curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
The prepharmacy curriculum can be modified for students desiring to enter pharmacy schools in other states: University of Illinois - Chicago; Chicago College of Pharmacy; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; University of Minnesota-Duluth; Drake University; University of Iowa.
For further information on prepharmacy, contact the Department of Chemistry and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818, or call (608) 342-1651, or FAX (608) 342-1559, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.