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Pharmacy - Pre-Professional Health

Pre-Professional Health

Pre-Pharmacy

Montana Tech has had a long history of placing students in pharmacy programs who were well prepared academically by our pre-pharmacy program and are now practicing pharmacists.

Students at Montana Tech can complete the 1st two years of a pre-pharmacy program and then transfer to another school to complete the program.  While you are at Montana Tech and in the pre-pharmacy program, you should register as a Biological Science or Chemistry major and be assigned an advisor in this department who specializes in pre-pharmacy advising. In the 2nd year of this pre-pharmacy program you should take the PCAT test and apply for admission to the pharmacy school of your choice.    Pharmacy is a popular degree and admission is selective and is based on the successful completion of a pre-pharmacy curriculum, GPA, PCAT scores, a successful internship, and letters of recommendation.   To make themselves more competitive, some of our students choose to complete a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences or Chemistry before applying to a pharmacy program.

Electives should be carefully chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor to insure that they meet the requirements of the Montana Tech core curriculum and in particular should be chosen to insure that 6 credits are from the Humanities Core and 6 credits are from the Social Sciences Core.

60 hours of pharmacy observation are required!

While you are at Montana Tech and in the pre-pharmacy program, you should register as a Biology or Chemistry major and be assigned an advisor in this department who specializes in pre-pharmacy advising. In the 2nd year of this pre-pharmacy program you should take the PCAT test and apply for admission to the pharmacy school of your choice.

For more information contact:

Dr. Amy Kuenzi, Department Head Biological Sciences, CBB 220, 406-496-4793, AKuenzi@mtech.edu
or
Dr. Katie Hailer, Department Head, Chemistry, CBB 215, 406-496-4117, KHailer@mtech.edu