Preprofessional Studies (Prepharmacy)

Prepharmacy students gain the strong foundation on which to build their studies at a pharmacy school, leading to successful careers in the burgeoning health industry.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

Pharmacy schools accept students with a variety of different majors. Prepharmacy students at Grand Valley State University may choose any major while completing the prerequisite coursework they need to score well on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Grand Valley students are exceptionally competitive with those from other undergraduate institutions. For Fall 2014, 82% of GV students were accepted to Pharmacy School on their first application. The advising team looks forward to helping you achieve your dream of pharmacy school!

Coursework

Grand Valley's prepharmacy program offers all of the courses necessary to gain admission into pharmacy school and fulfill the requirements of the PCAT, including:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Communications
  • General chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physics

Career Options

Prepharmacy studies prepares students for pharmacy school, and they go on to hold positions such as:

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Researcher
  • Hospital Pharmacist

Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

To prepare for Pharmacy School, I used the Writing Department, in addition to my Preprofessional advisor, to proofread and make suggestions on my personal statement. By the time I submitted my application, I was extremely confident in the quality of my personal statement. I also was a regular attendee to pre-pharmacy club meetings starting my sophomore year. Those meetings outlined the application process well, thereby allowing me to get through everything without any unexpected hitches when I went to apply.

TYLER FENTON
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, CLASS OF 2012

My course preparation at Grand Valley could not have been better. In my experience, the faculty at Grand Valley were amazingly supportive and provided as much individual attention as I needed to help me succeed.

RYAN DARO
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES MAJOR CLASS OF 2008

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