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Bachelor of Science


Overview of Profession Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions. They also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.
  • Median annual wage for pharmacists $124,170 (May 2017)
  • Career outlook (percent growth projection between 2016-2026) 6%



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Education & Training/Residency

  • Degree: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Education: 4 year undergraduate degree, 4 years in a Pharm.D. program. Following graduation from a Pharm.D. program, pharmacists seeking an advanced position, such as a clinical pharmacy or research job, may need to complete a 1- to 2-year residency. Pharmacists who choose to complete the 2-year residency option receive additional training in a specialty area such as internal medicine or geriatric care.

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Alumni Graduate School Placements

  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Concordia University Wisconsin