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Bachelor of Science


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.  



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Program Details

Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest.

Students intending to apply to a graduate pharmacy program would be best prepared by completing a Biochemistry B.S., Biology B.S., or Chemistry B.A.

Concordia University St. Paul’s 3+4 partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin allows eligible students to complete their Biology B.S. or Chemistry B.A. and a doctor of pharmacy in seven years. Students will spend their first three years at Concordia, St. Paul, and the final four years at Concordia, Wisconsin.

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.

Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 

Alumni Graduate School Placements

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