Pre-Pharmacist Career Track


Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who specialize in medication management and dispensing. They play a crucial role in the healthcare system by ensuring the safe and effective use of medications. Pharmacists are trained to fill prescriptions, provide medication counseling to patients, monitor for potential drug interactions or side effects, and offer advice on over-the-counter remedies. They work in various settings, including retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and research institutions, collaborating with healthcare teams to optimize patient health outcomes and promote safe medication practices. Pharmacists are essential in educating patients about their medications and ensuring that they receive the right drugs at the right doses.

While pursuing a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech, students will follow the suggested career track coursework and engage in related co-curricular activities to prepare for the graduate professional school of their choice.

Most health professional schools and allied health science programs will require academic coursework before students are admitted into the program. Upon completion of your degree from Tech, you will have much of the required coursework completed before applying to pharmacist programs. 

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Degree Requirements, Coursework, & Career Information:

Students pursuing the Pre-Pharmacy Career Track typically major in one of the following programs:
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Student Clubs and Organizations

Students pursuing the Pre-Pharmacy Career Track participate in the following student organizations. Involvement within these clubs and organizations provide viable experience, networks, and further connects students with their program of study and career goals.

  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Medical Sciences Clube
  • Food Nutrition and Dietetics Club
  • Remote Area Medical Clinic
  • Student Members of the American Chemical Society

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Pharmacy Schools:

The following is a non-comprehensive list of professional schools Tech graduates attend upon completion of their coursework at Tennessee Tech.