College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pre-Pharmacy at UT

The pre-pharmacy program is required for students who want to enter the five majors of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at The University of Toledo. Courses in the pre-pharmacy program are called pre-professional courses. Pre-professional education prepares students for several degree paths in the college. Along with basic science courses such as chemistry, biology, physics and calculus, Pre-Pharmacy students take an Introductory Physiology course. Download the Pre-Pharmacy curriculum

Undergraduate research is encouraged, and Pre-Pharmacy students can learn from faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research associated with a variety of disease states such as cancer, diabetes, kidney disease and more.

The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers several career paths:

Become a pharmacist

Doctor of Pharmacy – Pharm.D.

The Pre-pharmacy program at UT provides a variety of application pathways to the UT PharmD program. Exceptionally qualified high school seniors can apply for Contingent Admission to the professional division of the PharmD program. The PharmD program can be configured as a 0+6, 1+5, or 2+4 program (showing years before acceptance to the professional program + years post acceptance to the professional program), based on the student’s qualifications. 

The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at The University of Toledo is nationally ranked, and its presence on an academic health science campus provides teaching and learning opportunities for students. Students participate in patient care at the University of Toledo Medical Center and learn with students from other health care professions. 

Learn more about the PharmD program at UT

Become a scientist

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Pre-pharmacy program at UT provides a variety of application pathways to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. Exceptionally qualified high school seniors can apply for the BSPS Scholars program, which offers scholarship support along with mentoring by a faculty member and a research experience. All undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research opportunities in the college, or in programs with which the college has national and international partnerships.

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) at The University of Toledo is the most comprehensive undergraduate pharmaceutical science program in the nation, with majors in: 

  • Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design
  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Pharmacy Administration

These majors offer a pathway to employment immediately upon graduation or to an advanced degree in several fields. Learn more about the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program at UT

Become a physician, veterinarian, physician’s assistant or other health care provider

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pre-Med

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) has majors in Medicinal & Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology/Toxicology that provide excellent preparation for pre-med, pre-vet, pre-physician’s assistant, or pre-dental applicants. These rigorous majors offer the added advantage of learning pharmacology – how drugs act in the body – which is not part of a typical pre-medicine program.  The uniqueness and breadth of the curricula are an advantage when applying to medical, dental, PA or veterinary programs. 

Learn about the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Pre-med

Become a health care leader

B.S. IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, Pharmacy administration

The Pharmacy Administration major of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program prepares students to manage the business of a pharmacy. Pharmacy Administration students often become front-end managers and business leaders in the pharmacy community. 

Learn more about the Pharmacy Administration program

Advising

The jewel of the Pre-professional program is advising, which is a key component of student success in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. The college’s award-winning academic advisors help students to plot their career paths and set clear goals. They work with students to help them stay in sync with their coursework and identify challenges and solutions. 

Steven, a Pre-Pharmacy student who advanced into a Physician’s Assistant program, sent this message to his academic advisor: 

So I got my call today saying I got accepted into the PA program here at UT! :) I first just wanted to tell you that I got accepted and then I also wanted to say how thankful I am for all you have done for me. I really can't tell you how much you helped me in undergrad and how much better of a college experience and better off I am in life with having met you. I know an email is not near worthy of a thank you but I thought for the short notice it would be ok for now.

Eli, a Pre-Pharmacy student who completed the PharmD program, sent this message to his academic advisor:

You played a huge part in this, I am sure you hear this all the time but in all honesty a lot of us including myself owe a lot of our success to your advice and support from the moment we step foot in the DNA hallway all the way to graduation :) You are most often our first go to person, and when we advise our youngins on where to go the answer is always YOU!!!!!

Faculty highlights

Dr. Mary Powers, Professor and Associate Dean for Main Campus Student Affairs is the author of Pharmacy Technician Workbook and Certification Review (Perspective Press/Morton Publishing), a title in the American Pharmacists Association Basic Pharmacy and Pharmacology Series and which is now in its 6th edition.  She is also co-author of Pharmacy Calculations (Morton Publishing) which is now in its 5th edition.   Dr. Frederick Williams, Chair of the Pharmacology Department conducts research that focuses on eliciting the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory related to childhood learning disorders. Dr. Williams developed an animal model using zebrafish. 

Visit us  

Pharmacy Camps are offered for prospective students of the PharmD program or any of the BSPS majors in the summer between the junior and senior year of high school.  Additionally, Shadow Visits with current students and Daily Visits of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are encouraged.

About the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

UT’s College of Pharmacy was established in 1904 and is the oldest college at the University of Toledo.  More about the college 

Last Updated: 1/29/17