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Pharmacist (Pre)

Transfer - Associate in Science

Program Overview

Pharmacy continues to be a growing career field. If you're interested in becoming a pharmacist, Delta's a great place to begin your studies.

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands of dollars. Delta College offers an excellent selection of courses which apply to your Associate in Science degree as you prepare for transfer.

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the  list of transfer opportunities. To ensure a smooth transition, research your transfer options early and stay in touch with your transfer university. 

Interested? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams. Courses transfer differently based on the university you plan to attend. An advisor can help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in pharmacy? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. Advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions and the side effects of medications.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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About Delta's program

The pre-pharmacy curriculum at Delta College is designed to take between two and three years. During this time students complete the prerequisite admission requirements of a pharmacy doctoral (Pharm. D.) program.

In order to be a practicing pharmacist, a Pharm. D. degree is required with hours of practical experience and a passing score on a certification exam. Admission to pharmacy schools is highly competitive and very selective. Pharmacy programs use some variation of grades and admission test scores in their selection process. The specific admission criteria for each pharmacy school varies with each individual program. Students interested in becoming a Pharmacist should explore all of their options, including current admission requirements for multiple pharmacy schools.

Why you should choose Delta

Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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High-quality science faculty and courses

Our faculty are highly trained and routinely speak at state and national conferences. Faculty often work with students as they begin to make career choices and many classes offer interactive lecture/activity and hands-on lab sessions.

Check out our travel courses, blended courses (combination of classroom and internet-based) and online courses. Courses range from introductory to more advanced that satisfy the first two years of four-year degrees in science, engineering, medicine and more.

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 Honors Program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!

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Student club

The objective of Delta's Pre-Pharmacy Club is to provide useful knowledge and resources to students interested in pursuing a degree in the field of pharmacy and will strive to help members become competitive applicants to Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs.

Contact the advisor: David Baker

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Transfer seamlessly

So you are thinking about transferring? Representatives from several area universities maintain regular office hours right in our academic advising office, and others drop in frequently. Get the answers you need by making an appointment or stopping by to talk directly with your future university.

VISIT THE TRANSFER CENTER

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Student to professor ratio

With a student to professor ratio of 18 to 1, our students get personal attention.

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95% of our professors have a master’s degree or higher.