Pre-Pharmacy at the University of North Texas | College of Science

Pre-Pharmacy at the University of North Texas

Interested in Pre-Pharmacy?

Please see one of our pre-health advisors to further explore a major that best fits your academic strengths and future career goals.

About Pre-Pharmacy at UNT

The UNT Office of Health Professions provides direction and resources to students passionate for a career in pharmacy. As a pre-pharmacy student, you may select any major, as long as you complete the prerequisite coursework required by each pharmacy school; though pharmacy schools do not require a 4-year degree, we strongly recommend completion of a degree as an alternative plan.

The journey to pharmacy school is quite rigorous, and it's imperative that you prove to the schools' admission boards that you are capable of success in their programs. In addition to high grades and entrance exam scores, pharmacy schools will evaluate both your volunteer and shadowing experience*. All areas are equally important in a holistic assessment of the candidate.

*Volunteering: Pharmacy schools are looking for students who have volunteered in their community.

*Shadowing: To be considered a competitive candidate, students need to shadow a pharmacist. Several hours of shadowing will display an understanding and commitment to such profession. Pharmacy schools particularly like to see students who have experience as a pharmacy technician; this is a great way to obtain shadowing hours and get hands-on experience in the pharmacy setting.

Prerequisites for Texas Pharmacy Schools

Please refer to our Pre-Pharmacy Packet for information on prerequisites, timelines, and additional resources.


Please click here for more information on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). The PCAT is available from July to January, so be sure to apply for the exam early (around March).

Get Involved: Clubs

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Delta: Pre-Health Minority Club

Medically Dedicated Students

UNT's Eagle Pre-Pharmacy Association

Get Involed: Professional Associations

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

American Pharmacists Association

American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Texas Pharmacy Association

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