As you may be aware, W&J has a history of excellence in the sciences and is ranked third in the country (per capita) for producing future physicians and medical researchers. Our students experience remarkable success in their applications to graduate schools and in professional fields in all pre-health areas. One reason for this success is the extraordinary opportunity for challenging study and individual research at W&J. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacist, W&J will provide you guidance from your first day on campus. Should you later decide that you want to pursue a different career, that is fine, too. At W&J, you get personalized guidance for a career in pharmacy, but you are not confined to that choice.
So, why would you want to go to W&J if you are interested in pharmacy, rather than pursuing a degree specifically in this field? At W&J, you receive a liberal arts education, one that allows you to develop important skills in writing, speaking, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. These skills will help you advance quickly within your chosen career and will also prepare you to change careers, should you wish to do so, later in life. In other words, W&J prepares you for your first career as well as for a lifetime of careers.
Students preparing for admission to graduate schools in the health professions may elect to major in any discipline. If you wish to be recommended to professional schools by the Committee on Health Professions, you should register with the Committee on Health Professions as early as possible, and maintain that registration during your undergraduate career.
To secure a recommendation from the committee, in addition to the requirements of a major, a student must successfully complete the 10 to 13 courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English, psychology, or sociology as designated for their chosen career goals. Visit the Pre-Health Program web page for more information.
At W&J, you will also have access to many of our most successful alumni in the pharmaceutical field, who can assist you in your career path through mentoring and internships.