Pharmacists dispense prescription medications to patients and offer expert advise on the safe use of medications. They work in hospitals, clinics, and retail pharmacies, are self-employed, or work as sales and medical service representatives.
Pharmacists must graduate from an accredited professional school and must be licensed by the state in which they wish to practice. GHC offers the first two years of required courses for admission to graduate level pharmacy programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.
Admission to an accredited professional program is highly competitive and requires course work in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and the humanities and social sciences.
You can complete these courses and earn an Associate of Science degree at GHC, before transferring to a four-year college or university to complete additional requirements for admission to the professional program. Students should make contact with their intended professional program during their time at GHC, because admission requirements vary and often change. An academic advisor will help each student select GHC courses that will meet GHC degree requirements and the admission requirements of the professional program.