Build a strong foundation to launch your Pharmacy career

Mercy College offers a comprehensive Pre-Pharmacy track designed to equip students for successful entry into pharmacy school. Through an exclusive articulation agreement with the Doctoral program of Pharmacy at St. Joseph University, Mercy College presents an accelerated 6-year pharmacy program. This unique pathway allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mercy College and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of St. Joseph (USJ) within six years.

Preparing Future Pharmacists: The Mercy College Advantage

During the initial three years, students undertake Mercy College courses at the institution's campus. The subsequent fourth year is spent at USJ's campus in Hartford, Connecticut, where courses completed are seamlessly transferred back to Mercy College, contributing to the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. Additionally, these courses count towards the first year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at USJ. This collaborative approach provides students with a solid foundation in medicine and health sciences from Mercy College, complemented by advanced education through the esteemed USJ partnership, ensuring they possess a competitive edge to excel in their healthcare careers.

Upon graduation from the Doctor of Pharmacy program at USJ, students are prepared for diverse career opportunities, including roles in clinical research, medical sales, pharmacology, and product/process development, among others.

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Employment Growth

The job outlook for pharmacists is promising, with a projected 3% growth from 2022 to 2032. Median annual wages were $136,030 in May 2023. With approximately 13,400 job openings each year, pre-pharmacy students can anticipate ample opportunities upon graduation from their pre-pharmacy programs. These programs equip students with the necessary courses and degree to pursue a career in pharmacy.


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Explore abundant financial aid opportunities with Mercy College's leading Pre-Pharmacy program in Northwest Ohio. As the region's top choice for return on investment, we ensure your educational investment thrives. . Embark on a rewarding journey with our Pre-Pharmacy track, paving the way to a successful pharmacy career.

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Explore Health Pathways

In addition to our specialized health science pathways, Mercy College proudly offers a dedicated Pre-Med program. Our comprehensive Biology degree lays the perfect foundation for careers in medicine and beyond. Explore our program options and join us at an upcoming online information session to discover the Biology path that's right for you.

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Discover more about your future at Mercy College by arranging a discussion with our Admissions team. Explore our comprehensive Pre-Pharmacy track and learn why this is the best choice for your pre-pharmacy courses.

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Professional Pharmacy Organizations

American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP)

AACP recognizes a special responsibility to provide leadership in advancing and enhancing the quality of education and training in its member institutions while respecting the diversity inherent among them.


American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

Founded in 1986, the AAPS is a professional, scientific organization of individual members and actively participating stakeholders employed in academia, industry, government, and other pharmaceutical science-related research institutes worldwide.


American College of Clinical Pharmacy (AACP)

The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve excellence in practice, research, and education.


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

ACPE sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care.

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