So what should you major in at TAMUCC? A common myth is that you have to major in a science degree as a Pre-Pharmacy student; however, this is not true. We recommend that you choose a degree based on your interests. It is important to choose a major based on your academic interests rather than one that you think looks good to pharmacy schools. Choose a major that you are passionate about, whether it is a major in Liberal Arts, Business, Health Sciences, or something else entirely, completing the prerequisites for pharmacy schools can be accomplished. Certain degrees may cover the pre-pharmacy prerequisites; however, pharmacy schools also accept students who show broad interests in their academic coursework through a non-science major. Major in any subject you want!
If you would like to major as a Pre-Pharmacy student follow this degree plan:
Obtaining your pharmacy technician certfication can help you in many ways. It can help you to get a job in the pharmacy field and gain valuable experience. It can also open doors for shadowing opportunities and is a good option to explore if you are considering applying to pharmacy school.
Steps to getting your Pharmacy Technician Certification:
1) Prepare for and Take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE)
2) Apply for Pharmacy Technician Certification through (PTCB).
3) Apply to become a Registered Pharmacy Technician in the state of Texas
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TEXAS PHARMACY SCHOOLS REQUIRING SECONDARY APPLICATIONS
Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through PharmCAS and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Always check on the cost with the school. Costs can range from $50-$150.
Letters of reference are key pieces to your pharmacy school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details. We recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation.
You can have a maximum of four (4) references on your PharmCAS application. Do NOT send more than four references to PharmCAS. Send any additional references directly to your designated pharmacy schools. Pharmacy schools may not consider extra references. Check your school’s entry on the PharmCAS Directory to see what types of evaluations are required, recommended and not accepted by each institution. A few schools prefer that applicants send references directly to the institution. This information will be included on their directory page.
The personal statement is a critical component of your application to pharmacy school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.