Why choose pre-pharmacy at North Central College?
Pharmacists are becoming increasingly involved in counseling patients and planning drug therapy programs. By studying at North Central College, you can experience opportunities that will prepare you for graduate studies at a college of pharmacy. You’ll study chemistry, mathematics and other subjects. You’ll be pushed to master writing and communication skills that will help prepare you to relate to pharmacy patients. You’ll get to know the professors who teach in North Central’s smaller classes, and when you need a letter of recommendation to a college of pharmacy your teachers will know just what to say about you.
North Central’s proximity to independent pharmacies like Martin Avenue Pharmacy or Oswald's Pharmacy in Naperville provides opportunities to job shadow pharmacists and gain valuable hands-on experience. North Central students have had opportunities to observe and assist pharmacists as well as gain customer service experience.
You can also:
- Study abroad or apply for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant for funding to conduct health sciences-related research locally or abroad.
- Conduct research on your own, with peers or faculty and present your findings at local, regional and national conferences.
- Work with North Central's dedicated pre-health advisor.
- Network with alumni and peers through North Central’s student-run Pre-Health Organization.