Pre-Pharmacy

What is Pre-Pharmacy?

While there are multiple ways to apply for pharmacy school, Indiana University Southeast has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

This program offers a fast track to a Doctorate in Pharmacy. We have created a pre-pharmacy track that will prepare students to enter the Doctorate of Pharmacy Program at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. In addition, via a reverse transfer agreement, students will be allowed to apply credits earned at Sullivan University for the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Biology or Bachelor of Arts Chemistry/Biochemistry at IU Southeast.

Dr. Michele Rene Zimmerman

Dr. Michele Rene Zimmerman

Senior Lecturer of Biology
Coordinator of Allied Health Programs

Office:
Life Sciences 324
Phone:
(812) 941-2192
Email:
micrzimm@ius.edu

Careers

If you are pursuing a degree as a pharmacist, you may have the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, and insurance companies just to name a few. When selecting an undergraduate major, you should consider one that has personal interest to you and will help to meet the requirements for admission to the Professional Program at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Should your application to the Professional Program be unsuccessful, there are many alternate career paths that you might enter depending on your undergraduate degree, interests, and experience.

All Pre-Pharmacy students are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Pre-Professional Science Studies (NATS-S100) during their first year at IU Southeast. This is a 1 credit hour elective course that will assist you with researching pharmacy as a career and developing a "Plan B" should your application to the professional program(s) be unsuccessful.

Internships

We encourage you to pursue internships, externships, and/or research during your undergraduate career. Obtaining a position as a Pharmacy Technician is preferred by the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and will aid in determining if a career in pharmacy is a good choice for you.