Pharmacists dispense medications and advise about the proper selection, dosage, interactions and side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Our small class sizes, high-quality academics and customized curricula collectively create a strong foundation for students preparing to apply to pharmacy school. Through a non-degree pathway, students are able to complete the necessary prerequisite coursework (minimum of 60 credits) to apply to pharmacy school in a minimum of two years. Students wishing to obtain an undergraduate degree from Gannon may major in a degree of their choosing (most commonly biology, chemistry or biochemistry). Students are provided with expert advising and numerous resources as they work toward becoming a competitive professional school applicant.
Students participating in this program who complete a minimum of 65 credits will be eligible
to apply to any of the 139 pharmacy schools across the United States. After completing the first
semester, students should begin to think about which accredited pharmacy school(s) to which
they would like to apply and look up the prerequisite coursework to ensure it is included in
their undergraduate curriculum. Students planning to complete a traditional four-year degree
should select an academic major before completion of their third semester. For these students,
courses selected after the freshman year will depend upon the student’s final choice of major.
Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Gannon’s faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, The University offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility. Gannon is located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. The unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth. With approximately 20,000 students within a 20-mile radius, Erie, Pennsylvania is a college town. Right next door to Gannon's downtown campus, you'll find internship opportunities and co-op jobs with government agencies, local businesses and hospitals. When your school day is done, you'll have plenty of fun as well. Explore museums, galleries, theaters and restaurants right in the heart of the city, all steps away from Gannon-and seven miles of Lake Erie beaches close by. Gannon University and the Office of Campus Police and Safety are committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for its campus. Gannon’s goal is to create an environment that focuses on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education.