Prepare for your future career as a pharmacist with Mount Mercy’s pre-pharmacy curriculum.

The required and suggested courses taught by our knowledgeable faculty will be your first step in preparing for work in the retail pharmaceutical sector, drug manufacturing, research facilities, hospitals, and more.

Pre-pharmacists are encouraged to study classes unique to their professional interest, including analytical chemistry, genetics, immunolphogy, biochemistry II, and cell and molecular biology.

Prep matters. Our faculty take pride in supporting students in their academic growth, helping prepare application materials, encouraging job shadow experience, and coaching students in studying for professional placement exams, such as the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Mount Mercy students gain valuable experience by conducting research alongside our dedicated and experienced faculty in laboratory settings and through community collaborations, club activities, and campus events.

Internships & Experience

Cedar Rapids is home to many established businesses, allowing students to work as pharmacy techs and gain the hands-on experience needed for post-graduate success.

Mount Mercy graduates have been admitted to several of their top pharmacy school choices, including University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy.

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