Student Experience

Wondering what it's like to be a student in the Pre-Pharmacy Program here at the University of Cincinnati? As a student in this cutting-edge program, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, tools, hands-on experience, and community engagement needed to excel. Learn what opportunities are available to you as you embark on your unique undergraduate experience. 

Pathways to Pharmacy School

2-Year Pathway

Students who choose this pathway will take at least 15 credits per semester and take 1 class in the summer of their 1st and 2nd year in the program. Due to the course-load students will transition to pharmacy school 2 years sooner than other students. However, this program does not result in a bachelor's degree. Rather, students will directly enter the University of Cincinnati Pharmacy School after completing their undergraduate coursework.  

3-Year Pathway

This Path to pharmacy school requires students to take at least 15 credits per semester. In the 3rd year, students take 18 credits specializing in the field of healthcare. This pathway allows students to complete their bachelor's degree in less time - getting them through Pharmacy School sooner.

4-Year Pathway 

On this track, students will take 15 credits every semester for 4 years. The pathway results in a bachelor's degree and does not require summer classes or additional credits during any semester of their undergraduate education.    

Getting Involved 

Make the most out of your college journey by getting involved on campus! There's no better way to enrich your experience and create lasting memories than by actively participating in student organizations, clubs, and events. Involvement on campus offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond the classroom such as personal development, community building, networking opportunities, and educational enrichment. 

Pre-Pharmacy Student Society

CAHS students in pharmacy labs.

Pre-Pharmacy Students work in a pharmacy clinic.

The Pre-Pharmacy Student Society offers all undergraduate students interested in a career in pharmacy a chance to explore and familiarize themselves with the field of pharmacy and application process for pharmacy schools.

The University of Cincinnati is home to over 600 student organizations! Find one that is right for you. Click the button below for a comprehensive list of all that UC has to offer.  

Program Outcomes

Outcome Rate

37.63% of students find employment after obtaining their bachelor's degree in Health Sciences while 61.29% go on to continue their education in their designated field of study.  

Top Graduate Programs

The rigor and reputation of the Health Sciences Program help graduates successfully apply to and transition into graduate school. 70-85% of undergraduate students are accepted into graduate programs. Students most commonly attend:
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Mount St. Joseph University 
  • The Ohio State University 
  • University of Toledo
  • Belmont University 

Top Employers

Through our valuable partnerships and close proximity to renowned hospitals and medical centers, graduates of the Health Sciences program at the University of Cincinnati predominantly secure employment in:
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center 
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health  
  • Drake Center Inc 
  •  The University of Cincinnati Medical Center 

Success Resources 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Allied Health Students: Kaleb Gerken, Dani Ameh, and Anastasia Russell (left to right)

Every student's educational journey is unique. Together with the University of Cincinnati's centralized programs and resources, The College of Allied Health Sciences provides a wide range of solution-based services, intended to remove obstacles and clear the pathway to success.

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