Pre-Pharmacy Track

Let your degree work toward your professional goals. With the Pre-Pharmacy track of the Chemistry program, you take the classes you'll need to apply to pharmacy schools across the nation after graduation.

What You'll Study

The Pre-Pharmacy track lets you work closely with Chemistry faculty to plan the curriculum for your bachelor's degree. You'll take courses needed for entrance into pharmacy programs and build a strong foundation in chemistry to help you succeed as a professional.

Our Chemistry program boasts some of the most advanced labs on campus—and among some of the most elite in the nation. And at Youngstown State, faculty aren't just educators, but also mentors to students. This close interaction and guidance is crucial for a pre-professional track, as you'll lean on your professors as experts to help you prepare for advanced study.

Majors with Pre-Pharmacy Tracks

  • Chemistry Major

    Prepare for entrance into pharmacy school, or specifically into the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University. You can choose to follow a Pre-Pharmacy track within the Chemistry major and earn either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

    Course Listing

Internships and Jobs


  •  CVS Caremark Corp.
  •  Giant Eagle Pharmacy
  •  Rite Aid Pharmacy
  •  Pfizer


  •  Cleveland Clinic
  •  Medi-Rx Pharmacy
  •  GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
  •  Wal-Mart Pharmacy
  •  Akron General Medical Center


One More Thing

I'm extremely proud to have gone to this university. We have high quality research programs, and every student works one-on-one with PhD advisors to get the best training possible, while at other universities, students at most work with a graduate student. I got accepted into the pharmacy program at NEOMED and have heard from professors there that YSU students perform the best there by far."

Nikki Baird, Class of 2016