Pre-Pharmacy

The DBU Pre-Pharmacy Program equips students for pharmacy school in a variety of ways:

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Determining Your Calling to Pharmacy School

For those wanting to help others feel better through the science of medicine, a career in Pharmaceuticals might be the route for you. Let us come alongside you as you determine your calling and where that might lead.

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Preparing You Academically for Pharmacy School

Through rigorous classes and practical experiences, students will leave DBU with the foundation they need to be successful in Pharmacy School. While engaging in these classes, students will learn the tools they need to be successful in their post-graduate pursuits.

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Preparing You Personally and Professionally for Pharmacy School

Connect with other students with similar passions and career goals. Whether participating in research symposiums, internship opportunities, or volunteer experiences, students will be prepared for their career ahead.

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Preparing You for the PCAT and Pharmacy School Admissions

Receive personalized attention from advisors and professors who are willing to share advice and recommendations on post-graduate education. Students will have the opportunity to meet with their advisor to discuss Pharmacy School admissions and preparation for the PCAT.

DBU Pre-Pharmacy Advisor

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Office: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
curtis@dbu.edu 
214-333-5302

Dr. Curtis Lee

Professor of Biology

Dr. Lee has been teaching at Dallas Baptist University for the past twenty-four years. He received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and his Master of Agriculture from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Structural and Cell Biology from University of South Dakota. He has worked with students in many areas of health care which equips him to answer a variety of questions and give sound advice. As an advisor for the Pre-Pharmacy students, Dr. Lee enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with his students and guide them in their undergraduate program toward admission to professional school. Dr. Lee has an interest in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, Histology, and Embryology. He enjoys teaching and mentoring his students throughout their time at DBU.

Pre-Pharmacy Classes

Pharmacy schools vary in their requirements and therefore students have the flexibility of choosing a major that they believe they will excel in. The Pre-Pharmacy advisor is available to meet with students individually to determine a course plan that best fits their strengths and future career goals.

Explore the Course Catalog and some of the potential degree plans or discuss further options with your advisor.

Through the Pre-Pharmacy program at Dallas Baptist University, students have the opportunity to gain practical experiences through both for credit and not for credit internship and observation experiences. These experiential learning opportunities are critical to the development of skills needed for pharmacy school and a career beyond.

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For internships, students have the opportunity to meet one on one with their advisor to discuss potential locations that play to a student’s interest. Through internships, students are able to gain firsthand experience with the support of learning alongside a Pharmacist prepare to train them in the knowledge they will use in the future.

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Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a National Biological Honor Society.  It is dedicated to improve the understanding and appreciation of biological science and promoting scientific research

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The Dr. Herb Robbins Undergraduate Research Symposium gives students a platform to present scientific research they have done as well as an opportunity for students to learn about new scientific discoveries and the importance of summer research programs.

Navigating decisions about your career can be daunting, but our professors and advisors want to come alongside you to help you as you determine what God might be calling you to. We want to help you make the most informed decision that leads you in a direction to use your gifts to further the kingdom. The Pre-Pharmacy program is designed to equip students for a career seeking to help those who need medicinal care.  While working on your undergraduate degree, you have the opportunity to be able to sit down with professors and advisors to discuss pharmacy school being an option for you and pray through whether this is something God is calling you to. As you make this decision to further your education and pursue a career in the field of pharmacy, there are a few things you should take into consideration.

  • Your calling from the Lord.
  • Does pharmacy school play to your strengths?
  • Your short and long-term goals and how pharmacy school can help you achieve them.
  • What makes you interested in pharmacy school?
  • Are you prepared for the investment, both time and money, that pharmacy school is?

Dallas Baptist University partners with Kaplan, a test preparatory corporation, to provide a PCAT prep course. With this course, students are able to study with peers, take practice tests, and work through a guided analysis of test content.
Many programs emphasize the importance of real-world experience. Because of this, it would be wise for students to focus on building their resumes while in undergrad. Students will have the opportunity to meet with the Pre-Pharmacy advisor to help discuss opportunities to build up their resumes as they study.

While pharmacy schools do not require a certain major, but rather value the diversity of majors, they do have certain criteria they focus on. As you pursue your undergraduate degree, it would be wise to focus on building tools to prepare you for pharmacy school. Pharmacy school applications often focus on the following components:

  • Academic Record
  • PCAT Score
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Interviews

Dallas Baptist University provides the unique experience of merging learning the tools and uses of science while also being immersed in a Christian environment. Students have the opportunity to pair their learning of the chemistry behind medicine with the ability to connect their faith to their profession. The Pre-Pharmacy program is designed to train students to meet the medicinal needs of others while growing in their faith. Education at DBU provides the opportunity to meet with professors and advisors for advice about post-graduate work or other life decisions. Whether it is giving advice about pharmacy schools, internships, use of medicine, research, or other opportunities, the professors and advisors at DBU are here to help.