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B.S. with a Major in Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy Option

  • Total Credit Hours: 120
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a Pre-Pharmacy option prepares you for admission to pharmacy schools in Georgia and across the country, where you can earn a Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD) to become a pharmacist. Pre-Pharmacy is one of our most popular degree options because pharmacists are in high demand and enjoy a rewarding career. With a Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy degree, you will problem solve, help patients, promote health, and contribute to the greater good of society.

The Valdosta State Difference

As a student in VSU’s Pre-Pharmacy Chemistry degree program, you will work closely with faculty mentors in a student-focused, supportive, and caring environment. Students pursuing the Pre-Pharmacy option develop a strong foundation in Chemistry. We design the degree program to be flexible so that students can also take additional courses in biology to boost their performance on their admissions exam and pharmacy school coursework. Research-quality scientific instrumentation and laboratory space is available for you to learn and gain practical, hands-on experience. You can even perform your own research with a faculty mentor. Our Pre-Pharmacy option gives you the opportunity to build your resume and, more importantly, prepares you for success in your pharmacy career.

What You'll Learn

Our Chemistry degree with a Pre-Pharmacy option provides you with a well-rounded education in chemistry while also giving you the chance to learn other subjects that interest you, such as biology, health care policy, or business. Our faculty will share their knowledge with you so you learn theory in the classroom then apply that knowledge in laboratory courses and field work. Yearly seminar series help you learn effective study skills, find an internship, give presentations with confidence, and prepare for pharmacy school.


  • Community (retail) pharmacist
  • Clinical (hospital) pharmacist
  • Pharmaceutical industry pharmacist
  • Veterinary pharmacist
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Public health advisor

Cost and Length of Program

Students meeting pre-requisites for first-year courses can graduate within four years with a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy option.

For more information contact
Kurt Winkelmann, Department Head
229-333-5801 | Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1500 N Patterson Street Valdosta, Ga 31698