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Pre-pharmacy

Your future in pharmacy starts at SNC

Two-thirds of Wisconsin counties lack access to affordable, quality health care. Want to be part of the solution? Pharmacists are working to help close the gap when it comes to accessing and being able to pay for health care by providing vaccines, assisting clients with medication management and providing patient care services such as strep tests or measuring vital signs.

St. Norbert College gives you a way to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in natural sciences from SNC and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in just six years!

 

 

Academic paths within the pharmacy program

Looking for a fast track to becoming a pharmacist? Check out SNC’s unique 3+3 partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)! You’ll spend your first three years completing an undergraduate curriculum at SNC, and then transfer into the Pharm.D. program at MCW to finish your degree.

Do you have a minimum ACT score of 26, and a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.75? If so, we encourage you to apply for the 3+3 program through MCW when you receive your SNC acceptance. Note: we’ll prioritize your application if we receive it by March 1. Upon acceptance into the 3+3 program, you will gain early-assurance admission to the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

Our 3+3 partnership with MCW accelerates your typical degree timeline by a full year. This means that you’ll be out in the workforce sooner, instead of paying for tuition. In addition, you’ll be helping fill the health care gap in underserved communities.

The MCW School of Pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. You’ll be eligible to sit for pharmacist licensure examinations upon successful completion of the Pharm.D. program.

After completing your first year in the MCW School of Pharmacy, you’ll receive a bachelor of science degree in natural sciences from SNC through “reverse transfer” of those credits earned at MCW. The reverse-transfer program guarantees six Pharm.D. seats for full-time SNC students who successfully complete program prerequisites.

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Undergraduate research

Engage in collaborative research projects related to pharmacy topics with your professors — frequently with financial support from national organizations

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Practical internships

Explore the field through internships, and find out what it’s like to put your academic training to work.

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International reach

Craft a global approach to your biology degree through our study abroad program.

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Elevate your pharmacy education

You’ll be invited to participate in at least two MCW School of Pharmacy programs and events each year during your time at SNC, including career discussions and shadowing opportunities with MCW’s clinical partners. These events will give you important insight into pharmacy careers, and help you network with students and faculty at MCW. Through your senior thesis, you’ll contribute to pharmaceutical research, providing you with the opportunity to focus on topics of interest. In addition, the partnership program pairs you with a faculty mentor from MCW. This advisor will help guide you through your undergraduate degree choices and can connect you to undergraduate research opportunities at MCW.

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  • St. Norbert is a small school but with big-school opportunities. I remember walking into my first med school interview, and the person next to me had their Ph.D. from Yale ... . But in talking about our experiences, I realized that I’ve gotten to do all the same things or more because there are so many opportunities here.

    Amy Holzer '20

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    Portrait of student Amy Holzer

    St. Norbert is a small school but with big-school opportunities. I remember walking into my first med school interview, and the person next to me had their Ph.D. from Yale ... . But in talking about our experiences, I realized that I’ve gotten to do all the same things or more because there are so many opportunities here.

    Amy Holzer '20

  • SNC hosts lots of informational talks, panels and speakers that opened my eyes and gave me more information about what I’d be experiencing in different medical professions and schools. Highlighting guests in a variety of professions is especially beneficial for students who are still deciding, or don’t know much about the different areas of health care.

    Anna Giblin ’21

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    Portrait of student

    SNC hosts lots of informational talks, panels and speakers that opened my eyes and gave me more information about what I’d be experiencing in different medical professions and schools. Highlighting guests in a variety of professions is especially beneficial for students who are still deciding, or don’t know much about the different areas of health care.

    Anna Giblin ’21

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About the MCW School of Pharmacy

The MCW School of Pharmacy is the only three-year Pharm.D. program in the Midwest that is located at an academic medical center, providing access to world-renowned resources at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for students and faculty alike. The aim of the MCW School of Pharmacy is not only to educate the pharmacists of the future, but to create new and innovative practice models and inter-professional health care teams that leverage the role of the pharmacist to deliver patient-centered care with improved health outcomes.

Your pharmacy degree at work

MCW’s Pharm.D. degree will provide you with extensive clinical experience in a variety of medical specialties, including biomedical research. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to work in hospitals, clinics, retail pharmacies or community health centers.

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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