Pharmacist Posing

About the Pharmacy Pre-Professional Program

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Pharmacists dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. Pharmacists advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosages and side effects of medications, and must understand the use, composition and effects of drugs. Majoring in Pre-Pharmacy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will prepare you for higher education in the field.

Program Information Guide 

Responsibilities of a Pharmacist:

  • Fills patient prescriptions
  • Instructs patients on how and when to take a prescribed medicine
  • Advises patients on possible side effects they may experience
  • Keeps records and does other administrative tasks
  • Oversees pharmaceutical technicians and interns
  • Completes insurance forms and works with a patient’s insurance company
  • Checks whether the prescription will interact negatively with other drugs the patient is taking or conditions the patient has
  • Pursues continuing education to keep up with the latest advances in pharmacological science

Average Salary: $124,170 per year


Over the past 5 years, 36 out of 37 UNK students have been accepted to pharmacy school

97% Accepted


Anthony Donovan

“UNK is very affordable and provides an absolutely great chance to receive a superior education.” “During my freshman year I switched my major to chemistry comprehensive with a biochemistry emphasis because I still enjoyed chemistry, but I knew from my advisers the significance of having a solid background in biological and chemical sciences.” “For those who wish to challenge themselves, being part of the health science, chemistry and biology departments is a rewarding experience.”

Anthony Donovan


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