How to Become a Pharmacist

Most pharmacy schools require some prior university study, including a strong background in the sciences. Carleton’s undergraduate science programs are designed to provide students with a comprehensive science education. Carleton science students benefit from small classes, personalized interaction with their professors, lab experience (including hands-on labs in your 1st year), and excellent co-op opportunities.

Science students may also enrol in a First Year Seminar wherein they are taught by an experienced faculty member in a class of no more than approximately twenty-five students. There is a specialized seminar for science students entitled Seminar in Science that introduces students to advancements in the field and current research questions. These Seminars not only help to bridge the gap between high school and university-level study but they also provide a great opportunity for students to get to know one of their professors on a more personal level.

To learn more about the pharmacy school application process and admission requirements check out the information below.

Applying to Pharmacy Schools in Canada

There are several Faculties and Schools of Pharmacy in Canada: Dalhousie University (College of Pharmacy), Memorial University of Newfoundland (School of Pharmacy), Université de Montréal (Faculté de pharmacie), Université Laval (Faculté de pharmacie), University of Alberta (Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences), University of British Columbia (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences), University of Manitoba (Faculty of Pharmacy), University of Saskatchewan (College of Pharmacy and Nutrition), University of Toronto (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) and University of Waterloo (School of Pharmacy).

Application Process

Admission and application requirements for pharmacy school vary from one institution to another. As such, it is important to contact the respective pharmacy school admission offices to determine specific admission requirements.

In general, to become a licensed pharmacist in Canada, you need:

As requirements vary by province, you should contact your local pharmacy school for more specific information.

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