Get a head start toward your career in pharmacy. For high school students who have made the decision to become pharmacists, the early assurance program offers a fast, effective and affordable option.
The pre-pharmacy early assurance program at ACPHS saves you two years of study, helping you to earn your PharmD sooner and save on tuition costs. Plus, your place in the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy program is guaranteed when you meet the stated progressions requirement. With just a few simple steps, there will be a spot for you.
As a pre-pharmacy student, you’ll gain the academic and practical skills to succeed in our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students will work closely with the pre-pharmacy director (Dr. Purington) and pharmacy program directors (Dr. Katie Cardone and Dr. Nicole Lodise) to learn more about the 100+ career pathways that await them after graduation.
Our PharmD program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
By meeting the progression requirements of the two-year Pre-Pharmacy program, you are guaranteed a seat in the first professional year (P1) of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at ACPHS.
Two less years also means less tuition costs. At ACPHS, 100% of our students receive scholarship or financial aid support, making your Doctor of Pharmacy degree even more affordable.
Apply your classroom knowledge in a real-world setting, and positively impact the health of the local community, at ACPHS' student run pharmacies and The Collaboratory.
In your second year of the pre-pharmacy program, you can apply for an internship at Albany Medical Center's Inpatient Pharmacy. We also offer unique opportunities to work with faculty on cutting-edge life science research and even apply for the competitive Student Summer Research Award (SSRA) program.
Pharmacists also earn an excellent salary. Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average pharmacist salary in the United States is $128,570. There are also plenty of opportunities to increase your earnings with certifications.
Your Doctor of Pharmacy degree will open doors to a wide range of careers with the field of pharmacy that place you on the forefront of new discoveries that will benefit people everywhere.
Your success is our main goal. Small class sizes offer the benefit of close interactions with your advisors and professors, who hold unmatched expertise in their respective area. Each incoming student is also matched with an upper-class student to ease the transition to college life. Additionally, ACPHS offers a variety of student clubs and professional organizations where you can develop leadership skills, fuel your passions and build lifelong relationships.