Lakeland College

University Studies - Pre-Pharmacy

Program Information

School:Lakeland College
Faculty:University Studies
Degree:Bachelor; University Transfer
Field of Study:Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Description:Pharmacists are becoming an even more critical member of your health care team as they don't just dispense medicine. But if you think pharmacy is your best career choice, be prepared for the what it takes to earn your degree and license.

Pharmacy is currently one of the most competitive programs to get into. You need to spend at least one-year taking a pre-professional program. Because of the competitive nature of the program, you may wish to complete a BSc. Qualifications for registration as a licensed pharmacist for most provinces in Canada include a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from an accredited program, certification with the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, and completion of structured practical training.
URL:University Studies - Pre-Pharmacy at Lakeland College
Cost per year:*
National: $6,913

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English 

Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree vary, depending upon the area of interest, university admission requirements, and courses required in the degree. Some science programs require Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 30, so students with all three Grade 12 science courses are best prepared to pursue a variety of options in the sciences. Please visit the website for more information on entry requirements.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

Lakeland College classes are taught in English, so you'll need adequate written and oral English skills to be admitted to one of our programs regardless of your citizenship status or country of origin. If English is your second language, you must show English proficiency through one of the following: 1. Meeting program admission requirements, 2. Admission by special status, or 3. An acceptable score on one of: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum of 86 on the iBT exam and a minimum score of 21 in each of the four tested areas. If your program requires spoken language proficiency you will need a minimum of 26 points in the speaking component; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 on each band score; CAEL (Canadian Assessment of English Language) - minimum score of 60 overall with at least 60 on each band score; MELAB (Michigan English Assessment Battery) - minimum score of 80 with no component less than 76. Must include the speaking test.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 21, 2016