Science classes are small at Shippensburg University, usually having no more than 16 students per laboratory section. Seasoned professors, not graduate students, teach lectures and labs. State-of-the-art laboratory equipment is available to students, giving them hands-on experience with current techniques.
Shippensburg students receive careful, personal advisement, which includes appropriate course selection and monitoring of their progress. Pre-pharmacy advisors attend conferences where they meet colleagues from other universities and share ideas. This ensures Ship health science students receive accurate, current, and comprehensive information.
You are expected to complete general education courses, including humanities, social sciences and courses emphasizing communications such as English composition and speech. Course prerequisites vary among pharmacy programs; therefore, pre-pharmacy students early in their first semester at Shippensburg are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from a pre-pharmacy advisor and to examine the book, Pharmacy Schools Admissions Requirements, which is located in the Health Sciences Office.
Faculty-directed undergraduate research is highly encouraged at Shippensburg. Each year, between 6 and 12 undergraduate science students present results of their research at regional, state or national conferences.
Pre-pharmacy students are also encouraged to participate in an internship experience in a pharmacy setting in order to become acquainted with the field prior to making formal application to selected professional programs.