If pharmacy is your career goal, Hastings College is here to help make it happen! For pre-pharmacy students, we provide the biology, chemistry, human anatomy and other key coursework that prepares you for pharmacy school and future success.
At Hastings, you’ll appreciate smaller classes and faculty who want you to succeed in these foundational classes. Have we had success? You bet! Every qualified Hastings College student in the last decade who has applied to pharmacy school has been accepted.
Excel in pharmacy school
Recent Hastings College graduates have gone to pursue doctor of pharmacy degrees at some of the top schools:
- Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions,
- University of Iowa College of Pharmacy,
- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy,
- University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy,
- and more!
Create your future
Go further with a Hastings education
Thanks to our small class sizes (most have fewer than 20 students!), and a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, you’ll work closely with faculty and your advisor to complete your degree in four years. In fact, most students who graduate from Hastings do so in four years!
Our block-style semester structure means you’ll take just one or two classes at a time — which really lets you focus more intently on each class. It also lets faculty devote more time to every student because they’re only teaching one or two classes in a block!
Graduate with experience
At Hastings, students with a goal of pharmacy school often complete an internship. Some expand their understanding of the world by studying abroad. Many take advantage of additional experiences and insight that help advance career options. What does all this mean? You’ll graduate from Hastings College ready to succeed — in pharmacy school and life.
Along your path, you’ll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It’s an experience that’s true to Hastings College, and you won’t find it anywhere else.
All the extras aren't extra
No-cost study abroad — During your third year on campus, you’ll spend a transformational two-week block studying abroad. And thanks to donors, you’ll experience this at no additional cost. France, Ireland, Peru, Spain, Honduras, the United Kingdom…where will you go?
Books included — Afraid of a $400 textbook? No more! We’ve eliminated the high cost of text books by working with our bookstore to provide all required textbooks. This will save you $1,000 or more each year.
iPad + Apple Pencil — We’ll set you up with an iPad and Apple Pencil — and help you learn how to best incorporate these tools into your studies. From digital notes (that you’ll never lose!) to pictures of lab setups, professors and students find creative, new ways to use this perfect combination of technology and teaching every semester!
Get involved beyond the classroom
- Alpha Chi (Academic honor society)
- Beta Beta Beta (Biology honor society)
In addition to these groups, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.
Partnerships that make a difference
As a Hastings College student, you can graduate in four years and attend a pharmacy school anywhere in the country — but our partnerships may provide a faster path to your degree and career.
A Hastings College and Creighton University partnership gives Hastings College students priority consideration for admission to Creighton’s Doctor of Pharmacy program, a and reduces by one year the time it takes to earn your pharmacy degree, while also completing your degree at Hastings.
Qualified Hastings College applicants receive other benefits when applying to Creighton’s pharmacy program, including:
- Guaranteed interview
- PCAT waiver
- Eligibility to receive one of 10 reserved seats in the incoming pharmacy class (five in the campus pathway and five in the distance pathway)
The campus pathway is on Creighton’s campus in Omaha, and the distance pathway allows you to live and work in a smaller community while completing your pharmacy degree. Since smaller communities may have a shortage of pharmacists, the chance to work in this setting is appealing especially if you want to learn from an experienced pharmacist and potentially buy into the business.
Partnerships with other schools are also available. Schedule a visit to learn more.
Find pharmacy scholarships
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, we offer talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. The result? Every student receives at least $12,000 in scholarships (but most receive more!).