Distance Education: A First Hand Account And Advice.
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A: Hello, I have an
A: in Math/Science (Pre-Pharmacy) and a B.
A: in Computer Science. I would like to get a bachelor's in Pharmacy, but through distance learning. I got my B.
A: from Thomas Edison State College, which is a distance- learning school, but they don't have a degree in Pharmacy. I would like to eventually get a Pharm.D. degree, too. I read up on a couple of campus-free books on pharmacy programs, but most of them require a bachelor's in Pharmacy. I think there's a Pharmacy college in England that I could go to, but I forget where that's at. If anybody has any info, please reply back. I don't know of any full distance learning degrees in pharmacy. They all require clinical clerkships as far as I know, and like most healthcare programs, require so much accreditation and oversight that in the US at least, I expect they will remain as traditional on-campus programs only. The entry level degree offered by most schools is now the PharmD rather than the BS. You will see a few schools offer a distance PharmD degree, but only as an add-on to those who already have the BS. From a practice perspective, either degree will allow you to take the state boards to receive your pharmacy license (RPh.) I would highly recommend the PharmD, if indeed any school even still offers the BS to newly enrolled students. The schools I am familiar with (at least as they existed when I received my BS in pharmacy almost twenty years ago) require specific coursework prior to applying to pharmacy school, consisting of chemistry, physics, etc. Assuming your AA meets the requirements, completing the pharmacy degree should take either three or four more years, depending on the program. There are some Pharmacy schools about an hour away from my house. However, they cost almost $20,000 a year to go to. Plus, I can't get all my financial aid anymore, because I already have a B.
A: I already took two semesters of Biology, one semester of Chemistry (dropped the second semester), and no Physics. May I ask, then, why a place like Eckerd Drugs won't hire me to be a Pharmacy Technician, even though I have the equivalent of a Pre-Pharmacy degree? I heard that they train their own people to be techs there. I've applied there two or three times, but they won't even give me an interview. I've worked in the Biology lab at my college, plus I experienced one day at at actual pharmaceutical lab.
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