Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with knowledge about drugs and their effects. Pharmacists prepare, dispense, and administer drugs. They evaluate medication orders and provide information and advice on drug selection, effects, and interactions. The standard degree for a pharmacist today is the Doctor of Pharmacy - typically a six-year program. The first two years of the curriculum is broad-based and can be taken at an undergraduate institution such as Bloomsburg. Students may apply to transfer after two years, or complete a bachelorís degree (we recommend the BS Health Sciences or BS Biology) before transferring into a professional program. Admission is currently very competitive but Bloomsburg students have been admitted to a number of different schools; there are 7 in Pennsylvania.