Department Web site: Department of Clinical Laboratory Science
Department Contact: Elizabeth Zeibig - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Louis University offers a pre-pharmacy track through the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science within Doisy College of Health Sciences. Students are encouraged to earn a bachelors degree in Investigative and Medical Sciences (IMS) while completing pre-pharmacy requirements. Pre-pharmacy students will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and staff to tailor their curriculum to meet the specific prerequisite needs of the pharmacy school(s) to which they plan to apply.
The IMS program is unique in its ability to provide students with strong basic science core, medically relevant knowledge, and flexibility to choose value-added courses focusing on the students' ultimate goals after graduation. The degree is designed as a preparatory degree for graduate, medical and professional schools, such as pharmacology programs and schools of pharmacy.
Careers in the Field:
Pharmacy is consistently ranked as one of the most respected professions in the nation.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of pharmacists is expected to grow by 17 percent by 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. About 65 percent of pharmacists work in retail settings, 22 percent work in hospitals, and a small proportion work in mail-order and Internet pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, offices of physicians, and the Federal Government.
About the Faculty:
The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science administers the IMS program. The department faculty serve as the academic advisors for the IMS students and teach the medically related courses in the IMS curriculum. The faculty are certified laboratory scientists with nationally recognized accomplishments within their profession. They are student centered and dedicated to excellence in teaching.