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What are pharmacy majors?

Pharmacy programs typically include coursework on topics such as pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy. In addition, you would also take classes in chemistry and biology. By completing this type of coursework, you’ll be able to understand how the body works and how medications can interact with the body. As a pharmacy student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in pharmacology and to gain hands-on experience in a variety of settings.

How much do pharmacy majors make?

Pharmacy graduates typically make between $60,000 and $140,000 per year. The national average of reported salaries for pharmacy degrees is $108,000.
Pharmacy majorsAverage salarySalary
Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences$108,000
Pharmacy technicianNo data

Popular pharmacy majors by degrees awarded

On average, around 4,530 students obtain a bachelor's degree or associate degree in all pharmacy fields each year. In 2021, the most popular major within pharmacy was pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences with 3,271 students obtaining a bachelor's degree and 136 students obtaining an associate degree. The least popular major was pharmacy technician with fewer than 5 students obtaining a bachelor's degree and 1,136 students obtaining an associate degree. Overall, pharmacy is a relatively uncommon area of study.