We know you have big dreams.

Your ambition may be to work in a hospital, working directly with patients who need your help. You may imagine yourself using science to fight for the health of our communities through public initiatives or regulatory work. Others may see you at a bench in a research lab or at a desk in a corner office, helping to discover new drugs and bring them to patients in need.

A pharmacy degree can carry you to any of these places. And yet, you may not always think that a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is in your reach. KGI is partnering with community colleges to make these dreams more accessible. By building a clear path for students and working together, we can help you go from high school to pharmacy careers in as little as six years in our accelerated pathway.

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Pathway Details

  • The pathway is a PharmD degree that may be completed in as little as six years, with the first two years at community college (providing students take all required coursework on time) and the remaining four as a student in KGI’s School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS).
  • Students should begin preparing for pharmacy school as they enter community college.
  • An invitation to interview for the PharmD program will be automatic for selected students, as long as they meet all requirements.
  • Interested community college students will have access to additional opportunities for enrichment, including summer courses, industry talks, and access to KGI’s large body of clinical and scientific pharmacy faculty.

Benefits to Students

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Average salary for a pharmacist in California


Median salary for pharmacists nationwide

"Pharmacy is an exciting field due to the fact that there are many different avenues one can take, whether it be clinical, community, pharma, or research, just to name a few."
Sagar Bhakta
Doctor of Pharmacy, '18