• University of Phoenix
    As the leading online school in the nation, Phoneix University offers various pharmacology online courses to take in your own time.
  • KAPLAN University
    One of the largest online universities with a widely recognized name, Kaplan University offers a myriad of online pharmacology courses that fit your schedule.
by admin on: February 11th, 2011

Are you considering a career in pharmacology? Are you considering a variety of career options? Are you looking into the different ways to pursue an education? Here are some frequently asked questions, and their responses, on those topics.

Q: What is pharmacology?
A: Pharmacology is the study of drugs and the science behind them. Understanding how drugs react with each other, as well as within the human body, is what pharmacology is all about.

Q: What can I do with a degree in pharmacology?
A: There are many career options available to those who are interested in a degree in pharmacology. With everything from research to working in a drug store or pharmacy available, you will find that with a degree in pharmacology you can find the perfect job to suit your personality and desires.

Q: What type of classes will I need to take?
A: There are many classes that are required for a pharmacology degree. Some of these include medical terminology, prescription labeling, biology, and anatomy. There are many additional classes that make up a college education for those pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree as opposed to simple certification, and a degree of this nature in pharmacology is no different.

Q: What is the difference between a pharmacology degree and a pharmacy technician degree?
A: In general, a pharmacy technician degree is going to be shorter and less involved than a pharmacology degree. With pharmacology you will study more about the interaction of the drugs and how they work on the human body. A pharmacy technician, meanwhile, is going to study the environment of working in a pharmacy and working with the public.

Q: What is the difference between an associate’s degree and a bachelor’s degree?
A: Aside from the difference in time that is put in (traditionally, an associate’s degree is a two year degree while a bachelor’s degree is a four year degree), there is the level of study. There is going to be more intense and specialized study with a bachelor’s degree than with an associate’s. Additionally, there are usually more job opportunities when a person has a bachelor’s degree versus an associate’s.

Q: How can I get in contact with you?
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If you still have unanswered questions, one of the best options is to speak with an expert. You can contact us to get connected with various program representatives to learn more details about the various options now before you.

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