How long does it take to become a pharmacist?

The amount of time it takes to become a pharmacist varies more than the time to complete preparation for many other professions. Some pharmacy schools may admit students after they have completed only 2 years of college (during which all prerequisites for pharmacy school must be completed), while other schools require a full bachelor's degree for admittance. Then the actual pharmacy school program typically takes 4 years to complete for full-time students. However, there are certain colleges with year-round programs, which can typically be completed in 3 years. Therefore, the range of time it can take to become a pharmacist is typically between 6 and 8 years.