UConn’s School of Pharmacy prepares you to be a front-line leader in today’s health care industry. Pre-pharmacy students take pharmacy related honors courses while living in pharmacy’s unique Learning Community under the guidance of the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES). Both experiences introduce you to career opportunities in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice while allowing some exploration of other liberal arts topics should you be interested.
Students from related majors (Biology, Chemistry, Engineering as example) may apply to the School of Pharmacy provided that all application criteria are met.
Students, including transfers, typically apply to the School of Pharmacy in their second year at college and once accepted, continue in a professional program for another four years, first earning a B.S. in Pharmacy Studies and then a Pharm.D. upon completion of the program. The Pharm.D. is the required degree for admittance to the pharmacist’s licensing exam.
Opportunities to specialize within the School of Pharmacy include:
- Co-curricular learning tracks (Leaders, Pediatric, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Urban Service)
- Dual-degree programs (Pharm.D/MBA, Pharm.D./Ph.D., and Pharm.D./MPh)
- Pharmacy-themed honors and scholar programs
- Education abroad
No matter what your selected path, UConn School of Pharmacy’s professional program provides real-world experience in clinical settings alongside class and lab education. Experiential education that runs concurrent to class learning takes you inside community pharmacies, hospitals, and health care facilities affiliated and on specialty rotations with regional pharmaceutical corporations, national associations, government agencies, or in academia.
Careers in Pharmacy:
- Community Practice (Independent, Community Chain, and Veterinary Pharmacy)
- Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Development
- Hospital or Nuclear Pharmacy
- Academic Pharmacy
- Long-term, Hospice and Home Health Consulting
- Government Agencies
- Managed Care and Pharmacy Benefit Management
- Mail Service Pharmacy
- Publishing (Medical, scientific and trade journal reporting)
- Poison Control