After the initial pre-pharmacy years (freshman and sophomore years) balancing coursework alongside rotations in the first professional year (Professional year 1 or the equivalent of junior year) can be challenging but students do have time to enjoy sports and personally fulfilling extra curricular activities. Classes and faculty become family and there are plenty of opportunities for […][Read More]
The pharmaceutical sciences track will provide pharmacy students with greater exposure to the pharmaceutical sciences and related research. This track is designed to help students that are considering working as a pharmacist for a pharmaceutical company or planning to pursue a joint Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree. This flexible track allows a wide range of options designed to […][Read More]
The University of Connecticut is a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Learning Research I (RI) institution (indicating extensive research activity) as well as one of the nation’s land grant and sea grant colleges. In addition to teaching, faculty members are expected to engage in research and other scholarly activities. Service and outreach are also […][Read More]
Connect with UConn Pharmacy, Connect to the World.
Become a trusted health professional as a graduate of the UConn School of Pharmacy. Academic exploration, groundbreaking research, and impactful community involvement will prepare you to lead in the healthcare industry. Pharmacists make a difference in people’s lives, whether interacting with patients at a pharmacy, discovering tomorrow’s health care solutions in a biopharmaceutical lab, or providing life-saving medications in a hospital or long-term care facility.
At UConn you will build a solid academic foundation of pre-professional courses under the guidance of your advisor. Apply as a Pharmacy Studies major. The four-year pharmacy professional program begins after two undergrad years. Upon completion you will have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
In an ever-evolving health care landscape, pharmacy careers span all areas of public and private healthcare and medical research, developing to meet the changing needs of patients here in the U.S. and abroad. Not only are pharmacists consistently ranked as among the most trusted health professionals, but the career offers long term job security and high earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-care is the fastest growing sector in the U.S. Starting salaries for pharmacy related professions range between $75,000 and $110,000 annually.
UConn School of Pharmacy Stats:
UConn’s School of Pharmacy was ranked in the top 25% of U.S. pharmacy schools and #1 in New England. (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)
The School of Pharmacy has a match rate of 77% (students matching to desired residencies) the highest in New England. The national average is 63%. (2018)
94% of UConn Pharmacy students graduate on time (2018).
87% of Pharmacy Practice students indicated employment upon graduation. (2018)
95% passed the NAPLEX on first attempt (2018)
100% placement of Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates (2018)
Dual and Joint Majors
Dual and joint degrees allow students to combine their Doctor of Pharmacy with select master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs. Application to these programs is usually made during the second professional year.
To provide pharmacy students with the opportunity to customize their learning experience according to their interests, there are four specialized learning tracks a student can take in addition to the more traditional path to a Pharm.D. degree. These are the:
Urban Service track,
Pediatric Pharmacy track
Pharmaceutical Sciences track.
Careers in Pharmacy
Career opportunities in pharmacy are available in such varied areas as:
Community Practice including independent, chain and veterinary pharmacy
Pharmaceutical research and drug development
Hospital or nuclear pharmacy
Long-term, hospice and home heath consulting
Government/federal and state
Managed care and pharmacy benefit management
Mail service pharmacy
Publishing including medical, scientific and trade journal reporting
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