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Is Pharmacy Right for Me?

Pharmacy students work hard. 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 can enjoy sports and personally fulfilling extra curricular activities, many do. See, for example, left, pharmacy student Kailey Mandigo […]

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Why UConn Pharmacy?

The University of Connecticut is a Research I institution, 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 essential components of the faculty’s mission. You can learn more about some […]

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It’s More Than A White Lab Coat

Become a trusted health professional as a graduate of the UConn School of Pharmacy. Rigorous academic exploration, groundbreaking research, and impactful community involvement will prepare you to lead in the health care 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-pharmacy courses under the guidance of your advisor. Apply to to the Special Program In Pharmacy as a freshman or enter the four-year pharmacy professional program after two undergrad years to earn your Bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees and stand for licensure.

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. Not only are pharmacists consistently ranked as among the most trusted health professionals in the U.S, 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.

Dual Majors

Joint or dual degree programs allow students to combine their Doctor of Pharmacy degree with select master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs. Application to these programs is usually made during the second professional year. Please find more information on dual majors is here.

Specialty Tracks

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 LEADERS track, Urban Service track, Pediatric Pharmacy track and Pharmaceutical Sciences track. Please find more track information HERE.



RSS Pharmacy in the News

  • PITCH Promising Project Award for Cancer Stem Cell Research
    Xiuling Lu from UConn's School of Pharmacy has received a PITCH Promising Project award to continue the development of a new and potentially safer treatment for cancer.
  • The Mediterranean Diet, Italy, and You. Join us this November in Florence.
    The Mediterranean diet is one of the most unique, delicious and important diets in terms of its ability to optimize our health, promote longevity, prevent disease and sustain our environment. Scientific studies and meta-analyses unequivocally demonstrate that the diet out of Italy and region is effective in preventing or even reversing cardiovascular disease, the number […]
  • Profile in Pharmacy: Inside the Beltway with FDA Practice Expert David Rosen ’78
      There’s nothing David Rosen ’78 (PHARM) likes better than a challenge, and he has met more than a few in a nearly 40-year career that started in 1978 when he was a newly-minted UConn School of Pharmacy graduate. Currently a partner and public policy lawyer with Foley & Lardner, LLP in Washington, D.C., his professional […]
  • UConn and Peking University Celebrate 10 Years of Study in Traditional Chinese Medicine
    China.  A land rich in culture, natural beauty, and exotic locales. For those students participating in UConn’s study abroad program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), traveling halfway around the globe to take courses at Peking University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PKUSPS) in the capitol city of Beijing is invariably eye opening. When academics are combined […]