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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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Student in Pharmaceutical Sciences

What are Pharmaceutical Sciences?

The pharmaceutical sciences track will provide 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 fit […]

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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.

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)

92% passed the NAPLEX on first attempt (2017)

100% placement of Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates (2018)

 

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

Pharmaceutical Sciences track.

Please find more track information HERE.

 

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

Academic pharmacy

Long-tern, 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

Poison control

 

 

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