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 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 the Special Program In Pharmacy as a freshman or enter the four-year pharmacy professional (Pharm.D.) program after two undergrad years in pre-pharmacy 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.
Find more detail on our program in our Pharm.D. brochure.
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)
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.
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
For More Information:
Would you like to learn more about the Doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program and the Pharm.D. admissions process at UConn? Are you interested in pharmacy and want to make sure that you are on the right track? Are you currently in another major, or do you have coursework from another institution, and would like to develop an individualized strategy that considers the transferability of your courses and meets your academic goals?
To ask any questions or to schedule a meeting, please contact Jenna Henderson, Director of Student Support and Learning Development / program administrator.