• UC School of Pharmacy

    RC BuildingThe University of Charleston School of Pharmacy offers its student pharmacists a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. Our student pharmacists are trained to know about the body, medications, and what happens when medications enter a healthy body as well as a diseased body. From a state of the art facility, to an in-house patient care clinic, the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy makes it possible for student pharmacists to participate in delivering pharmacy services to real patient’s just steps away from their academic classroom and labs.

    From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment. We emphasize to our present and prospective students the importance of being involved in their profession and advocating for their patients and profession - one of the hallmarks of our program. We term it being a problem solver which requires you to be part of the solution and not part of the problem; and you can only be part of the solution if you are actively engaged in your profession

    At the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, we are training tomorrow’s pharmacists for compassionate patient care, advocacy, and community engagement. The UC School of Pharmacy offers a technology-infused, dynamic and rigorous curriculum that prepares the graduate to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.

    Our mission is to provide a first-class educational experience for students and to conduct pioneering research that advances the health of the public. Click through the sections on this site to learn more about these educational programs – or contact the Admissions Office the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Office of Professional and Student Affairs for more assistance.

    Our Vision

    The vision for the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy is to:

    • Become nationally recognized for an emphasis on rural health care and service to the Appalachian region
    • Maintain its status as an innovative leader in the use of technology in pharmacy education and practice
    • Advance the profession of pharmacy through leadership, education, research, and advocacy
    • Elevate the profile of the University of Charleston as a leading comprehensive university

    University Mission

    The mission of the University of Charleston is to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living and community involvement.

    Accreditation

    The University of Charleston Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575 312-664-3575; FAX 312-664-4652. Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and our PharmD/MBA provides student pharmacists the ability to assume responsibilities as managers, administrators, consultants and executives in health care systems.

    From learning with case studies in the classroom to providing care through experiential practice in the Charleston area and surrounding rural communities, I believe I have achieved a multi-dimensional education to help prepare me for my role as a pillar in my community, as well as a critical member of the healthcare team.

    — Amy West, Class of 2010