University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Experience Pharmacy with UC

At the UCSOP we offer a technology-infused, dynamic, and rigorous curriculum that prepares our graduates to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. We are proud to train tomorrow’s pharmacists for compassionate patient care, advocacy, and community engagement.

We believe experiencing the profession of pharmacy and how the classroom relates to the practice is fundamental. During the first three years of the program, experiential (practice site) opportunities are threaded throughout the curriculum. The fourth year is spent almost entirely in practice settings with students returning to campus once a semester to participate in specialty certificate training and other offerings.

Pharmacy Admissions Welcome From the Dean

Some highlights of our program include:

    • Small campus and personalized attention

    • Individual connections through a 8:1 student to faculty ratio

    • One of the most affordable private school tuitions in the region

    • 100% of the Class of 2026 will receive a renewable scholarship ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 per year

    • Holistic admissions process- we look at you as a whole person, and not just the numbers

    • No Supplemental Application fee required

    • Didactic curriculum with active learning and a variety of elective courses

    • Unique clinical rotations inside and outside of West Virginia

    • More than 90% of students in each of our classes are employed within the first year of graduation

UC Offers Unique Opportunities

    • Students achieve competency in 6 core areas – leadership, advocacy, public health, interprofessional education, cultural awareness, and innovation & entrepreneurship

    • Certifications in Immunizations, Medication Therapy Management, and Point of Care Testing included in tuition; additional opportunities available in diabetes and cardiovascular disease

    • The most affordable dual Pharm.D./MBA program in the nation

    • Scholar in Geriatric Pharmacy Track Available

    • Opportunities to participate in community outreach and rural health initiatives in areas of disease management, medication adherence and safety, and substance use disorders


Life Changing Experiences


We offer our students many opportunities to make a difference in their own lives – and in the lives of others.

UC Pharmacy students are regularly selected for prestigious internships and experiences. They work with faculty on groundbreaking research and co-author papers in national publications. They earn national awards and have professional opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Our students also regularly participate in community health outreach opportunities, drug take back days, advocacy for the profession at the WV Capitol, and more.  In the past few years, our students have become involved with COVID-19 vaccination/education programs as well as supporting programs related to opioid addiction.

Learn more about our students’ life-changing educational opportunities:


Pharmacy Student Achievements

Making a Difference – Covid Vaccinations

Making a Difference – Opioid Crisis