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Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)

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The bachelor of science (pharmacy) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become competent pharmacy professionals. Pharmacy graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings including community pharmacy and hospital environments, pharmaceutical industries, government and pharmacy associations or to undertake advanced training in clinical practice and research.

The bachelor of science (pharmacy) degree requires a minimum of five years of university study (one year before and four years after admission to the School of Pharmacy). A graduate of the program is eligible to apply to be licensed as a pharmacist in Newfoundland and Labrador and other provinces in Canada after successful completion of national examinations.

The school, together with the General Hospital, the Janeway Child Health and Rehabilitation Centre, the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Nursing, is located in the Health Sciences Centre. This setting is unique in Canada and provides an ideal learning environment for an education in pharmacy.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted only in September of each year. Applications must be received by Feb. 1.

Students applying for admission are normally required to have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours, including the following courses or their equivalents:

  • Mathematics 1000, 1001
  • Six credit hours in English at the 1000 level
  • Chemistry 1050, 1051 or equivalent
  • Physics 1020 (or 1050) and Physics 1021 ( or 1051)
  • Biology 1001, 1002.

These prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the winter semester in the year for which admission is sought.

As part of the admissions process, interviews are held which include both a written and verbal component. Admission to the program is competitive, for a limited number of places. Priority for a number of seats is given to students who are bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Recommended courses for first year

Students interested in applying to the school of pharmacy should take the following courses in their first year:

Sample Program

Fall Semester* Winter Semester
Mathematics 1000 Mathematics 1001
Physics 1020 (1050) Physics 1021 (1051)
Chemistry 1050** Chemistry 1051**
Biology 1001

Biology 1002

three credit hours in English at the 1000 level three credit hours in English at the 1000 level

*If a student is not eligible to take one or more of the required fall semester courses, they should contact the Academic Advising Centre.

**Students attending Grenfell Campus would normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.

Contact information

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