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School of Pharmacy

General Information

The bachelor of science (pharmacy) program is designed to furnish students with the education necessary to provide pharmacy services to the public as a member of the health care team, to undertake specialty training, and to prepare for careers in research, the pharmaceutical industry, government, and pharmacy associations.  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).  The degree is required to be licensed as a pharmacist.

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 situation for education in pharmacy.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted only in September of each year, and applications must be received by March 1.

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

a)English 1080

b)Mathematics 1000, 1001

c)Chemistry 1050, 1051

d)Physics 1020, 1021 (or 1050, 1051)

e)Biology 1001, 1002

f)Business 2000

As part of the admissions process, interviews may be required which may include both a written and verbal component.

Admission to the program is on the basis of competition for a limited number of places.  Priority for some places is given to students who are bona fide residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

First-Year Program

Students interested in applying to pharmacy will normally take the following courses in their first year of university studies:

Semester I Semester II
Chemistry 1050 Chemistry 1051
Physics 1020 (or 1050) Physics 1021 (or 1051)
Biology 1001 Biology 1002
Mathematics 1000 Mathematics 1001
English 1080 Business 2000

Further information can be obtained from the school’s home page:

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