Pharmacy Students
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Pharmacy (0-6 Program)

Shaping the Future of Pharmacy Practice

Western New England University's Pharmacy program is an ideal place for future pharmacists to excel. Through our 0-6 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program model, qualifying high school seniors applying to the Pharmacy program are guaranteed a seat in our four-year PharmD program, provided they meet academic milestones during their first two years of preprofessional studies. Qualifying students are eligible to receive a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy Studies after four years of study and the PharmD degree after six years.

Why Choose Pharmacy?

There’s never been a more important time to start a career in Pharmacy. Western New England University will transform you into the innovative and compassionate pharmacist you’ve always dreamed of becoming.

If you aspire to be an expert in medicine, a community educator, and a leader in healthcare during critical times in public health, then Western New England University will help you achieve these goals and more.

Pharmacists play several crucial roles:

  • Dispensing medications and administering vaccinations to patients;
  • Consulting with other members of the healthcare team to recommend the most appropriate treatments for their patients; and
  • Educating both patients and the community about best practices when it comes to health and wellness.

Pharmacists don’t just dispense prescriptions; they’re experts in medication, from common prescriptions all the way up to the newest drugs on the market. Pharmacists help inform patients about possible side effects, help customers select and provide counsel on the proper use of over-the-counter medications, and interact with physicians and health insurance companies on behalf of the patient.

$129,410 median pay (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022)
98% Class of ’22 employed/attending graduate or professional school within 6 months of graduation

Pharmacists Make a Real Impact Every Day.

Imagine this; you could play a role in:

  • Administering flu shots and other vaccines to reduce spread of preventable illnesses
  • Helping to diminish the opioid crisis
  • Providing a child with chronic asthma with an inhaler so they can play at recess
  • Assuring patients that their medications will not interact with each other so they can take them without fear
  • Promoting responsible prescription adherence and persistence

Pharmacists work in a variety of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, long term care organizations, private practice, pharmaceutical research, and in a variety of healthcare facilities, so you’ll have plenty of options geared toward your interests!

In times like these, pharmacists are needed more than ever, and if it’s your calling, there’s no better time to get started.

What Will You Study?

During your first two years of the Pharmacy program, you will be immersed in the study of biology to understand the basic structure and functioning of cells and organisms. You will also take courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology, as well as a selection of general education courses required before continuing into the professional program. The majority of Pharmacy courses are offered in Western New England University's newest academic building, the Center for the Sciences and Pharmacy, which features state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms.

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