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Pharmacy, Pharm.D.

College of Pharmacy

Join the state’s oldest and largest professional pharmacy program, and enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive university with a family atmosphere and partnerships with several large teaching health systems.

Whether you’re interested in traditional or nontraditional pathways, you’ll be well prepared for a rewarding career in pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy in hand. Gain exposure to a variety of pharmacy fields and career paths through your studies, which will include a blend of classroom and experiential learning.

Program Highlights

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    A Long Tradition

    Study in a nationally recognized program that has been educating pharmacists for more than 150 years.

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    Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center

    Unite the study and practice of pharmacy with the exciting opportunities of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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    Experiential Learning

    Get valuable experience with more than 600 opportunities both nationally and internationally.

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    Prepare to Excel

    Be fully prepared to pass the NAPLEX and MPJE on your first attempt.

What You’ll Study

Our curriculum builds strong foundations in disciplines related to the practice of pharmacy, particularly biomedical, pharmaceutical, social, administrative and clinical sciences. The core of your degree requirements will be enhanced by interprofessional education, career mentoring and optional specialized curricular tracks.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Therapeutic Intervention

    Using proven strategies to help individuals or groups achieve positive outcomes


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Patient Education

    Educating patients and caregivers about treatments to create better health outcomes

  • Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital & Health System Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Nuclear Pharmacist
  • Research Pharmacist
  • Medical Science Liaison

Workplace Settings

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

The experiences gained in the College of Pharmacy, from the classroom to the various organizations, have allowed me to gain a level of confidence and sense of duty that I could not have achieved before.

Aditya Pradhan
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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