St. Louis College of Pharmacy

For more than 150 years, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been educating future pharmacy leaders, innovators and practitioners. Located in one of the world's leading biomedical, research and patient-care centers, the College provides exceptional education, career and research opportunities for students. Students complete advanced courses in the sciences, including biology, chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as courses in the liberal arts and social sciences. Students are admitted directly from high school, as transfer students throughout the undergraduate program, and during the first professional year.Students may complete their undergraduate coursework at the College earning a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences or Health Humanities. The College's undergraduate programs prepare students for immediate entry into a health professions career, or they can serve as a foundation for graduate professional study in pharmacy, medicine, optometry, dentistry, and more.Students may also progress into the professional program and complete a Doctor of Pharmacy with an integrated Bachelor of Science. Students in the integrated program earn a bachelor's degree after the first professional year and complete their Pharm.D. after the fourth professional year. The innovative curriculum utilizes an organ-based teaching model and prepares students for the expanding role of pharmacists on health care teams. During the fourth professional year, students complete eight five-week rotations and have the opportunity to work in hospitals and clinics, development pharmacy assistant programs, or choose from more than 600 other settings. Students impact health care worldwide through advanced pharmacy practice experiences and international programs in countries including South Africa, Ethiopia, Mexico, Swaziland and Saudi Arabia. Courses, such as International Service Learning, offer students the chance to help rebuild houses with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala, Costa Rica or Poland.A collaborative program with the University of Missouri - St. Louis allows student pharmacists to work toward their Master of Business Administration or a graduate certificate in business administration at UMSL while still enrolled at the College to help prepare them for the wide variety of career options available for pharmacists. Students also volunteer thousands of hours in the local community each year for events such as the College's Asthma-Friendly Pharmacies program, the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative, and Boo Fest, a sugar-free Halloween event for children with the Type 1 diabetes and their families. In fall 2015, the College opened the new Academic and Research Building, transforming its campus for students, faculty and staff. In spring 2017, construction will be complete on a new Recreation and Student Center. The College's new facilities have added more than 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art living, learning and research space to campus.

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Private, Coed 1864 N/A Semester $141.9 million 4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110 (800) 278-5267
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