Future students

pharmacy studentsOur goal is to create future leaders in the health care sector. Graduates of the School of Pharmacy will be highly-skilled, motivated, passionate health care providers who make a difference in the world. Their expertise will be critical in a society where patients are increasingly better informed about their own care and expect more personalized health services. Drug therapy is an ever more complex part of modern health care, and pharmacists are the drug experts on a health care team.

We are living in one of the most dynamic and exciting periods in the history of pharmacy. Graduates of the program will have a wealth of career opportunities open to them, including clinical patient care, public policy, regulatory agencies, the pharmaceutical industry, research, academia, and clinical specialties such as infectious disease or pediatrics.

Pharmacy is a four-year professional program, leading to an entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is entirely co-op, the first of its kind in Canada. View our PharmD Curricular Grid (PDF) to learn more about the program.

We are committed to admitting students who have diverse cultural, economic, and social backgrounds. Key admission criteria include intellectual and academic competence, communication skills, leadership ability, community service, pharmacy experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email or phone (519-888-4848).

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