About the School
From the beginning, we envisioned a different kind of school of pharmacy -- one where the role of pharmacy was shaped by community-focused students and caring, hands-on faculty in an intimate environment.
Our Mission and Vision.
At the University of Charleston, we are training tomorrow’s pharmacists for compassionate patient care, advocacy, and community engagement. The UC School of Pharmacy offers a technology-infused, dynamic and rigorous curriculum that prepares the graduate to practice in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
Working in close relationships with our faculty and staff, our students have the opportunity for frequent interactions with policymakers as they work to reshape the practice of pharmacy, expand health care access, and improve outcomes for rural and underserved communities.
The University of Charleston Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575 312-664-3575; FAX 312-664-4652.
“We emphasize to our present and prospective students the importance of being involved in their profession and advocating for their patients and profession - one of the hallmarks of our program. We term it being a problem solver which requires you to be part of the solution and not part of the problem; and you can only be part of the solution if you are actively engaged in your profession!”
— Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean, UC School of Pharmacy
“From learning with case studies in the classroom to providing care through experiential practice in the Charleston area and surrounding rural communities, I believe I have achieved a multi-dimensional education to help prepare me for my role as a pillar in my community, as well as a critical member of the healthcare team.”
— Amy West, Class of 2010
“The faculty at the UC School of Pharmacy endeavor to provide students with exposure at the national level. Within the last year, four of my students have presented their research at national level meetings. The faculty student relationship is one of the best I have ever seen in an academic setting.”
— Gagan Kaushal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences