University of Charleston offers rare pharmacy program

Individuals looking to enter the pharmaceutical field may wish to enroll into the University of Charleston. The school features a rare doctoral program in the field of study.

University of Charleston's School of Pharmacy includes a professional degree program that can be completed in four years. This does not include the 63 semester hours of pre-pharmacy and pre-requisite coursework prior to admission. The curriculum is approximately 147 semester credit hours.

The program is technology-based, meaning faculty will be facilitating teaching and learning using wireless means to approach students. As such, the school provides enrollees with a laptop so they can connect with their professors and classmates.

The West Virginia-based school helps prepare pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advance the profession through research and advocacy as well as to serve the community as leaders in rural healthcare. The campus emphasizes community outreach and service in the Appalachian region.

Employment opportunities for pharmacists are expected to increase 17 percent in the coming years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This translates to nearly 46,000 new available jobs.

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