The College of Pharmacy
The mission of The
University of Findlay College of Pharmacy is to prepare pharmacists dedicated
to improving patients’ lives through practice, service and research.
The University was founded in 1882, primarily as a Liberal
Approximately twenty years
ago, the University began to expand its academic programs into Science and
It was a natural extension
of this movement to begin the process of developing a College of Pharmacy.
The first steps were taken in 2004 with the
assembly of a leadership team.
pre-pharmacy students were admitted during 2004 and 2005.
Pre-candidate status was gained in 2006 and
professional students began their careers with the first White Coat Ceremony
Full accreditation was
granted in 2011 and reaffirmed in 2013, with the next visit scheduled during
the 2016-17 academic year.
Our College of Pharmacy is one of only thirteen 0-6 pharmacy programs in the country. We capi
on the combination of our faculty members’ experiences and “best practices”
they bring with them from a variety of settings, and the youth and energy of a
growing program. Our class sizes are relatively small, allowing us to provide
individualized attention to our students and to produce graduates who are
extremely competitive in the field of pharmacy.
The College has matured quickly,
and already offers the option to pursue dual degrees in both pharmacy and
master of business administration or master of health informatics, with several
other dual degree pathways in development. Hallmarks of the College include
small classes that are taught interactively, a unique approach to clinical hub
sites for sixth-year students and a focus on student research and community
We endeavor to
provide pharmacy education to students within a diverse, supportive,
student-centered environment. The curriculum emphasizes the collaborative
practice of pharmacy care and related health care disciplines, continuous
professional development, critical thinking, evidence-based medicine, research
and service to the community.
To support our mission, our faculty and students pursue
scholarly activity to advance the care of patients. We provide teaching and
learning environments in which our students to develop critical thinking
skills. Finally, our faculty members serve as role models for our students by
participating in various service activities as part of their professional
Licensed graduates of our doctoral program are certainly
prepared for productive careers; the focus on research and service in our
program lead to the equally important goal of preparing our students for