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New Admission Requirements

Dalhousie's Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy will be changing to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Check out the new admission requirements.


Therapeutic knowledge

First-year student Brent Deveau appreciates how the Pharmacy program allows him to build on his skills as a paramedic in the context of an interdisciplinary health-care practice.


Teaching and research

Dr. Remigius Agu's area of specialization is nasal drug delivery systems and screening methods.


Self-directed learning

Dr. Anne Marie Whelan is always on hand to guide students as they search for drug information and translate it into practical knowledge.


Chemical reactions

Dr. David Jakeman teaches medicinal chemistry and researches how chemical entities can be used to treat infectious diseases and cancer.


Program snapshot

Top 8 reasons to study Pharmacy at Dalhousie:

  1. The problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum provides you with essential self-directed learning skills you’ll need for a career in the dynamic field of pharmacy.
  2. In PBL modules, you’ll learn in a group with eight other students, encouraging teamwork and strong, professional relationships—both in and out of the classroom.
  3. The Practice Experience Program (PEP) gives you several opportunities to discover first-hand what pharmacist roles are like in diverse settings—from hospitals to community pharmacies.
  4. The PBL curriculum is enhanced in a multi-skills laboratory, where you’ll learn counselling and other skills, such as sterilization techniques and how to use glucose monitors.
  5. You'll develop an in-depth knowledge of drugs and medications—and you’ll also develop your written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  6. Supplementing the PBL modules, weekly 50-minute lectures explain difficult concepts and summarize module material.
  7. You’ll be part of a tight student and professional community, with opportunities to take part in all kinds of events—from parties to fundraisers in support of community programs.
  8. You’ll participate in the innovative inter-professional Health Care Mentor's Program: you’ll meet with a volunteer health mentor with a chronic condition or disability willing to share his or her experiences navigating the health care system.

What will I learn?


The College of Pharmacy’s problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum will provide you with both the theoretical and practical knowledge you’ll need for a career as a pharmacist—as well as the ability to direct life-long learning in an ever-changing field.

What can I do?


You could work as a pharmacist in a community or hospital setting, using your counselling skills and drug knowledge to educate patients and promote their health. You could also take a position that involves consulting or policy advising. Warren Meek, an alumnus of the College of Pharmacy, had a long career as a community pharmacist before switching gears.