College of PharmacyAt a Glance
The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy is training the nation’s next generation of pharmacists and health scientists. In addition to providing an ACPE-accredited pharmacy education, our school is leading clinical, entrepreneurial and research efforts designed to boost South Carolina’s health outcomes and communities our graduates go on to serve.
Students are well-prepared for traditional and nontraditional pharmacy settings within one-of-a-kind centers, labs and experiences. Our faculty and staff are internationally renowned for clinical innovation, patient care and for empowering pharmacy students to transform health care globally.
Training Health Care Leaders
College of Pharmacy students are part of the state’s oldest and largest professional pharmacy school. Our alumni serve across the country in diverse and rewarding careers that range from patient care and academia to the pharmaceutical industry and research.COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
South Carolina’s Best
Students can tap into local, national and international training opportunities in community, clinical and industry settings. When our high-quality education is combined with the school’s family atmosphere, strategic partnerships, preceptor network and vast professional development options, it’s no surprise 93% of students would choose South Carolina all over again.STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Shaping the Health Care Landscape
The College of Pharmacy is home to a specialized learning center that unites the study and practice of pharmacy with emerging opportunities in entrepreneurship and innovation. The Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center provides unparalleled connections, collaborative initiatives, professional development opportunities, and much more.KENNEDY PHARMACY INNOVATION CENTER
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USC youth summer camps 2023
With only a few short months until summer, it’s time for parents to find summer activities for their children. USC offers a wide variety of summer camps for all interests from music to soccer and dance to engineering.
U.S. News rankings: USC keeps top spot in online graduate nursing programs
For the third straight year, the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing is ranked No. 1 nationally for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual online programs rankings released Jan. 24.
Pharmacy professor finds her place in the classroom
Pharmacy professor Michaela Almgren thought her career path was in working at pharmaceutical companies and in labs. But the clinical teaching award winner says she found what she was looking for in the classroom.
Assistant professor of pharmacy Alessandra Porcu explores blue light's effects on the brain
Assistant professor of pharmacy Alessandra Porcu has brought her research interests — and a $1 million, five-year NIH grant — to USC’s Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences, where she is studying the effects of environmental light on circadian rhythm and mental health.
Our faculty includes top researchers in areas such as cancer treatment, pharmaceutical chemistry, genomics, neuroscience and pharmacology. In centers such as the COBRE Center for Targeted Therapeutics, talented junior scientists are collaborating to develop new and more effective classes of drugs used to combat disease.RESEARCH
Palmetto Poison Center
South Carolina citizens can contact the college’s free poison and toxicology information center day or night, 365 days a year. The center, which serves as a clinical rotation site for fourth-year pharmacy students, receives more than 33,000 calls for treatment information on exposures to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic materials each year. For every dollar invested in the Palmetto Poison Center, the state is spared more than $7 in unnecessary health care costs, including emergency room and physician visits, ambulance services and unnecessary medical treatments.PALMETTO POISON CENTER
A Premier Pharmacy Education
With more than 150 years of training pharmacists and conducting groundbreaking research, our college is advancing pharmacy and expanding access to health care for underserved communities across South Carolina and beyond.APPLY