College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences



  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

    College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


    Program Goals

    • To prepare students for the practice of pharmacy by providing them with the scientific background, clinical and technical skills that they will need to successfully complete their program of study.
    • To provide an educational environment that enables students to acquire the behavior, and moral and ethical attitudes they will need to practice the profession competently and ethically.

    Admission Requirements

    • A minimum High School Average of 85% for Advanced Track or 80% for Elite Track Or equivalent in Standardized International Systems is required with no admission of General Track applicants.
    • An Emirates Standardized Test (EmSAT) score of 1100 for English Language or an equivalent English Proficiency Test approved by the CAA.
    • An EmSAT score of 800 for Arabic Language. Alternatively, the international students can register for a non-credited Basic Arabic Language course at the institution.
    • An EmSAT score of 900 in Mathematics or equivalent, plus scores of 900 in two of the three science subjects (Chemistry, Biology or Physics). In the case that EmSAT scores in Mathematics and two science subjects are not available, a candidate shall sit an equivalent Admission Exam designed by the College of and Departments of Pharmacy which includes Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.
    • Passing a personal interview set by the College of and Departments of Pharmacy in addition to other conditions of admission set by the university.
    • Conditional admission will be allowed for not achieving the Arabic Language EmSAT score but not for English Language, Mathematics, and science subjects (or equivalent admission test in these subjects) or overall High School Certificate, as above.

    Career Opportunities

    The curriculum is designed and continuously improved with the aim of preparing graduates to be able to effectively deliver pharmaceutical services in the private sector as well as in governmental agencies. Pharmacy graduates have the opportunity to work in different placements related to pharmacy profession:

    • Community pharmacies
    • Hospital pharmacies
    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Pharmaceutical scientific laboratories
    • Wholesale drug stores
    • Medical representations
    • Pharmaceutical administration
    • Food control and analysis
    • Pharmaceutical education and research

    Graduation Requirements

    • The degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) will be awarded after successful completion of least one hundred and sixty-six hours (166 Credit Hours), including the university requirement courses.
    • The period of study normally takes eight regular semesters and two-three summer semesters.
    • In addition, every student should have field training in community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry of not less than 600 contact hours which is equivalent to 15 credit hours.