Pharmacy Administration Bachelor's Degree Overview
You like science, but you’re a people person and don’t want to work in a lab. Consider a pharmacy administration degree at The University of Toledo. We have one of the country’s best undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences programs in the country.
Students come to UT not just to become pharmacists, but to become pharmacy leaders. Our pharmacy administration students focus on the business of pharmacy health care. Many earn a business minor from UT’s acclaimed College of Business and Innovation.
Students build a science foundation their first two years. They take the same pre-pharmacy classes as students in UT’s four other pharmaceutical sciences majors.
Students focus on the health-care landscape and the business of health care during their final two years. They take foundational business classes and graduate with a broad skill set that can be applied to a variety of health-care careers.
Pharmacy Administration Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- One of the nation’s best pharmacy science programs. UToledo offers the most comprehensive pharmacy science program in the US — five majors and a path to medical school.
- Two for one. Pharmacy administration students take classes in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as UT’s nationally ranked College of Business and Innovation. That means you can take advantage of the resources of two prestigious programs – job fairs, advisers and renowned faculty.
- COBI’s sales program is one of the world’s best and a natural fit for pharmacy administration students. A minor in sales can lead to a career in pharmaceutical sales or a sales career in many other health-care industries.
- State-of-the-art classrooms and labs in both the pharmacy and business colleges.
- Graduate school options.
- The BSPS/MBA track allows students to earn an MBA in one additional year. Undergrads can earn up to 24 credits of graduate course work toward the MBA degree.
- The master’s degree in health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences is a unique program offered to pharmaceutical sciences students at UT. Graduate students focus on research, pharmacoeconomics, social and behavioral sciences or business administration.
UToledo’s pharmacy administration graduates understand pharmacy and business. They can:
- Create business plans and strategies
- Detect trends in health care
- Assess the health-care landscape
- Identify economic forces at play in health care
Pharmacy administration graduates are often employed by:
- Chain and independent, community pharmacies as store managers or regional/division managers
- Hospitals and health systems as data analysts and directors of departments or divisions
- Pharmaceutical and device industries as sales representatives and finance, regulatory affairs and marketing professionals
- Health-care insurance companies
- Government agencies
- Pharmaceutical research and contract research organizations
- Long-term care businesses
Pharmacy Administration Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
UT pharmacy administration students take two years of pre-pharmacy courses, including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, anatomy and physiology. During their final two years, they complete business courses, including economics, management, marketing, sales, and business statistics and analysis.
Pharmacy Administration Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- Data Analysis for Business
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Principles of Marketing
Internship Opportunities for Pharmacy Administration Bachelor's Degree
All undergraduate students in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are required to complete 10-week internships. There are opportunities locally and even internationally. Students must participate before they go in UT’s Institute for Leadership in the Sciences to learn the professional skills they need in the workplace.
Pharmacy faculty members are active researchers and encourage students to participate. Lab experience is valued by many employers.