Why UToledo Pharmacy

Why UToledo Pharmacy is one of the best pharmacy schools in Ohio

Whether you want to be a pharmacist, an administrator, a professional sales rep or a researcher, UToledo has a program for you.

Our nationally ranked College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences boasts the most comprehensive undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences program in the nation. We are one of 19 schools to offer a bachelor’s degree program that covers the science underlying the five major fields of pharmacy.

We have the only undergraduate cosmetic science program in the country.

Graduates from our nationally ranked Pharm.D. program are in high demand in the pharmacy field

Students often tell us that UToledo is just the right size — the resources and opportunities of a large university with the personal attention of a smaller college.

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1 of 19
Schools in the U.S.
to offer a B.S. in
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Passage rate above the
national average on the
standard pharmacy exam (NAPLEX)

The only university in the U.S.
with a perfect passage rate on its
in-state pharmacy law exam

Faster path
to Pharm.D.

Become a practicing pharmacist in six years. UToledo’s pre-pharmacy track is just two years, compared to three or four years at many other schools. Save time and money.

pre-med option

A degree in pharmaceutical sciences provides course work in pharmacology that medical schools like to see on a transcript.

hands-on education

Required internships and clinical rotations at area hospitals, pharmacies, care facilities, laboratories and clinics give you an edge when applying for jobs and professional or graduate schools.


B.S.P.S. majors learn professional skills through The Professional Development Institute — internship and job search information; tips on applying to graduate and professional schools.


Pharmacy programs are rigorous. Our dedicated advisors, success coaches and academic support centers offer you all the resources to be successful.

master’s program

Students in the pharmacology and toxicology program, as well as the medicinal and biological chemistry program, can earn a B.S. and M.S. in five years.


The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has academic and research partnerships with many universities around the world.


The pharmacy school has 20+ student organizations. Meet people. Network. Get involved in our community care clinics and medical missions.

Roanne Reyes

’20, Bachelor of Science in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design

"If you have touched any personal-care product in the past 24 hours, we’ve probably made it or have had a hand in creating those kinds of products."

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Kyle Bergen

’20, Doctor of Pharmacy

"When you look at the core mission, vision and values of UToledo, you see that at the center of each one is the student."


Cutting-edge Research

Unlike many universities, we emphasize lab work from the start of your undergrad career. Strong, active faculty researchers encourage undergrads to join them in the lab. Our students have published research in scientific journals.

We cultivate research partnerships with academic institutions and private-sector industries. Our centers and labs feature the latest advanced instruments.

Nationally Ranked Pharm.D. Program

  • Early admittance pathways, including contingent admission directly into the Pharm.D. program for highly qualified high school seniors. Know sooner whether you have a seat in the professional division of the Pharm.D. program.
  • No PCAT entrance exam required to get into our Pharm.D. program.
  • Earn a dual degree to enhance your career opportunities. Combine your Pharm.D. with a Master's in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from our renowned business school; a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry; a Ph.D. in Experimental Therapeutics; or a master's degree in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomics.
  • New Rocket Pharmacy Alumni Mentorship Program pairs incoming Pharm.D. students with alumni mentors.

Real-world Learning Environment

The nationally ranked College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences occupies two state-of-the-art facilities with the latest instructional laboratories, classrooms and research laboratories.

Our location on an academic health science campus makes us unique among other pharmacy colleges in the region. Learn and practice in a real-world, healthcare environment on our Health Science Campus. The UToledo Medical Center hospitals, clinics and renowned Simulation Center are literally next door to the pharmacy school.

Students from all the healthcare professions study and practice together. This makes us unique in the region.


The University of Toledo is located in Toledo, Ohio, on the western shore of Lake Erie. Nicknamed The Glass City, Toledo has the cultural amenities of a big city and the close-knit feel of a small town. We are within hours of most major Midwestern cities.

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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Marketing, Communication and Enrollment Management Specialist

Pharm.D. Students

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Coordinator of Pharm.D. Admissions

Last Updated: 4/23/21