Explore a career in pharmacy

Begin your health care journey by learning about drug therapies and meeting health professionals who change the lives of patients. As part of the health care team, pharmacists are medication experts who are actively involved with patient care in hospitals, clinics, community practice, research and more! There are several ways to explore pharmacy and the critical role pharmacists play. Join us for a campus visit day, a hospital tour or schedule a virtual conversation to get connected with resources you need!

There are many opportunities to explore, engage, and experience all that pharmacy has to offer! Sign up for a virtual appointment now so we can identify ways to get your career planning needs met.

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If none of these times work for you, please reach out to us directly at PharmD@CUAnschutz.edu to find something that will!

Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, tours of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are currently on hold. Visit the appointments tab to the right to schedule a virtual appointment.

Engage with faculty members, connect with current students, take a campus tour, and learn about the profession during one of our campus visit days. As part of your visit, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about our program and see what makes the world-class CU Anschutz Medical Campus so special.

Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, tours of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are currently on hold. Visit the appointments tab to the right to schedule a virtual appointment.

Get first-hand exposure to patient care areas in one of the nation’s top academic hospitals.

This is an invaluable experience for any prospective pharmacy student because it demonstrates the vital role of pharmacists as part of the healthcare team. On this tour, you’ll see how medications throughout the institution are managed.

Each tour has a limited number of spots and requires paperwork to be completed and approved at least a week prior, so it is best to sign up early. We will send you details after you schedule your tour.

Note: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, in-person events are currently on hold. Visit the appointments tab to the left to schedule a virtual appointment.

Come meet us! We’d love to welcome you to beautiful Colorado for a visit, but you don’t have to travel to engage with the University of Colorado. Our team makes several in-person visits to campuses across the country each year. That gives us a chance to meet you where you are, answer your questions and show you what makes CU Pharmacy such a great place to become a healthcare leader.

If you’re aspiring to earn a PharmD from the University of Colorado, carefully read all admissions information and materials to make sure your application to the school is complete. By clicking the icon above, you will find all prerequisites needed to enroll, a sample course plan and course transfer guides specific to colleges and universities in Colorado. You can also find information on our early decision program and a timeline to keep track of where you are in the application process.


Looking for information about tuition and financial aid? You came to the right place.

At CU Pharmacy, we offer endowed scholarships to help students through the program. You can find more information about each scholarship on the tuition and financial aid page.

We also encourage you to apply for financial aid. Check out our brief overview of the financial aid process so you can get started right away.

As a student at CU Pharmacy, you’ll be immersed in educational settings that will give you a mix of classroom settings, opportunities to develop technical pharmacy skills and hands-on experience in our dynamic field. That’s because our curriculum includes didactic, professional skills and experiential learning opportunities. We require three years of pre-professional studies prior to entering our program. Those pre-requisites may be completed at any accredited college or university.

The PharmD curriculum includes courses in fields that are rapidly expanding within the profession of pharmacy such as Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Decision Making, Public Health and Outcomes, and Evidence Based Medicine. That means you’ll learn about the latest health trends in pharmacy from top experts in the field.

Ready to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom to real patient care settings? The first three years of the Experiential Program are dedicated to the introductory pharmacy practice experience program (IPPE). Students begin by exploring community pharmacy and engaging in service learning activities. Community pharmacy practice continues into year two, while students also explore health system-based pharmacy practice. The health-system based experience continues through the P3 year, along with opportunities to work alongside medical providers in clinics and ambulatory care settings. The IPPE program culminates with a six-week advanced-IPPE (aIPPE) rotation in the P3 year, with direct patient care activities. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted to advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE), which allow students to apply classroom skills and knowledge to patients in actual practice settings.