As the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, over 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked hospitals that treat more than 2 million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, we deliver life-changing research, education and patient care.
Our school consistently ranks in the top 15 percent for pharmacy programs in the country. We’re Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited and have more than a century of experience.
Our researchers and clinicians have established a record of success and expertise in innovation, discovery and commercialization of therapies, drugs and medical devices. With a reputation for delivering results, our outstanding faculty members translate basic sciences into medical breakthroughs that are helping people around the world.
We have one of the best faculties in the country, and leading professional organizations around the world agree. Our professors have received the Educator of the Year Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), the Preceptor Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASPH), and have served in top international leadership positions with organizations such as the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). With more than a century of experience, we have a legacy of learning that is unique.
Not only are our faculty excellent educators, but they also continue to lead the way in research. Our school ranks #13 in the nation for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. CU Pharmacy faculty members have led the way in groundbreaking, internationally recognized research efforts. From personalizing cancer treatments to finding that an HIV treatment can be up to 90 percent effective in preventing HIV in high-risk populations, our faculty members are making breakthroughs — and students get a front-row seat. Here, you’ll learn from innovators working at the top of their fields.
CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy students consistently surpass the national average in NAPLEX scores. In 2019, 91.4 percent of graduates who took the NAPLEX for the first time passed the exam. The school has surpassed the national rate for eight years in a row.
Our students reach high levels of success inside and outside of the classroom. In recent years, our students have won the ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge and the ASHP Clinical Skills Award, two highly competitive national competitions.
Our innovative curriculum blends active, problem-based learning styles to prepare you for contemporary pharmacy practice. We are proud to offer interprofessional learning experiences that give our future pharmacists the opportunity to work closely with students in other health professions. Our curriculum is subjected to continuous rigorous review and is always evolving, but maintains a strict adherence to the following core curricular themes.
Complementing the on-campus coursework are required, innovative experiential education courses, which are unique to our school and span the entire four years of the curriculum.
You’ll be placed in a variety of pharmacy and patient care environments, giving you the real-world experience you need to become a drug therapy expert.