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About Pharmacy

Outstanding student experience

Independently awarded five stars for learner engagement, overall student experience and student support^, JCU's Pharmacy degree will set you up for success.

Committed to student success

JCU Pharmacy graduates are in demand by employers for their strong clinical skills and breadth of experience. Ranked as the number one university in Queensland for full-time graduate employment for pharmacists*, JCU equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to work in any setting.

Ready for any challenge, anywhere

Graduate with the confidence to work independently – experience over 600 hours of clinical placement. Work in diverse clinical settings from hospital and local pharmacies, rural and remote communities, to city areas.

Top-of-class education

Independently awarded five stars for teaching quality^. There is no substitute for JCU Pharmacy's unique placement program where students benefit from personal supervision. Learn through hands-on experience in world-class facilities.


A pharmacy degree will provide more career opportunities than you might expect!

Pharmacists are extremely important members of the healthcare team as they work with doctors, nurses and other health professionals to assist in improving the health and wellbeing of people. With a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from JCU you will be able to work anywhere in Australia.

When you undertake the four year Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at JCU, you will graduate with extensive knowledge about the practical use of medicines; preventative health care strategies and excellent communication skills, all of which combine to  ensure you are ‘work ready’ after graduation.  Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to speak to volunteer patients who will role play pharmacy scenarios so as to improve your communication skills.  The course is proud to offer students the opportunity to gain work experience in various pharmacy work environments.  You will have the opportunity to work in rural pharmacy practice, in a community pharmacy and in a hospital setting.

JCU pharmacy students have excelled in State and National competitions, with JCU students winning four out of the last ten Queensland Pharmacy student of the year awards. Students have also won National Pharmacy student of the year awards, Qld and National Intern of the year awards and the prestigious Professor James Dare Pharmacy student of the year.

^Good Universities Guide 2020, *ComparED QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019