Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Use a degree in Pharmacy to play a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Build a strong foundation in human anatomy, chemistry, pharmacology and research. With 600 hours of work placement across community pharmacies and hospitals, you’ll hone your clinical practice and develop effective patient communication skills.

#1 in Australia

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5 Stars

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#1 in Australia

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  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February
  • Mackay: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


4 years full-time

6 years part-time

Only Levels 1 & 2 can be completed part-time

Entry Requirements

ATAR 76.00

English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (3/4,C), General Mathematics (3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316151
  • 326151
  • 336151

Course detail

Real stories

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    Chris Simpson

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

    Other universities don’t have the experiences and exposure we have and it shows when we graduate. I like the hands-on aspect – it’s different from being in the classroom. Experiencing it in real life builds on what you learn at uni. When you step into the real clinical world you get that full exposure to everything.

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    Kiralee Gross

    Bachelor of Pharmacy

    A lot of people think that pharmacists just stick a label on the box, but that's not the case at all. There’s just so many different opportunities available to pharmacists that not many people are aware of. It’s a really interesting degree that can take you many places.

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    Associate Professor John Smithson

    Head of Pharmacy

    JCU Pharmacy is one of the best places to learn the skills and knowledge to become a Pharmacist. We have one of the highest amounts of clinical placement time, allowing you to apply your learning and making JCU graduates highly sought after. After 20 years, you can find JCU Pharmacy alumni just about everywhere!

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    Nick Loukas

    Pharmacist, Brand Manager and Alive Pharmacy Founder

    I’ve worked with JCU Pharmacy students since the course began. We love having JCU Pharmacy students for placements and on staff. We employ JCU Pharmacy graduates as our first choice and have many working now in our stores.

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    David Aprile

    Pharmacist Owner, Mackay Discount Drug Store

    I have regularly mentored and employed JCU pharmacy students, interns and pharmacists. I have always found them to be knowledgeable with a good clinical understanding of medicines and drugs and with an attitude well suited to roles in community pharmacy.