Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Rated #1 in Queensland for learner engagement and skills development, and 5 stars for student experience*, JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) degree will set you up for success. JCU has applied to the Australian Pharmacy Council for accreditation to deliver JCU’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) in Cairns and Mackay in 2021. The program is seeking, but has not yet been granted, accreditation from the Australian Pharmacy Council and approval from the Pharmacy Board of Australia. This applies for applications to study pharmacy in Cairns and Mackay in 2021.


in Queensland for Skills Development* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


in Queensland for Learner Engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Five stars

for overall student experience* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area



  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (3/4,C); or equivalent



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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    Trent Twomey

    Alive Pharmacy owner

    The Pharmacy course at JCU not only enables us to meet the workforce requirements of regional Queenslanders, but graduates of JCU Pharmacy can practice world-wide at the very edge of primary health care.