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Pharmacy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
Pharmacy graduates from the University of Waterloo are medication experts who identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems for their patients.
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Overview

Many pharmacists work in community pharmacies, but they also provide care in hospitals, family health teams, and long-term care facilities, often collaborating closely with other health professionals.

As the only co-op pharmacy program in Canada, you'll get paid, hands-on experience throughout your studies. Spend co-op work terms at a community pharmacy practice, or choose to explore careers in industry and government.

The School of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo is located at the Health Sciences Campus in downtown Kitchener, approximately five kilometres south of Waterloo's main campus. You'll gain direct experience in patient care through close collaboration with the other services at the Health Sciences Campus, including a full-service medical clinic.

Sample co-op positions

  • Pharmacy Assistant, Department of National Defence
  • Reconciliation Pharmacy Student, Guelph General Hospital
  • Pharmacist Student - Special Projects & Patient Care, St Joseph's Health Care, London
  • Pharmacy Assistant - Costco Wholesale Co Ltd
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Centre for Family Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Approach to the Study of the Human Body
  • Introduction to the Profession of Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics 
  • Pharmaceutical Calculations
  • Professional Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice
  • Professional Practice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least two full years of university-level science with specific course requirements
  • High school students may qualify for Conditional Admission to Pharmacy
  • Admission Information Form, reference, online assessment of personal characteristics (CASPer test), interview, Fundamental Skills Assessment required
  • Minimum overall university average of 75%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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