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Pharmacy, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Orange, Australia
Taught at the Orange campus, the Bachelor of Pharmacy from Charles Sturt University will prepare you to make a difference in a well-established profession with expanding career prospects for the future.
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Pharmacists play a vital role in people's health. Besides dispensing medication, you'll work with the community, providing advice and advocacy to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Pharmacy from Charles Sturt University will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in rural, regional and metropolitan healthcare settings.

  • Comprehensive instruction

    Studies in chemistry and biology come together in this course, along with practical instruction in community and hospital pharmacy, dispensing, medication management and health counselling. You'll learn the soft skills that allow pharmacists to work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds, including communication and interpersonal skills, time management, decision-making and problem-solving. You may also participate in specialist areas of study, such as rural health, vaccination training and international programs.

  • Rural and regional focus

    Charles Sturt University is a regional university, which means our courses provide you with a unique perspective and understanding of the health needs of rural and regional Australians – this will also be an advantage if you choose to make your career in larger metropolitan areas.

  • Dedicated teaching staff

    Receive personalised attention and instruction from highly-qualified teaching staff, including registered pharmacists with extensive industry links and experience. You'll practice what you're learning in the classroom in state-of-the-art laboratories and a pharmacy simulation setting, along with workplace learning. This ensures you graduate with the confidence to make your mark.

Career opportunities

Pharmacy can be a mobile career with flexible hours and a wide range of employment opportunities across Australia, as well as overseas. With skills relevant to both rural and metropolitan healthcare, graduates of Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Pharmacy are in demand with employers, especially in regional areas across Australia, where there is a critical need for healthcare professionals. Working conditions are generally excellent, with generous starting salaries.

  • Choose where you work

    The Bachelor of Pharmacy will equip you to work in community pharmacies and hospitals and healthcare settings in rural, regional and metropolitan communities.

  • Move into sales and marketing

    If you're interested in a career that could see you travelling the world, take up a sales or marketing role in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Undertake research and clinical trials

    Work for government agencies, research institutions or the private sector here in Australia or overseas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    256 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Foundations of Biochemistry
  • Physiological Sciences 
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Disease Processes
  • Infectious Diseases and Applied Immunology
  • Pharmacology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Organic & Physical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Practice 
  • Organic and Medicinal Agents 
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Transition to Practice 
  • Professional Pharmacy Practice 
  • Pharmacotherapeutics 
  • Hospital and Rural Pharmacy Practice 
  • Scientific Statistics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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General Requirements


  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 75 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two University level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • OR
A completed AQF Diploma level qualification or higher level qualification.OR
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Tuition Fee


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