About the Pharmacy Program

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy welcomed its first class in Fall 2006.

Today, our average class size is 98 students, who complete a three-year program resulting in a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

The school is located at Pacific University’s Hillsboro Campus, alongside several other graduate and professional programs, including several in the health professions. This is a rich and diverse learning environment where accomplished faculty focus on giving students opportunities to interact and collaborate across disciplines.

Our Program

Our courses are offered in a semester-based schedule with concurrent semester-long courses. The curriculum has a focus on student wellness which is promoted via protected time, usually, one afternoon each week for students to proactively schedule personal appointments and engage in self-care. There is focus on less frequent high-stakes examinations and more periodic low-stakes assessments to help alleviate stress and better contribute to an environment of learning.

As part of their education, students also complete experiential components of the curriculum throughout their first and second didactic years. The third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.

At Pacific, we emphasize integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students.  As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team.


The Pacific University School of Pharmacy is committed to creating an educational environment that is free from intolerance directed toward individuals or groups. We strive to create and maintain an environment that fosters respect for others.

As a health science educational institution, the school has a mandate to address problems of a society deeply ingrained with bias and prejudice. To that end, and through the Office of Student Affairs, the school provides opportunities for educational programs and activities to create an environment in which the diversity and understanding of other cultures is valued.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam era status.