Welcome to COP

The College of Pharmacy was the first health science college at the University of Arizona, and now has nearly 70 years of history. Today the college is one of the premier pharmacy schools in the nation.

College of Pharmacy buildings at night

College of Pharmacy's Vision

Our vision is to be a worldwide leader in improving health through education, research and practice and in providing society with innovative professionals and scientists.

College of Pharmacy's Mission

Our mission is to provide outstanding professional and graduate education, generate and expand pharmaceutical knowledge, optimize health and improve quality of life in a dynamic and global community.

College of Pharmacy's Long-Term Goals

Related to the strategic goals of the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona goals articulated in the Never Settle strategic plan

  • To enhance educational excellence by providing challenging, relevant and state-of-the-art coursework delivered by our world-class faculty; by advancing diversity of students, faculty and staff; by providing every student the opportunity to participate in outreach and professional activities; and by commitment to embedding the outcomes of student assessment into continual improvement of programmatic activities.
  • To be a regional and worldwide leader in improving health through research in the biomedical sciences, in the identification and avoidance of dangerous substances in the environment, and in the development of new medicines from bench to bedside. To create regional, national and world leaders in the practice and science of pharmacy.
  • To establish partnerships with the citizens and institutions of Arizona, the nation and the world so that our communities are actively engaged in the exciting work of the College of Pharmacy and to help develop the biomedical sciences at the university and create a safer environment for Arizona and the border.
  • To efficiently manage our human and physical resources in order to graduate doctor of pharmacy, PhD and master's students at better than average time frames (as compared to peer colleges of pharmacy) and to evaluate the value of a bachelor's program in pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology.

To learn about the deans who have led the College of Pharmacy, visit the Hall of Deans pages.

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: March 25, 2016
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