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College of Pharmacy

Vision and Mission

The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to providing high-quality pharmacy education to improve the health and wellness of South Carolina residents. Learn more about our educational philosophy through the vision and mission adopted by the college's faculty in May 2017.


Our vision is to be the destination to empower pharmacy students, researchers, educators, and practitioners to transform healthcare, globally.

  • Rigorous education of students and practitioners
  • Professional placement of students
  • Diversity of professionals
  • Successes in research and scholarly output
  • National and international recognition of faculty and students
  • Partnerships with outside entities
  • International collaborations and strategic alliances
  • Number in international students
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Success, growth and engagement of our alumni


Our mission is to prepare the next generation of innovative and collaborative pharmacists and health scientists while pioneering clinical, entrepreneurial, and research endeavors to improve health outcomes for residents of South Carolina and beyond.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Continually building a culture of compassion, inclusiveness and collegiality
  • Providing comprehensive pharmacy education
  • Conducting and disseminating state of the art research
  • Establishing optimal student experiences
  • Engaging in community outreach
  • Expanding pharmacy practice, post-graduate training, and business opportunities
  • Growing alumni and partner relationships
  • Foster faculty and staff development

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.