One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Be Equipped to Provide Innovative Healthcare and Spiritual Hope.

Step into an education that focuses intently on preparing you for the ever-changing landscape of pharmacy. More than just dispensing medications, you'll be equipped to work as part of a medical team to provide optimal health outcomes and discover innovative solutions to today's healthcare problems. You'll be challenged to envision new ways to serve those in need, lavishing the love of Christ on our fallen world.

Pursue your vocational calling in pharmacy.
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Academic Programs

Pursue your passion for pharmacy and challenge yourself to become the best professional you can be. At Cedarville, your studies will be defined by a commitment to wholehearted learning in light of the truth of Scripture. Be equipped with knowledge and practical skills while preparing to be a light for Christ in the field of pharmacy.

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Becoming a Pharmacist

Whether you are preparing for your first year of college, looking to continue your studies into graduate school, or transferring from another university, Cedarville has an admission path for you. Explore these avenues and find the right fit for your unique situation.

Choose Your Path

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Research Opportunities

Engaging in research initiatives is crucial to your preparation in pharmacy. You will have the opportunity to work on a three-year longitudinal research project with a faculty advisor and a team of other students. Learn more about the opportunities you will have to further the field of pharmacy for the glory of God.

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Clinical and Experiential Programs

There are a wealth of opportunities to be had when it comes to putting your pharmacy training into practice. With more than 380 partner sites and over 780 preceptors, Cedarville's pharmacy program will enable you to gain key experience in the real world while serving others for Christ.

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School of Pharmacy Quick Facts

  • 38 Average Class Size
  • 81% 5 Year Residency Match Rate (both PGY1 and PGY2)
  • 73% 2023 First-Time NAPLEX Pass Rate
  • 91% 2023 Graduation Rate

All new students are assigned a faculty advisor to help you make the most of your 1000 Days.

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Studying Pharmacy From a Distinctly Biblical Worldview

Without an intentional pursuit to know the Creator, God's creation can never be fully understood. The intricate nature of God's design demands our reverence and worship as we learn about the human body and our abilities to provide patient care. At Cedarville, your study of pharmacy will be informed by biblical truth, and you will learn what it means to provide both physical treatment and spiritual hope to patients made in the image of God.

Through medical missions and countless other opportunities to serve, you will gain experience using your passion for pharmacy as a platform to share the Gospel. The first-rate medical training that you receive will be coupled with a commitment to glorify God, preparing you to be a capable professional and a light for Christ wherever He takes you.


“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

— Ephesians 2:10

Academic Programs

Prepare to be a pharmacy professional.

Throughout your pharmacy studies at Cedarville, you will gain extensive professional knowledge from skilled and experienced faculty, who are intentional about the application of biblical truth in the classroom. Discussions on medical ethics, the sanctity of life, origins, and the balanced integration of faith and learning will be informed by Scripture. As your knowledge multiplies, you will have countless opportunities to apply your training to the real world, impacting others with the love and care that Christ first gave to us.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Programs

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“Christians are called to serve, and healthcare is one of the noblest ways to fulfill that call.”

— Anonymous

Becoming a Pharmacist

Choose your admission path.

Regardless of your timeline, Cedarville has an avenue for admission into the pharmacy program that is right for you.

Graduating high school students may choose our direct-entry Pharmaceutical Sciences/Prepharmacy major, which leads to the PharmD and can be completed in six or seven years. Students transferring from another accredited university have options when it comes to completing required prerequisites for the program. Transfer students and applicants with bachelor's degrees who have completed the prerequisites will enter the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.

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    Early Assurance Pharmacy Path – 2+4 or 3+4

    Gain early admission from high school into the PharmD program and earn your degree in six or seven years.
    Early Assurance Path
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    Professional Pharmacy Path

    Gain admission to the 4-year, PharmD program after completing your pharmacy prerequisites at another accredited university.
    Professional Path
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    Transfer Prepharmacy Path

    Transfer to Cedarville University from another accredited university to complete your pharmacy prerequisites.
    Transfer Path

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

— Galatians 5:13

Research Opportunities

Dive into your field and make an impact for the glory of God.

There are a wealth of possibilities to pursue with your research. In completing your three-year research project, you will choose to focus on pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, or social and administrative science, allowing you to align your work with your individual interests. Working with faculty on research projects is another opportunity to further your ambitions. Research initiatives will culminate in a presentation of your project during your third year of the program. Learn more about the opportunities you have to investigate the world of pharmacy.

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"Our calling is not just to minister to the spiritual needs of others but to care for their physical well-being as well."

— Anonymous

Clinical and Experiential Programs

Explore an abundance of applications to the real world.

Throughout your four years of study in the pharmacy program, you will have many opportunities for hands-on learning experiences. Each year, you will be challenged to apply what you are learning. During your first year, you will receive training in a community pharmacy, followed the next year by a hospital pharmacy. Your third year will present the unique opportunity to exhibit servant leadership, challenging you to engage in cross-cultural missions and be a light for Christ to those with some of the deepest physical needs. Finally, in your fourth year, your training will come together to prepare you for Advanced Practice Pharmacy Experience (APPE) rotations.  

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"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace."

— 1 Peter 4:10

Dean – School of Pharmacy

Jeff Bates

Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD, BS Pharm, FMPA

Dean, School of Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

“It is an incredible privilege to serve at a school of pharmacy that has world-class faculty, all of whom seek to honor God with their efforts. Our entire team focuses all of their efforts on transformation: locally, globally, and innovatively. Cedarville is different from every other school of pharmacy in that we deliver an exceptional pharmacy education coupled with intentional discipleship — the result of which is a group of graduates who are highly sought-after, team-ready, practice-prepared, missionally-minded, and eternally-focused.”

— Jeffrey A. Bates, PharmD, BS Pharm, FMPA

"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity."

— Hippocrates

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