About Our School
Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration
Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy prepares you to effectively serve patients in a diverse range of settings as a valued member of the health care team. Our nationally recognized pharmacy program offers several degree pathways and two campus locations, so you can study in the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley or immerse yourself in the dynamic, urban lifestyle of Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1, you’ll enjoy close relationships with faculty who are caring and dedicated to preparing you for a professional career in pharmacy. During your first semester, you’ll partner with a faculty adviser who will provide you with guidance for the duration of the program.
“Smart classrooms” integrate a variety of technologies and interactive learning experiences. Live lectures are captured on video, while smartphone and audio technologies, web-based notes, slides and lecture outlines give you 24/7 access to the material beyond the classroom.
Today’s pharmacists serve as experts in drug information, drug dosing, patient assessment and pharmacotherapy. They also fulfill traditional roles in retail pharmacies. Through interactive classroom and experiential learning, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to practice pharmacy as a valued member of the health care team.
Global / Hands-on Learning
Working with faculty members, physicians and fellow students from Shenandoah’s physician assistant and physical therapy programs, you’ll provide invaluable medical services that make a difference to underserved populations around the world. Our close proximity to Washington, D.C., and federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the FDA, provide access to summer internships and valuable career experiences.