Why Pharmacy at URI?

You can start and finish your degree in a small, beautiful place. You can thrive in a supportive environment. Your learning and research will take place in brand new facilities, with access to cutting edge technology. We could keep going, but we’ll let you look around and see for yourself.

Future College of Pharmacy Students
  • 98% would choose URI
    if they started over
    AACP 2023 Annual Graduating Pharmacy Student Survey
    (82% National Average)
  • Student Population: 2022-2023

    719Pharm.D. Students
    115BSPS Students
    50Graduate Students
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I was really able to grow as an individual while surrounding myself with some of the most passionate and caring people I have ever met.
Lanh Dang ‘15, Pharm.D. Graduate
Professor Slitt with Cameron Picard

We are investing in you

Our Pharm.D. program is a 0 – 6 program, which means once you’re in, keeping your spot is all up to you. And our four-year B.S.P.S. degree provides you with specialized training that will make you highly sought after by pharmaceutical and life science industries.

I really loved the atmosphere of the campus and the students’ positive vibe and school pride. All of it made me want to be part of the Rhody family.
YooKyung (Erica) Lee ‘18. Pharm.D. Graduate
students at staff attending fair outside of avedisian hall

We are building community

You will feel a strong sense of community here—and not just among your pharmacy peers. We strongly encourage cross-disciplinary teaching and learning, so you can study pharmaceutical engineering, double-major in pharmacy and a language, or work with scientists in the environmental and physical sciences, nursing and social sciences.

The feeling of being at home. Pharmacy is probably the most close-knit major on this campus. It’s great to walk around the building and be welcomed by students and faculty who know your name.
Joe Nardolillo ‘18, Pharm.D. Graduate
avedisian hall main entrance

We are opening new doors.

Our $75 million state-of-the-art facility supports leading-edge teaching, research, and service activities.                                                    

Avedisian Hall

The new state-of-the-art building with its core laboratories and array of modern equipment is always a place you will want to be.
Ojiugo Charity Omeoga ’15, B.S.P.S. / Biology Graduate
Ribosome-Repair-Protein-XPC-Z-DNA-Complex display

We are teaching with technology

Our faculty use teaching tools such as real-time video conferencing and clicker technology, as well as 3D projection, animation and printing, allowing you to visualize complex drug actions. Our new building also features a sophisticated patient simulation lab, where you can work alongside fellow pharmacy students and pharmacists, as well as students and professionals from other disciplines.                                                    

3D Facility for Biomedical Sciences

Patient Simulation Laboratory

The program is challenging but I love learning about drug metabolism, developing treatments for diseases, and being a part of research within the college.
Emily Thomesen ‘15, B.S.P.S. Graduate
students conducting research in laboratory

We are leading research.

Our faculty and students are conducting the highest quality research in pharmaceutical, biomedical, clinical, and population-based sciences. We’re also going deep into the forest—and the ocean—to find natural substances that could prevent and fight disease. Target areas include cancer, aging, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, infectious diseases, and disability.                                            

Learn more about our research

  • $21,124,760All Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Research Funding
    14thOut of 142 in 2022 research dollars to colleges of pharmacy

Working with and getting to know professors and graduate students has made the Pharmacy Building feel like home to me.
Ben Barlock ‘15, B.S.P.S. Graduate
Narragansett coastline

We are in a small beautiful place

Our Kingston campus is set in a picturesque location a few miles from Rhode Island’s beaches. Our small, beautiful campus houses a community of more than 15,000 students in a safe and welcoming environment. Urban centers like Providence, Boston and New York City are easily accessible by car, bus or train to ensure that we offer something for everyone.

URI has a great reputation in the field, and having the University of Rhode Island on your degree holds weight.
Jared DeRossi ’16, Pharm.D. Graduate

Our best ambassadors

Meet some of our recent grads