FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Overview

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) has a rich history of producing high-caliber graduates capable of providing exceptional pharmaceutical care. Our unique program focuses on academic excellence, research superiority and community service which allows us to prepare students for leading roles in the practice of pharmacy, research, and public health.

In 2009, the College of Pharmacy was presented The President’s Honor Roll Award for outstanding community service provided by our Pharm.D. students. Our student volunteers averaged 25,000 hours per graduating class. In addition, the college continues to enjoy providing pharmaceutical care through our contract pharmacies located in Tallahassee (Neighborhood Health Center, FAMU Pharmacy at the Leon County Health Department), Tampa (Johnnie Ruth Clarke) and Jacksonville (Duval County Health Department).

Taking our expertise to the community is one of the most rewarding experiences the College of Pharmacy offers. Community service is part of our mission and provides a rich environment for student training and life-long experiences. Our faculty is engaged in a variety of programs that provide educations for patients with Diabetes, HIV, hypertension, smoking cessation, anticoagulant monitoring and other disease states. In addition, we provide consultation with medical providers in all of our affiliated clinics.

During spring 2013, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed an interprofessional Center for Health Equity (CHE). This Center provide research, education and community-related activities to help eliminate a wide variety of health inequities in underserved populations. The Center explore and recommend models of care designed to eliminate disparities and will serve as a magnet for future research in a variety of areas. To date, the CHE has both a State-wide and International presence as we strive to “Transform Lives and Communities.”

Founded 65 years ago (in 1951) the COPPS graduate more 60% of the nation’s Ph.Ds in Pharmaceutical Sciences.   Today, the Blue Ridge Institute ranked the college number 12 among the top colleges and schools of pharmacy in the nation. In keeping with the FAMU’s mission, the college is dedicated to Academic excellence, research superiority, and community service.

The college is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education.