Bachelor of Pharmacy

Pharmacists are integral primary health care professionals who work closely with patients in community and hospital pharmacies.

Course summary
Campus Townsville
Duration 4 years full time only
Midyear Entry No
OP/Rank 2013 12/75
CRICOS code 030400B
Prerequisites English; Maths B; Chemistry

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About Pharmacy

As a true interdisciplinary field, pharmacy gives you a strong foothold in both the science and healthcare industry. As a professional pharmacist you will have understanding and involvement in:

  • discovery of breakthrough medicines

  • the effect of individual drugs upon the human body

  • formulation of drug compounds into effective medicines

  • how drugs act to treat specific diseases

  • counselling patients on their medications.

You will improve peoples’ lives while spearheading medication development. Your entry into the dynamic pharmacy profession is waiting at JCU.

Why JCU?

You will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities, cutting-edge pharmacy laboratories and field-leading staff.

Our Bachelor of Pharmacy holds full accreditation with the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC).

Our strong research focus opens doors for you to pursue Honours projects and postgraduate study in the exciting pharmacy field.

Practical experience

When it comes to tackling diverse pharmacy challenges there is no substitute for practical work experience. Getting out in the industry also helps you make an informed choice about your preferred specialities, so real world experience in pharmacy practice is a core part of your degree at JCU.

You’ll gain job-ready skills through professional placements in hospitals and community pharmacies in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote locations, working alongside leading pharmacy experts in these fields.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

If you identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist you in your pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP).

Career Opportunities

Pharmacy graduates pursue careers in hospital or community pharmacies, regulatory and drug management facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, armed forces, and public service. Many own or work in community pharmacies. There are opportunities to undertake further study towards careers in academia, pharmaceutical research and drug development or research organisation.


This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.