Become a pharmacist

Are you ready to become a leader in pharmacy? Apply today to become part of a pharmacy movement beating in the heart of New Mexico.


There are numerous benefits to earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.

Is Pharmacy Right for Me?

Some reasons to pursue a degree in Pharmacy include:

  • Interest in health care and science.
  • Ability to help people lead healthy and happy lives.
  • Working in an exciting and growing field.
  • Enjoy job security and a financially rewarding career.

Types of Jobs for Pharmacists

This degree program will produce graduates who are prepared for a wide variety of careers.  In addition to community pharmacy practice, here are some areas in high demand:

  • Compounding pharmacists
  • Nuclear pharmacists
  • Hospital, home health care and hospice pharmacists
  • Professors and teachers
  • Researchers

Where Do Pharmacists Work?

Pharmacists may find gainful and rewarding employment in areas like:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Community and public health services
  • Managed care
  • Medical communications
  • Pharmacy administration and benefits management

Another rewarding career path for graduates can be found at a government agency, such as the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How to Become a Pharmacist

A good pharmacist has critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, empathy and a passion for making a difference.  Build these skills and more at the UNM College of Pharmacy.  Students gain experience through hands-on training by:

  • Giving vaccinations and health screenings
  • Improving medication adherence and safety
  • Optimizing drug therapies
  • Providing health education
  • Collaborating with an array of care professionals
  • Working with patients of all ages


Student Services Contact

Office of Student Affairs

Nursing/Pharmacy Building, Suite 188

(505) 272-3241

College of Pharmacy
ATTN: Student Services
MSC09 5360
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001