Catalogue 2012 - 2013

College of Pharmacy

Dean Evan Robinson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Beth Welch

Assistant Dean for Experiential Affairs Jeffrey Sophinos

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Joshua Spooner

The Western New England University College of Pharmacy will be prominently known for excellence in the preparation of pharmacy practitioners as educators of patients and other healthcare professionals and leaders for the betterment of patient care.

The College of Pharmacy began the professional phase of the pharmacy program in fall 2011 with an enrollment of 75 learners. The College of Pharmacy curriculum is designed to prepare learners to enter the practice of pharmacy as general practitioners in a variety of practice settings and deliver optimal patient care to diverse populations. The primary intention of this comprehensive educational program is to transition dependent learners into independent professional practitioners who are dedicated to serving the community in which they live. The curriculum provides learners opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become licensed professionals who will provide optimal patient care in a caring, collaborative, safe, and culturally aware manner.

The curriculum entails a competency-based framework, using integrated content and teaching, problem-based approaches when appropriate, integrated technology, and experiential exposure threaded throughout. The curriculum is designed to incrementally develop strong scientific foundations (in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and administrative, and clinical sciences) and professional skills. During pharmacy practice experiences, learners have many opportunities to demonstrate and apply these skills in progressively advanced methods.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program was awarded Precandidate accreditation status in January 2011 from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). For the most current information on accreditation status, please visit the College of Pharmacy website

For admissions information, contact the College of Pharmacy at 413-796-2113 or or visit our website.