The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2024 enrollment limit: 250 students): Established in 1972. Shifted to 6-year system in AY2006.
Pharmacists are professionals who deal with medicines, which are essential materials in today's healthcare.
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences engages in developing educational and research activities with the goal of "contributing to community healthcare and training highly qualified pharmacists who will benefit society."
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding in 2022. About 9,700 graduates have played active roles in society.
Based on our decades of experience, we will continue to cultivate human resources so that each of our graduates will be able to work as a pharmaceutical professional.

Aiming to Develop Pharmacists Who Can Contribute to Society in the Future

Students learn knowledge useful in clinical fields through a curriculum that is systematically arranged from basic to specialized fields. In addition, students acquire the skills and attitudes necessary for pharmacists through practical training using the latest equipment and through graduation research.

Education Including Clinical Practices in Japan and the U.S.

Based on partnership agreements with the Kobe City Hospital Organization Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital and other facilities, we are developing more practical educational activities in the medical field. In addition, students learn about American medicine and pharmaceutical sciences through training at American universities (Pacific University and University of California) and lectures by faculty members from partner schools, an initiative that has continued for more than 45 years.

Enriching University Life through Student-led Activities

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences also has several extracurricular clubs. In the Kansai Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical League, some of the best players included players of the Pharmacy Baseball Club. In addition, an outstanding player was selected from the Pharmacy Soccer Club. The Science Club also contributes to community activities by holding events for children.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

A 6-year program that fosters expertise and a concern for others
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences sees pharmacists as having to be "healthcare professionals committed to serving others" and therefore works to develop pharmacists as individuals with the highest of qualities, who contribute to society. To meet this objective, we offer students hands-on learning opportunities right after admission to promote cultivation of their communication ability and understanding of the nature of this profession. The freshman year is devoted to basic studies and the second through fourth years to specialized education. In the fifth year, a five-month practical training period in a hospital and dispensing pharmacy is arranged. In the sixth year, more advanced professional training is provided, and an assigned research program leading to graduation is offered.

Steps to Gaining Certifications

Total support from before admission to passing the national pharmacist's exam

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Preparation for the national pharmacist examination by careful guidance

The Faculty offers across-the-board support to students by leveraging expertise gained from more than 40 years of passionate guidance and work to ensure students pass national certification examinations. Faculty members offer fine-grained guidance through lectures on how to prepare and simulated examinations based on individual students’ level of preparation.

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Total care program

We help students prepare to continue their studies at their institution of choice, regardless of whether they are pursuing admission by means of a recommendation program targeting specific schools or the general public or by entrance examination. In addition, we offer an extensive range of examination preparation measures and job search support for enrolled students.