Department of


Home >Pharmacy


The programme is based on an internationally competitive curriculum. It is, therefore, expected to be able to increase the necessary knowledge that is required for achieving excellence in Pharmacy education and practice. The programme imparts such level of self and professional discipline that is required to mitigate the deplorable drug use (often abuse) situation in the country in both the short and long terms. The well-trained graduates and professionals will possess a wide range of scientific, professional and managerial competencies to best serve the needs of the community with sufficient adaptability in meeting the demands of a changing healthcare delivery system. With the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical and biomedical knowledge to problems of drug therapy in relation to patient care, the graduates of this programme should have broader experience of healthcare and the use of medicines, and be able to practicalise the concept of pharmaceutical care within the healthcare delivery system.

Our Programmes

Pharm.D. Pharmacy

The overall objectives of the Pharm. D. programme are to:
  • Provide students with a broad and balanced foundation in all the areas of pharmaceutical science.
  • Develop in the students the ability to apply pharmaceutical knowledge in responding to changing environments in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Provide students with professional knowledge and skills to identify and resolve drug-related problems.
  • Impart to the students a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, therapeutics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology.
  • Guide the students in developing skilled understanding of the symptomatology of various disease states with emphasis on monitoring drug therapy.
  • Establish and continually expand adequate database from patients, clients and other health professionals.
  • Expand the students’ ability to independently use patients’ medication profile to evaluate and assess outcomes of drug therapy.
  • Provide students with adequate knowledge base from which they can proceed for further studies in specialized areas of Pharmacy.

Department Contact Info

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Veritas University, Abuja


Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

Download Prospectus

Our Vision
Admission Requirement
Departmental Staff

It is envisaged that the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) programme will provide the required level of education, development and training for students to attain their career prospects in any aspect of pharmaceutical practice, such as academia, distribution/supply, industry, national/international administration, hospital and community pharmacy.

Admission Requirement

In line with extant rules, all admissions into the Pharm. D. programme of Veritas University Abuja must be through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Candidates seeking admission to the Pharm. D. programme must meet the general minimum admission requirements thus:


Admission through University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Direct Entry

Candidates with A-Level credits in the three science subjects of Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics and Zoology/Botany/Biology, in addition to the UTME admission requirements may be qualified.

Candidates with other qualifications, such as IJMB, JUPEB or similar certificates considered to be equivalent to A-Level may be eligible.

Candidates with acceptable Pharmacy Technician Diplomas from institutions accredited by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), in addition to Ordinary Level requirements of credits in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language in the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) may be considered.

Candidates with a relevant Bachelor’s Degree, in addition to UTME requirements, may be admitted.

Furthermore, the University reserves the right to screen Direct Entry candidates before admission


Why Study Here?

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and 21 Postgraduate programmes to choose from, Veritas University offers you a unique opportunity to be the very best that you can be.

Located in a serene environment enveloped by nature and boasting state of the art facilities for study and recreation, you are assured that your experience here at Veritas University will be a pleasant one.