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Improve the wellbeing of people in your community through pharmacy

Griffith bachelor degrees in pharmacy and pharmacology have a strong jobs, industry and community care focus, and our graduates are highly sought after in healthcare environments throughout Australia and overseas. This provides you with a variety of pathways to a various careers such as pharmacology, toxicology or drug research, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other health industries.

You'll learn through hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities such as an immersive virtual learning environment as well as formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories, and you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of several key areas. These degrees will provide you with an excellent foundation if you are considering further studies in areas such as medicine, dentistry or medical research.

Possible career paths include a regulatory scientist, pharmaceutical sales representative, medical science liaison, clinical trials monitor, pharmacy technician, research assistant, laboratory support technician, environmental scientist, formulation chemist and many more.

5 reasons to study pharmacy

Pharmacists do more than dispensing general medicine from behind a pharmacy counter

Study pharmacy and pharmacology at Griffith

Learn in smaller class sizes with accessible, award-winning lecturers

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences offers you a wonderful opportunity to learn about pharmacy and pharmacology and toxicology in a world class environment. You'll have the use of outstanding facilities such as a professional practice laboratory with model dispensary and a dedicated formulations lab, and aseptic dispensing unit. You'll learn from practising pharmacists and research-active staff.

Our Pharmacy degree will provide you with the training and tools necessary to go on to your pharmacy internship.

New ways of learning about pharmacy

In what's believed to be a world first in pharmacy education, Griffith has developed virtual learning environments. Without leaving the classroom, you can immerse yourself and interact with filmed settings including hospital and community pharmacies.

A new degree for more opportunities

Australia's first Pharmacology and Toxicology degree is a new pathway to a future in some of the world's biggest industries. Learn about the effects drugs and poisons have on tissues and organs, and how to develop new medicines — ideal for those who enjoy chemistry and biology.

Major in one of five fields, to work in areas like environmental toxicology, drug discovery or pharmaceutical marketing, or study a double degree with law or business.

Clinical placements in metropolitan, rural, international and industrial environments are an integral part of your learning experience, arranged in conjunction with over 400 partners.

Aisha Al Mahdy

Griffith Pharmacy Graduate

Battanbang, Northern Cambodia was the destination for a group of Griffith pharmacy students aiming to bring their skills to disadvantaged communities. Led by third year student Aisha Al Mahdy, the group of 13 Pharmacy students organised a two-week program that saw them providing healthcare to very low resourced communities. 'Unfortunately many chronic ailments go unnoticed in these conditions, so the group provided general medical help, including blood pressure checks and glucose checks, as well as general health and hygiene education,' said Aisha.

Aisha Al Mahdy


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Career outcomes

Excellent employment success

Griffith Pharmacy graduates are held in very high regard, with a reputation for being more work ready, with more real-life work knowledge.

You'll be very well prepared for a career in:

  • Community and hospital pharmacy
  • Medication management

You'll also be able to embark on a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutraceutical and related industries (in areas like management, sales, marketing, business development, and government regulatory agencies).

Our Bachelor of Pharmacology and Toxicology degree has a strong jobs and industry focus. As a graduate, you'll be in demand for positions such as a:

  • Regulatory scientist
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Medical science liaison
  • Clinical trials monitor
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Laboratory support technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Formulation chemist

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