College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Next-level care, in the lab and in the field.

In Butler’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences we recognize that healthcare is much more than simply treating diseases. And, as such, we teach students to think bigger.

Through hands-on learning in the classroom, collaborative research with faculty, and clinical experiences with some of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations, we equip students with the knowledge, and skills, to improve health outcomes.

So, whether you graduate as a Pharmacist, a Physician Assistant, or as a healthcare executive, you’ll be prepared to improve the quality of life of the patients, and community, you serve.

Undergraduate Programs

Paths to a Promising Career

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers three undergraduate programs, each paving the way for professional success in the field of your choice.

Percentage of COPHS students with jobs or in grad school within one year of graduation.
Our 25-year-old Physician Assistant program is the longest-running in Indiana.
Indianapolis’ rank for number of drug and pharmaceutical jobs in the U.S.

Pre-professional training,
professionally equipped

Even before you dive into off-campus opportunities, you’ll gain experience with state-of-the-art gear on campus. 3D Anatomage tables enable aspiring Physician Assistants to perform virtual cadaver dissections. Pharmacy students work with underserved patients at our student-run pharmacy, where they receive medications and counseling.

Pharmacy student examines medication container in classroom

Graduate & Professional Programs

Deliver for Patients

Our master’s and doctorate programs provide advance training in high-demand fields.

Graduate Success

“I fell in love with medical research at Butler, which I was not expecting at all.”

Recent Health Sciences graduate Sarah Monesmith (’22) has been conducting ovarian cancer research with Butler faculty since 2020. She’s received a very competitive Fulbright Scholarship to continue that research in Italy, and hopes to attend medical school once she’s back stateside.

Featured Story

Butler Pharmacy graduates earn highest pass rate on the NAPLEX® Licensure Exam

Of the 91 Butler graduates who took the exam for the first time in 2021, 97 percent passed. Of the 144 Doctor of Pharmacy programs located in the United States, none had a higher first-time pass rate than Butler University.