William Carey University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares students to help improve peoples’ health in their communities.

Whether it’s working in a community pharmacy, hospital, clinic, or a non-profit, we provide our students with the education and skills needed to create a successful and rewarding career as a pharmacist. Check out how WCU's School of Pharmacy is making the student experience for the Doctor of Pharmacy program more accessible than ever.

The School of Pharmacy’s Office of Student Services serves students and faculty in aiming towards academic excellence, growth and leadership.  To achieve these, we offer free services to our students when they need guidance.  Our services help to strengthen our students’ journey within the pharmacy program.  If you need advisement or guidance, we can help.  Our services include:

  • Tutoring Assistance – Individual or group sessions can be arranged for a variety of courses. Arrangements are made upon completion of a tutor request form, which is available in Room A216 at the Tradition Campus.  This service is free to students.

  • Academic/Counseling Services – We are pleased to offer guidance and assistance to students who desire to extend their formal education into graduate or professional study. Assistance with the Doctor of Pharmacy program, financial aid and school processes are offered to students to help them pursue their goals. Personal counseling is available to students free of charge.

  • Student Life/Conduct - Student organizations at William Carey represent the diversity of campus life – academic, leadership, religion, service, social activities and more. There are several student groups on campus or you can coordinate starting one of your own.  Community life at William Carey University is founded upon the moral principles of Jesus Christ.  As such, the Student Code of Conduct is a pledge on the part of each student to conduct himself or herself in a Christian manner at all times.

  • ADA/Disability Services – We are dedicated to providing services for students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In order to receive services, the student must self-report his/her disability to the Office of Student Services.

Call, stop by or email the Student Services Office at the Tradition Campus for answers to your questions or to receive helpful tips and resources.


Student Services Office:

William Carey University - School of Pharmacy
Brandi Donohoe - Student Services Coordinator
Room A-132 -- Phone:  228-702-1783

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Our Doctor of Pharmacy program develops emerging leaders in our community who can make a difference while providing a dedicated service with compassion. As a part of our curriculum, we have developed an experiential learning portion where students are able to focus on managing medication use systems, promote health and wellness, learn about population-based care or patient-centered care and take what they have learned and apply it in a clinical setting. It is important for our students to be able to apply their classroom knowledge to clinical practice where they can gain the skills and confidence needed in pharmacy today. That is why experiential learning is a critical part of our curriculum.

Experiential Course Information

The experiential curriculum is divided into two parts:

  • Introductory to Pharmacy Practice Information (IPPE)
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Information (APPE)
The courses in each of these sections gradually escalates a student’s exposure to pharmacy practice. During these courses, students are placed within one of our qualified preceptor sites where they can be under the supervision of a licensed preceptor in a professional setting and be able to collaborate with others in the pharmacy and health care industry.

Introductory to Pharmacy Practice Information (IPPE)
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience I 5
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience II 5
Total Credits 10

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Information (APPE)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V 6
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VI 6
Global Capstone 1
Total Credits 37

Preceptor Sites

To support our Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, we have established dedicated preceptor sites, with affiliated companies and organizations, which enable our students to play an active role in and apply their classroom knowledge to real world situations. Our School of Pharmacy has set up a vast network of affiliated practice sites for student placement. Our experiential learning faculty and staff are dedicated in making the students experience a rewarding one.

Becoming a Preceptor

Becoming a qualified preceptor site allows businesses and organizations to aid in the clinical development skills of our students. It opens doors to providing practical experience and expansive knowledge while allowing facilities to utilize this opportunity for community advancement.

If your pharmacy is interested in becoming a preceptor site for our students:


For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Office of Experiential Programs at:

Office of Experiential Education

William Carey University School of Pharmacy
Tradition Campus
19640 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532
Office: 228.702.1856
Fax: 228.702.1772

William Carey University School of Pharmacy offers its students a variety of pharmacy related student organizations in which they can participate. Involvement in these professional organizations provides an excellent opportunity for professional growth and leadership for the students. Students can choose from the following organizations, or they can contact Student Services to find out more about starting one of their own.

Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association serves to promote the interests of the students of William Carey University School of Pharmacy. Members of the SGA are elected by the student body and are responsible for securing cooperation among the students, faculty, staff, and administration, and planning and conducting various student activities. The SGA will also perpetuate the University’s mission through its activities, to provide guidance in leadership, management, and communication among organizations, and to provide a forum for discourse and coordination of student organization activities.

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
The student Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy serves to orient students to the practice of clinical pharmacy by providing information to students about careers and opportunities within the field of clinical pharmacy, promoting dedication to excellence in patient care, research, and education, encouraging skill development necessary to function within an interdisciplinary team. ACCP also advocates the role of clinical pharmacists within healthcare and encourages participation in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy at the national level and/or the local/regional chapters.

American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)
The American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists, William Carey University School of Pharmacy Chapter members strive to serve the rural and underserved communities in our country and throughout the world. APhA-ASP William Carey University School of Pharmacy Chapter commits to improve medication use and advance patient care by providing a common thread between pharmacists, student pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, educating and influencing legislators, policy makers, regulators, and the public to advance our mission and vision, seeking continuous academic excellence and professional development at the highest standard, and enhancing social and academic learning while developing character and citizenship skills. Membership in APhA-ASP is open to all students of William Carey University School of Pharmacy.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, William Carey University School of Pharmacy Chapter goal is to make students aware of pharmacy practice in health systems, provide information to students about career directions in and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems, and encourage membership and participation in the state society and ASHP as a student and upon graduation. Membership in ASHP is open to all students of William Carey University School of Pharmacy.

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI)
The mission of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is to provide fellowship, Bible study, and prayer to enrich our walk with the Lord, Jesus Christ. CPFI encourages the advancement of knowledge and ethics in pharmacy practice and promotes community outreach to the Gulf Coast region. Membership in CPFI is open to all students of William Carey University School of Pharmacy.

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
NCPA’s William Carey University School of Pharmacy Student Chapter is a student organization that represents independent community pharmacists in the Gulf Coast region. They are dedicated to educating themselves and others about rural independent community pharmacy and are particularly committed to quality pharmaceutical care and maintaining and promoting the health and well-being of the public they serve through community service projects. NCPA upholds the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those they represent and defend common interests in the political arena. Membership in NCPA is open to all students of William Carey University School of Pharmacy.

Student affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)
The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy; as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners. SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about the profession of pharmacy, healthcare issues, and the poor minority representation in these areas. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate, and execute programs geared toward the improvement of the health, educational, and social environment of minority communities.

Kappa Psi*
The Foundation of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity reinforces itself on the four cornerstones of Fellowship, Industry, Sobriety, and High Ideals. These four values distinguish a member of Kappa Psi and hold him to a higher standard that other organizations try to replicate. As a member of Kappa Psi, members of the pharmacy profession expect only the best. Major activities include philanthropy and fundraising events, community service including healthcare-related activities, social events, and sharing in many other Brotherhood activities with a main focus on having fun, professional development, and serving the community.

Phi Delta Chi*
Phi Delta Chi (ΦΔΧ) Pharmacy Fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals. Phi Delta Chi Brothers seek to enhance professional and personal success and satisfaction.

Phi Lambda Sigma
Phi Lambda Sigma is the National Pharmacy Leadership Society that supports pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development. The organization has four goals: ensure the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy; acknowledge leadership achievement and award membership to leaders recommended by the Society; enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy; and support and encourage sustained leadership commitment. The society does not compete with other organizations, but rather encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Candidates are recognized and selected by their peers in the Society for their dedication as a leader to the profession of pharmacy.

Rho Chi Society
The Rho Chi Society, the Academic Honors Society in Pharmacy, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members.

*These organizations are proposed for future student organizations.

Helpful Resources
Student Services has developed the following resources to help you in leading your student organization.

Event Request Form

Post Event Form

Fundraiser Form

Travel Request Form

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