• Pinning Ceremony

    Pinning Ceremony

  • Exam day

     Exam Day

  • Research Tuesday

    LH 160


  • Pharmacy Practice Center

    Pharmacy Practice Center

  • 2014 Career Day

    Career Day

  • Pharmacy Practice Center


  • 2014 Career Day

     Career Day

  • Poster presentation

    Poster presentation

  • Hallway


  • Poster Day 2016

     Poster Day

  • Script Your Future 2016

    Script Your Future

  • Orientation


 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

PharmD (2+2 program)



It is an exciting time to launch a career as a pharmacist.  

What kind of pharmacist do you want to be?  

Do you envision yourself working in a community setting, in a hospital, for the government, or even running your own business?  Do you see yourself working with patients, influencing healthcare policies, or developing new pharmaceuticals?

Graduates from the Touro University California College of Pharmacy have done all these things and more.

Never before have there been more opportunities for pharmacists to work in diverse settings, and to influence the scope of their practice.  The knowledge and skills that you gain during your four years in pharmacy school will help shape your future and prepare you to succeed in a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.

We invite you to join us in making a difference in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.


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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Grade of "C" or higher in:
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Inorganic Chemistry with lab
    • Organic Chemistry with lab (Biochemistry may be substituted for the second semester of Organic Chemistry)
    • Calculus
Touro University California College of Pharmacy 

Student testimonials, March 2015

Directed by: Roger Tanioka (PharmD, Class of 2017).  Edited by: I-Kuan Hsu (PharmD, Class of 2017).  Video footage courtesy: Kathy Nguyen (PharmD, Class of 2018).  Music by Michael Relaxdaily (https://soundcloud.com/relaxdaily)

2+2 PharmD Curriculum 

 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

2+2 PharmD Curriculum


Year 1 & 2 -


Didactics - The first two years of the program focus on developing a strong foundational knowledge base.  Content is delivered in the classroom, complemented by activities emphasizing synthesis of information & team building, technical and professional skills in a simulated pharmacy practice environment, and introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE).


Year 3 & 4 -


Clinical rotations - The last two years of the program are devoted to clinical practice rotations.  The Touro University California College of Pharmacy offers about 500 rotation options.  The rotations are divided into required rotations, elective rotations, and open periods. Two rotations are required in the settings in which graduates are most likely to be employed - Community Practice 1 and 2, Acute Care 1 and 2, and Ambulatory Care 1 and 2.  Students are expected to acquire basic competencies in the first sequence of the required rotations.  During the second rotation in a required practice setting, students reinforce basic skills and are expected to acquire more advanced, complex skills (APPE).


The structure of the 2+2 program helps students at Touro University California make informed decisions about their future careers, and be effective in diverse pharmacy practice settings when they graduate.


Professional Development

Students participate in co-curricular activities which may include -

  • Legislative Day
  • Career Fairs
  • professional organizations and clubs
  • research
  • community service projects

Our students have won national awards recognizing their leadership, community service, research, and clinical skills.  

Touro University California College of Pharmacy 

Pinning Ceremony Class of 2018, May 2016



Touro University California College of Pharmacy 

Script Your Future 2014

SCRIPT YOUR FUTUREPublished on Mar 11, 2014.  Filmed at the San Francisco Ferry Building/Boat. Special Thanks: Touro University California Public Health Program: Megan Call, Ryan Dreher; Physician Assistant Program: Jeannie Duong, Jennifer Trost; College of Osteopathic Medicine: Brian Khong, Jesse Alifano; College of Pharmacy: Jessica Chen, I-Kuan Hsu, Timothy Phan, Jasmine Reber Steven Van. Music: Capo Productions - Fly Away

 Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

Student Life - A photo essay

Source - https://www.flickr.com/groups/tourouniversitycalifornia/ 


Demographics of the Class of 2019

  • 100% have bachelor's degree
  • 19% have master's degree
  • Cumulative GPA - 3.20
  • Average age - 25
  • Majority speak more than one language
  • Over 90% graduated from a university in California

Reasons for selecting Touro

  • Innovative 2+2 program that offers two full years of clinical experiences, more than any other pharmacy school in the country
  • Outstanding professional and personal development opportunities give EVERY student the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential
  • Practice ready graduates who are in high demand by employers
  • Commitment to serving a diverse study body and patient population

Additional degree opportunities

To apply


To view additional course description of the didactic courses, please download our PDF catalog:

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School of Pharmacy Student Catalog (PDF, 65 pgs)


Pharmacists are required to be licensed by the states in which they practice. Each state has its own requirements for granting licensure and its own licensing board. California law requires that applicants for pharmacist licensure have completed 1500 intern hours in various pharmacy practice settings in order to sit for licensure examination. (B&P §4200(a)(5)). The Touro University College of Pharmacy program affords the student the opportunity to complete the number of hours needed to satisfy the California pharmacy board requirement. Generally, a license can be obtained by successful completion of exams administered by the NORTH AMERICAN PHARMACIST LICENSURE EXAMINATION™ (NAPLEX®) and a California law examination.

Preceptor Information

The Pharmacy Experiential Education Department has provided a network of information for preceptors.  In addition to the Experiential Rotation manual, preceptors are granted access to E*Value, which is the Experiential department's internet website for preceptor and student information.

Touro provides preceptor training quarterly newsletters and access to online library resources for adjunct faculty members. Experiential coordinators are also available for on-site visits, and the team is in dedicated to establishing good communication with our valuable preceptors.

To set up a site visit, or for questions or concerns, please contact the Experiential Team at copexpadmin@tu.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Touro University California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other status characteristic protected by applicable laws in employment, or in admission, treatment or access to educational programs or activities.

To the extent provided by law, the university will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities which meet the legal standards for documentation, whenever the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform all essential functions of the position and meet the academic program technical standards.

This notice is given pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Clery Act of 1998.  For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.  Please note that contact information listed here is for discrimination inquiries only.  Please contact the Office of Admissions for admissions related inquiries.

Kathy Lowe
Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5806

Dr. Lisa Waits
Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5226

Dr. James Binkerd
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
(707) 638-5883

Touro University California College of Pharmacy

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Campus Visit & Tours

We welcome visitors to our campus.  To ensure you are accommodated, we ask that you contact our Outreach Specialist (Anthony Williams) so that we meet your needs.

Student Performance & Accreditation Information

Download Student Performance Data & Accreditation 17-Feb-2017

July 8, 2015

College of Pharmacy Receives Full 8 Year Accreditation

A Message from Dr. Marilyn Hopkins, 
Provost & Chief Operating Officer

I am pleased to announce that on July 8, 2015, President Kadish and Dean Rae Matsumoto were notified that our College of Pharmacy received a full eight year accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. 

This is a major accomplishment! We have a superb academic program which is recognized nationally for its quality, innovation and contributions to pharmacy education and practice. 

Congratulations to Dean Matsumoto, her leadership team and all the COP faculty, staff, students and alumni who participated in this rigorous process. Their good work has led to this wonderful result.


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