About

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is committed to graduating the best health care minds in the world, with an array of degree programs designed to help students succeed in pharmacy and other health related fields.

There are approximately 1,700 students enrolled at the College and more than 150 full- and part-time faculty. The College’s main campus is located in Albany, New York. Its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont, and is home to the only pharmacy program in the state.

The ACPHS experience is one that combines quality academics, experiential learning, personalized attention, and a strong emphasis on service – all of which help our students grow personally and develop into talented and trusted professionals.

ACPHS has long been regarded for its Doctor of Pharmacy program which remains the school’s core program. In recent years, the College has expanded its academic offerings to include six bachelor’s programs and five master’s programs in the health sciences.

Opportunities exist for students within each of these programs to work side-by-side with faculty on groundbreaking research in areas such as cancer, infectious disease, and obesity.

These opportunities, along with access to resources such as the cutting edge Pharmaceutical Research Institute, are part of what distinguishes ACPHS from other colleges and universities.

The academic experience at the College is complemented by numerous community service initiatives, including the ACPHS Academy, an afterschool science enrichment program for students beginning in the third grade.

Further shaping the student experience is the recently formed Office of Global Initiatives, which helps facilitate a range of global experiences to countries in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

Graduates of the College are prepared for a range of careers such as: biochemist, clinical laboratory scientist, consumer safety officer, drug information specialist, environmental toxicologist, health policy analyst, hospital administrator, pharmacist, physician, physician assistant and research scientist.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their education in graduate or professional schools.