Mission and Goals

Mission and Goals

Explore the mission and goals that set USJ's School of Pharmacy apart.

The USJ School of Pharmacy embraces the mission of the University as it develops student and faculty scholars who are dedicated to impacting the health care needs of the people in the State of Connecticut and the global community.

The program provides a firm foundation in biomedical, pharmaceutical, socio-behavioral, clinical science, and lifelong learning skills, resulting in pharmacy practitioners who are committed to providing quality pharmacist-delivered patient care and advancing the pharmacy profession.

The integrated curriculum fosters strong ethical values, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and sense of responsibility to the health and well being of society. The School of Pharmacy is committed to, and promotes the emergence of, competent and compassionate pharmacists who will advance various pharmacy practice models, engage in community service, and foster the advancement of research and scholarship.

The Mission

To provide exemplary Pharmacy education to a diverse and qualified student population possessing high leadership potential. The School fosters creation of new knowledge and strong ethical values in the development of competent, compassionate pharmacists dedicated to superior patient care and service to their communities.


The goals of the School will be achieved through four mission-driven areas of focus:

  • Education leading to a solid understanding of the basis of disease states and the professional practice of pharmacy, by:
    • Attracting qualified, diverse students to be leaders in pharmacy
    • Providing meaningful educational experiences designed to impart the requisite skills, knowledge, and values needed for the successful pursuit of careers in the pharmacy profession
    • Fostering the development of critical thinking
    • Instilling in graduates a desire for lifelong learning and a commitment to provide solutions in a constantly changing health care environment

  • Scholarship leading to the ability to create and share new knowledge by the School's faculty, students, and graduates, by:
    • Attracting competent faculty and staff who are dedicated to innovative teaching methods, mentoring of students, and involvement in practice and community service
    • Providing ample support for the orientation to a new pedagogy and development of outstanding faculty mentors and leaders
    • Creating a scholarly community that rewards academic and professional excellence
    • Fostering collegiality
    • Promoting scholarly activities and other creative endeavors to support the academic enterprise

  • Patient Care leading to the provision of pharmacist-delivered patient care and medication therapy management services based on the application of the students' education and scholarship abilities, by:
    • Attracting faculty with strong commitment to patient care to serve as preceptors and mentors
    • Expanding practice opportunities through creative application of new knowledge
    • Preparing graduates who can deliver patient-centered care
    • Promoting public health through patient care and advocacy

  • Community Service leading to the active engagement of the members of the community in the world around them, by:
    • Requiring community service as part of the professional curriculum
    • Fostering the growth and development of student organizations within the School to fulfill their service mission
    • Collaborating with existing University programs and their endeavors
    • Developing novel service activities relevant to the school's mission
    • Exploring the development of international service sites