Academic Catalog 2016–2017

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School of Pharmacy


The School of Pharmacy at the Lebanese American University (LAU) is located in the city of Byblos, Lebanon. The School was founded in 1993 in response to the growing healthcare needs in the country and the region for pharmacists who have advanced knowledge and practice skills in clinical pharmacy. The School is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

The LAU School of Pharmacy is nationally and regionally recognized for its progressive pharmacy education. The School offers two professional degrees: a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy that requires five years of study and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) that spans six years. The Pharm.D. program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

The School enrolls about 450 students every year, including students in the pre-pharmacy and professional academic years. Annually, the School graduates approximately 75 students with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and 30 students with a Pharm.D. degree. School graduates pursue post-graduate training or studies, or work in diverse fields such as in community, hospital or clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical sales, pharmaceutical industry, and academia.


The Lebanese American University School of Pharmacy prepares students to become leaders in the profession who are entrusted with the highest academic, professional and ethical standards. Graduates will practice pharmacy in various settings, optimize patient care through interprofessional collaboration, and undertake scientific pursuits. The school accomplishes its mission through excellence in education, innovation in research, and dedication in serving the profession and the community.


To be recognized as a national and regional leader for outstanding pharmacy education and innovative practice and research, with the aims of providing excellent patient care, improving human health, and advancing scientific knowledge. The core values of the School of Pharmacy remain excellence, innovation, commitment, teamwork, leadership and integrity.


Student Societies

School of Pharmacy students participate in a variety of extracurricular activities that complement their academic endeavors. These can be part of students’ societies such as the following:

LPSA (Lebanese Pharmacy Student Association) is a national non-political, non-religious, and non-profit student organization that was founded by LAU and is accessible to all pharmacy students in Lebanon.

The association’s main activities are:

  • Raising awareness all over Lebanon and particularly in high schools about drug abuse, medication use, and many drug related topics;
  • Facilitating volunteer opportunities at cancer centers, drug abuse rehab centers, elderly homes, and much more;
  • Participating in annual health days in underprivileged areas where healthcare professionals from different backgrounds can gather to provide health care services for free; and
  • Gathering all Lebanese pharmacy students in one annual GALA dinner.

SSHP (Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy) is a society that offers pharmacy students a platform to engage with other students, shape their own studies, connect globally to those within the pharmacy field, and build their future careers.

The society’s main activities are:

  • Supporting career development;
  • Participation in a Clinical Skills Competition;
  • Arranging for health-system pharmacy speakers;
  • Providing residency training information sessions;
  • Supporting professional development;
  • Engaging in projects directly related to health-system pharmacy practice; and
  • Recruiting new members (SSHP + State Affiliate + ASHP)

NAPHASS (No Apathy-Pharmacy & Health Awareness Student Society) is an LAU society of pharmacy students who want to volunteer their time, knowledge and energy to reaching out to people and raising health awareness in LAU.

The society’s main activities are:

  • Celebrating International Pharmacist day;
  • Providing disease screening;
  • Encouraging healthier lifestyles, especially among dorm residents;
  • Clarifying health related misconceptions among students, such as appropriate use of antibiotics;
  • Fundraising on campus for medical-related charities, such as cancer organizations;
  • Providing services and outreach to underprivileged populations; and engaging in community outreach activities.

Contact Information


  • Extension 1065
  • Orme-Gray Hall 320
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  • Extension 2442
  • CHSC, Office 6103
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