The future of pharmacy resides right here in Morris County.  There are only two colleges of pharmacy in the state of NJ and Morris County based Fairleigh Dickinson is home to one of them. FDU’s University School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is one of only two degree-granting pharmacy schools in New Jersey, and is the first in the state to be associated with a private university.  This is a strategic advantage to the booming life sciences industry located throughout our county.

Located in the heart of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in Morris County, New Jersey, has unveiled a dynamic curriculum incorporating technology, a global perspective and a focus on the future of health care. It provides an innovative approach to pharmacy education driven by revolutionary developments that are changing the field. The role of the pharmacist is expanding following health care reform legislation and the advent of personalized medicine. Pharmacists are increasingly charged with roles of medication safety experts, public health officials, scientists, clinicians, communicators, managers, and patient advocates across many areas of the health care community. FDU’s College of Pharmacy offers an unparalleled program that uniquely prepares students for these changes.

Morris County is the epicenter of New Jersey’s biotechnology industry and has emerged as a nationally recognized life sciences hub. The presence of global companies such as Novartis, Bayer, Alvogen, Allergan, Euroimmun US, Pfizer, LEO Pharma, and Ferring Pharmaceuticals make the region attractive for additional investment. Life Sciences is a significant industry sector for Morris County and having a strong core group of major biotech companies creates a unique sense of community that creates opportunities for funding, networking and business growth. Additionally, Morris County is a choice location for packaging, distribution, compliance, and contract research organizations. The opportunity of having a College of Pharmacy in the middle of Morris County contributes to the growth of our state economy.


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