What We’re All About

CNUCOP offers a progressive educational program that emphasizes active learning, direct patient care experiences, and the role of research in advancing the profession of pharmacy...our Mission, Vision Statement, Core Values, and Goals ... Read more


Early Decision applicants September 2, 2014. The Application deadline April 1, 2015. CNUCOP uses a paperless process which includes all applicant correspondence... Read more

Academic Program

The CNUCOP PharmD program is carefully designed to prepare individuals for the practice of competent, compassionate pharmacy care and for making important contributions to the... Read more

CNUCOP . . . Education Through Service

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Dean's Message

Welcome to the website for our proud institution, the California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP). At CNUCOP, our mission is to advance the science and art of pharmacy. To that end, we focus on student learning: active learning in the classroom and beyond, assessment of learning, and students' achievement of relevant learning outcomes. The curriculum has been carefully designed to develop students' critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and clinical practice skills.

The entire curriculum during the first three years of study is delivered through a team-based learning (TBL) format. In TBL, students come to class having gained an understanding of fundamental course concepts on their own. Class time is dedicated to assuring that students are able to apply these concepts to problems, cases, projects, and real-world situations. Students work in teams, assimilating knowledge, solving problems, and teaching one another. Their doing so is facilitated by faculty experts who are more interested in helping students gain greater depths of understanding than having them sift through a litany of facts. Lecturing, which places students in a passive mode and encourages memorization rather than learning, is avoided. This type of learning will have students more engaged, thus better enjoying their academic experience and preparing them to take on the challenges of pharmacy practice or enter post-graduate education in a multitude of settings and programs.

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Upcoming Events

Commencement Handbook 2015 

Friday, May 15, 2015
Graduation Dinner (Class of 2015)

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Graduation Ceremony (Class of 2015)
White Coat Ceremony (Class of 2018)

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7400