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Departments & Programs

Pharmacy Department

Centro Escolar University – Gil Puyat campus was established in 2005. Academic offerings include Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy. CEU is the first university in the Philippines to offer Doctor of Pharmacy. Students enrolled in CEU Pharmacy Department are trained to be globally competitive, professionally competent, legally qualified, morally upright, and patient and population-oriented pharmacy practitioners.


CEU pharmacists excel in their chosen field of practice such as community, hospital, manufacturing, institutional, academe, industry, and regulatory practice. After finishing the Pharmacy degree and passing the licensure examination, the students can become public health managers, supervisors, owners or managers of drugstores, company pharmacists, quality control pharmacists, laboratory instructors, lecturers, food and drug regulation officers, hospital pharmacists, clinical pharmacists, directors of hospital pharmacies, and product managers of pharmaceutical firms.



To become the top provider of competent professional pharmacists



Guided and inspired by the University's maxim, CIENCIA Y VIRTUD, the School of Pharmacy is committed to providing its students the necessary knowledge, skills, values, and competencies, so they will be professionally competent, legally qualified, morally upright, globally competitive, and patient and population-oriented pharmacists.

Distinct Features

  • First university that offered Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Philippines
  • Accredited Level II, by Philippine Association Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) as certified by Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)
  • Top Performing School in the Pharmacist Licensure Examination
  • Strong linkages with international and national professional organizations, government, and private institutions
  • Strong linkages with industry partners, different drugstores, hospitals, and manufacturing companies for pharmacy practice experience/internships 
  • Member of the Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and Asian Association of Schools of Pharmacy
  • Highly-qualified faculty members who are licensed pharmacists
  • Strong Pharmacy Alumni Support
  • Caring and Quality Service-Oriented School
  • Committed to providing professionally competent, legally qualified, and globally competitive pharmacists who are population and patient-oriented

Academic Programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Phamacy in Clinical Pharmacy ( 5 years)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (6 years)



The Pharmacy degree curriculum aims to produce globally competitive pharmacists who are scientifically competent, technically skilled, caring and responsible professionals, and able to deliver the full spectrum of pharmacy services required in the different settings of pharmacy practice. The school is committed to the development of pharmacy graduates who can: 

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of concepts and principles on patient-centered pharmacy practice;
  2. practice operative interpersonal, intra-professional communication, and collaborative skills in providing pharmaceutical care and patient counseling;
  3. perform efficiently and effectively responsibilities and tasks in any area of pharmacy practice;
  4. design pharmaceutical care services program integrating innovative business/entrepreneurial strategies;
  5. conduct scientific research leading to the development of drugs for prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment of diseases or medical conditions, and contribute to the acquisition of new knowledge in the practice of pharmacy; 
  6. practice the profession consistent with the ethical, legal, social, and economic standards of the pharmacy profession; and
  7. engage in a self-directed lifelong learning.



Pharmacy is a multifaceted profession. As a Pharmacy graduate and licensed pharmacist, you can work in any one of the following:

1. Drug Outlets


  • Drug Store Owner/Manager
  • Supervising Pharmacist
  • Chain Drug Store Chief Pharmacist/Staff Pharmacist
  • Botica ng Barangay Pharmacist


  • Chief Pharmacist
  • Supervisor
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Staff Pharmacist

2. Drug Establishments

  • Pharmacist Owner/Manager/Supervisor/Staff
  • Regulatory Pharmacist
  • Company Pharmacist
  • Research/Clinical Researcher
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Medical Representative
  • Product Manager
  • Production Pharmacist
  • Production Planning and Inventory Control Officer
  • Marketing Specialist

3. Academic Institutions

  • Administrator
  • Dean
  • Assistant Dean
  • Program Coordinator
  • Department Chair
  • Professor
  • Instructor
  • Lecturer

4. Government Agencies

  • Professional Regulation Commission Board of Pharmacy Examiner
  • Food and Drug Regulation Officer (FDRO)
  • Drug Regulation Officer (DRO)
  • Director of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Hospital/Clinic Pharmacist
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Philhealth Pharmacist
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Forensic Pharmacist Analyst

5. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO)

  • HMO Pharmacist
  • Medical Transcriptor
  • Health Call Center Pharmacist

6. Research Institutions

  • Researcher
  • Administrator

7. Non-Government Organizations/Private Corporations

  • Project Director
  • Consultant
  • Company Pharmacist

Deans and Academic Heads

Dr. Maria Donnabelle U. Dean
Program Head, Pharmacy Department


Gil Puyat Campus
Centro Escolar University
259 Senator Gil Puyat Ave.,
Makati City
(+63)2 8889-7491/ (+63)2 8889-7489
(+63)2 8843-0300 loc. 135

Faculty Profile


  • Cera, Eugene Marc D., III

Master of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


  • Dean, Maria Donnabelle U.

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


Master of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University

  •  Limuaco, Olivia M.

Doctor of Philosophy major in Science Education

Centro Escolar University


Master of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


  • David, Jarmaine Z.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


  • Fuentes, Anthony S.

Doctor of Pharmacy

Centro Escolar University


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Cebu Doctor's University


  • Mundo, Rachel Merci B.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

University of the Immaculate Conception


  • Rayos Del Sol,  Ma. Carmel R.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

University of Santo Tomas



  • Mercury Drug Foundation
  • LC Foundation, Inc.
  • Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA)
  • Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (PACOP)
  • Different internship and clerkship sites 


INTERNATIONAL  (with the main campus)

  • Association of Asian Schools of Pharmacy (AASP)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  • International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
  • Theresiana Pharmacy Academy Indonesia 
  • Wayne State University (WSU)

Laboratories and Facilities

  • Pharmacy Simulation Room
    The Pharmacy Simulation Room, located on the fourth floor of the Gil Puyat campus, serves as the initial practice site for Pharmacy students to make themselves familiar with the operation of a drug store, the different drugs available in the market including their dosage form, and their use and storage. It is also where the students practice the services rendered by a pharmacist to their clients such as patient and medication counseling.

  • Pharmacy Manufacturing Laboratories and Instrumentation Room
    The Pharmacy Manufacturing Laboratories (603 and 703) are specifically assigned for the Department of Pharmacy. In these laboratories, the students develop their excellent skills in their chosen field. Well-maintained equipment and instruments used for research and instruction that conform to the course requirements are housed in instrumentation rooms.  HPLC, Dissolution Apparatus, Plantar Apparatus, Phletysmometer, and Friabilator, among others, are provided for hands-on exercises so that students will fully acquire the needed skills in the Pharmacy practice.

Department Scholarships


  • LC Foundation, Inc.
  • Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc.



  • The Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Scholarship



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