College of Pharmacy

Duration4 Years

No. of Credits204

Start DateSeptember


LocationCaloocan, MM

Welcome to College of Pharmacy

Our College of Pharmacy is no stranger to the culture of innovation, being the first pharmacy school in the country to be run by Filipinos. For 118 years, our Pharmacy program has kept that culture resulting in a Level III status from the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. This external body checks the quality standards of universities.

Aside from this, what makes our Pharmacy program stand out from instruction is the tools we provide our students, like our own Animal House designed for high-quality research and experimentation. Innovations like such will give you additional knowledge and skills, giving you an edge over other Pharmacy graduates.

This is reflective of the performance of our students, consistently exceeding the average national passing rate in board examinations for the past 5 years. This is how we keep on producing highly competitive and employable graduates not only in the field of pharmaceutical companies but also in related industries like chemical manufacturing and even cosmetics.

Talk to us to know more about how we can help with your future, or apply now to be part of the MCU community.

Location & Contact Details:

Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Degree Awarded

BS Pharmacy

Benefits of Studying BS Pharmacy

Pharmacists' roles are evolving. As our technology and healthcare system continuously change and progress, pharmacists are coming out from behind the high counters to provide direct care and counseling to patients. Pharmacists are often depended on to ensure the quality of medicines given to patients and to advise them about the proper use, indications, and contraindications of drugs. They also interact with a larger health team to help manage complex patient care. Pharmacists serve patients in communities, hospitals and regulatory units, manufacturing companies, and the academe.

Career Opportunities

  • Community Pharmacist
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Manufacturing Pharmacist
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacovigilance Specialist
  • Regulatory Pharmacist/Officer
  • Public Health Pharmacist
  • Research & Development Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Medical Representative
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Lecturer

Why Manila Central University?

Bigger, Bolder, Brighter Centralinos!

  • Multiple and Flexible Learning Modalities topped with ideal class size for better learning.
  • Child-Friendly Environment with Open and Green Learning Spaces.
  • State of the Art Facility- Fully equipped learning spaces/places. Continuous Innovation is at the heart of MCU.
  • Efficient Student Care Program. Established Learner Support Program- Homeroom Consultation for Parents and Students, Student Activities and on various skills and interests, such as play and socialization activities, Wellness and Mental Health programs, students' immersion, and experiential learning.
  • Centralino Plus Program
  • Innovative Curriculum on Outcome-Based Education Approach
  • Integrated Educational Technology- LMS, Virtual Laboratory, WorldBook elibrary
  • Secured and Safety Protocol Compliant
  • Integrated Social Learning Program-Homeroom Guidance
  • ISO Certified, Safety Approval by CHED (for some programs), CHED DOH JMC No. 2021-004 Compliant, PAASCU Accredited Level II

BS Pharmacy
AY 2022-2023

Dr. Karina Marie S. Batu-Villena Dean / Pharmaceutics Cluster Head & College Research Coordinator

Mr. Manuel Balmas, RPh, MSPhAssociate Dean / Faculty Review Coordinator / Pharmaceutical Chemistry Cluster Head / Humanities Guild Adviser / Second Year Class Adviser

Mrs. Elvira V. De Leon, RPh, MSPh UNICEPS College Coordinator / Therapeutics Cluster Head / Delta Chapter Adviser / SHS Immersion Coordinator / Third Year Class Adviser

Ms. Mary Anne V. Gutierrez, RPh, MSPhFaculty Internship Coordinator / 4th Year Class Adviser / Klubba Scientia Adviser

Ms. Christine Marie S. Terrado, RPh, MSPhPractice of Pharmacy Cluster Head / Student Discipline Board Coordinator / Pharmacy Student Council Adviser / 1st Year Class Adviser

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We proudly welcome you to join our growing Centralino Community.

Student Organizations

Pharmacy Student Council

The supreme body that governs the other college organizations unifies the student organizations toward achieving their goals. It represents the values of purpose-driven leadership, academic excellence, respect for self, others, and country, maintenance of value diversity, accountability, and community service.

Klubba Scientia

The science and technology-oriented organization of the college seeks to develop in the Pharmacy students a deep appreciation for the theoretical aspects and practical applications of pharmaceutical sciences.

Federation of Junior Chapters of the Philippine Pharmacists’ Association-Delta Chapter

An organization that ensures greater participation of the college in national activities that foster closer and harmonious relationships with other pharmacy students.

Humanities Guild

An organization that aims to develop and empower the aptitude and social talents of Pharmacy students as well as their creativity and leadership skills. HG allows students to express themselves through arts and practice skills of collaboration with others.

Campus Facility

MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Administration Building
MCU-FDT Learning Resource Center Building
Nursing Laboratory
Nursing Skills Lab
Dentistry Lab
Centennial Gym
Basic Education Complex
Helix Auditorium
Purple Owl Complex
PGT Buidling
MCU Parking Area

The MCU Experience

Through innovative education and a culture of excellence, we have been transforming learners into future leaders since 1904. Equipped with mastery in skills and empowered with steadfast character, to contribute to and overcome the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Success Stories

Xenah Ann Manalang Bauza

BS Computer Science, Class 2017

Knowledge and skills work hand in hand for career progression. These are 2 key cores that MCU equipped me to be an IT Analyst in a multinational company - a role I just dreamt a few years ago. Armed with innovative education from my Computer Science degree, I feel to deliver values to the business using those diverse exposures I earned being a Centralino

Dr. Eduardo R. Peregrino Jr.

Pioneer batch, College of Physical Therapy

Among the pioneer batch of MCU – College of Physical Therapy, Manila Central University’s Dean of College of Physical Therapy, formally took his oath as the newly appointed Chairman of the Board for Physical and Occupational Therapy Board before the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) administered by its chairman, Hon. Teofilo S. Pilando, Jr., last March 9, 2022 at the Commission's Office at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

Mark Alexis Balverde

Physical Therapy
Alumni 2010

I am Mark Alexis Balverde an alumnus batch 2010 who is currently working in the United States of America as PT specifically in Pediatric and Geriatric facility. My college life was a bit rough because I am a happy go lucky type of person. I failed but I never intend to quit. After passing my Philippine licensure examination I’ve rested for a while but decided to pursue my dream here in the US last 2016...

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Ms. Dianna Marie E. Trias, RN, RPh

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2011) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (2016)

For someone who has difficulties in science subjects, she continued to pursue a science related course. MCU gave her a chance to turn this weakness into strength. She is determined to improve her weakness, to be resilient and to persevere to be what she wants to become...

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Maria Salvacion D. Panlilio,RPh

College of Pharmacy, batch 1987

During her college days, she has been very consistent and one of the top performing students in her class. Likewise, she also excels in co-curricular activities and participated in many worthwhile activities sponsored by the College of Pharmacy and other schools of Pharmacy in the Philippines...

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Ric Jason Javier

Physical Therapy, Class 2015

I always keep in mind to "Ail for the best para if worse comes to worst pasado ako." I remember going to college undecided, not knowing what to take. I enrolled at MCU already on the 2nd week of class. I didn't even know what Physical Therapy is, all I just want is a medical related course...

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