Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year doctor of pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. That means our students graduate and enter the work force a year earlier than graduates of a traditional four-year program, and they do so with equivalent classroom hours, clinical training, professional degree and credentials. A majority of our graduates are practicing pharmacy in the Appalachian Region – positively impacting health care in an underserved region. At the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, our mission is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach and the professional development of pharmacists.
Located in the Highlands of Virginia, Emory & Henry has devoted itself since 1836 to the belief that education can have a transformative effect on an individual, a place and ultimately the wider world. Emory & Henry College is named for Bishop John Emory, an eminent Methodist church leader, and Patrick Henry, a patriot of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first governor. Together they symbolize the college’s dual emphasis on spiritual growth and civic engagement.
ETSU pursues its mission through a student-centered community of learning reflecting high standards and promoting a balance of liberal arts and professional preparation, continuous improvement, and based on core values where: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity, and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.
King University is a Presbyterian, master’s-level comprehensive university offering more than 80 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, digital media, nursing, forensic science, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, nursing, and education. A number of off-campus learning opportunities and travel destinations are also available.
Radford University is a comprehensive, midsize public university that is student-focused, providing its more than 9,900 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful campus, Radford University offers many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. Radford University welcomes students from the Commonwealth of Virginia, across the country and around the world. Here, you will find inspiration in the surroundings – the manicured green lawns on campus, the steady roll of the New River, the wonders along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the stately university buildings and a quaint downtown. Radford’s more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs offer every student the opportunity to discover new talents, develop leadership skills and experience personal growth.
A public, four-year residential college located in the lush mountains of Southwestern Virginia, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is recognized as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa-Wise was founded in 1954 and currently enrolls 2,000 students. UVa-Wise is home to Virginia’s only undergraduate degree program in software engineering. UVa-Wise offers 30 majors, 32 minors, seven pre-professional programs and 24 teaching licensures. For several consecutive years, students at UVa-Wise have graduated with the lowest debt load of any public liberal arts college in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. UVa-Wise has been selected for inclusion in “Colleges of Distinction,” which recognizes institutions for engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
As Virginia’s largest and most diverse metropolitan university, VCU offers 60 baccalaureate, 67 master’s and 28 doctoral degrees, as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, nurse anesthesia practice, occupational therapy, pharmacy and physical therapy, providing you with the liberal arts background and professional training for your chosen fields. Our 2,878 full- and part-time instructional faculty come from the finest American and international institutions of higher education. Actively engaged in research and publishing original works, 89 percent of the faculty hold the terminal degrees awarded in their fields. Committed to teaching, research and public service, faculty members incorporate theory, experimentation and state-of-the-art technology in their classroom presentations. Beyond traditional lectures, they involve students in research and hands-on activities. In their students, they cultivate the ability to analyze, reason and apply academic principles in real-life situations. Internships, cooperative education and work-study programs with private industry and government agencies augment classroom instruction for students in many programs. For all of our students, the city of Richmond and the surrounding counties serve as a vast living, learning laboratory. Some of the most modern health care facilities in the nation, dozens of museums and libraries, the seat of state government, a rich history and a thriving economy provide a wealth of opportunities for employment, for research and for students to apply their newly developed skills. More than 130,000 VCU graduates are making a difference throughout the U.S. and in 72 foreign countries. Some of our graduates are founding their own successful enterprises while others hold key positions in a range of organizations, from government agencies to Fortune 500 companies.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 215 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 30,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $450 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).
Virginia Tech – Agriculture and Life Sciences– Guaranteed Admission Agreement: Start at a Virginia Community College and complete your associate degree and then transfer to Virginia Tech,
to complete your four-year degree. College at receiving institution: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences