California Pharmacy Schools

By | April 29, 2018

The California pharmacy schools were built for those who own a bachelor degree and want to pursue a four-year advanced degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (or PharmD) in California. Please note that PCAT which stands for Pharmacy College Admissions Test is required for applicants for admissions to pharmacy schools, while Doctor of Pharmacy is a must for those who want to consider working as a pharmacist in California.

This page lists all California pharmacy colleges that are accredited by the ACPE – Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Included are complete contact information and website addresses of all Pharmacy schools, colleges, and universities within the state of California.

Rank Pharmacy University
1 University of California-San Francisco
Address: 1700 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94143-0775
Phone: (415) 476-1947
E-mail: [email protected]
University of California-San Francisco School of Pharmacy
2 University of Southern California
School of Pharmacy
Address: 1985 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9121
Phone: (323) 442-1369
E-mail: [email protected]
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
3 University of California-San Diego
Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: (858) 822-4900
E-mail: [email protected]
University of California-San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy
4 University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Address: 3601 Pacific Avenue , Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2412
E-mail: [email protected]
University of the Pacific Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy Health Sciences
5 Western University of Health Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Address: 309 E. Second Street , Pomona, CA 91766-1854
Phone: (909) 469-5500
E-mail: [email protected]
Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
6 Loma Linda University
School of Pharmacy
Address: 11262 Campus Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: (909) 558-1300
E-mail: [email protected]

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy


California is a state located in the western United States, on the Pacific Ocean. California is the most populous and third largest state in the United States.

The name “California” is taken from the 16th century novel “The Adventures of Espladián” (“Las sergas de Espladián” by García Rodríguez de Montalvo), which was the name of the paradise island.

State nicknames:

El Dorado State

Golden State

golden west

Land of Milk and Honey


The first Europeans to explore these shores were Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 and Sir Francis Drake in 1579. Until the 1730s, California was considered an island. Beginning in the late 1700s, Spanish missionaries built small settlements on vast tracts of land on empty land north of Baja California (Spanish: California Baja). After the independence of Mexico, the entire chain of such settlements (missions) was declared the property of the Mexican government and they were abandoned.

According to itypetravel, California was the name given to the northwestern part of the Spanish empire in North America. After the Mexican-American War of 1847, the region was divided between Mexico and the United States. The American part, Upper California (Spanish: California Alta), became the 31st US state in 1850.

After the discovery of gold in 1848, the so-called “Gold Rush” began. At this time, the population of California is growing many times. At the same time, the Republic of California is proclaimed, which quickly came to an end after US Navy Commodore Sloat landed in San Francisco Bay and claimed the area as US territory. In 1850, California was admitted to the Union of States.

During the American Civil War, California officially supported the North. But the population was divided in their preferences, and units of Californian volunteers fought on both sides.

The completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the 1870s led to an explosive population growth. The settlers liked the climate, perfect for living and farming. By 1950, California had become the most populous state in the US, which it is today.

Administrative device

California is governed as a republic. It has three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial.

The executive branch is the governor of the state and other elected officials.

Legislative power is exercised by the Senate (40 senators) and the Assembly (80 deputies). California’s main law is the California Constitution, one of the longest legislative documents in the world. Its volume is more than 10,000 pages.

The judicial branch is the California Supreme Court and lower courts.

The state capital is Sacramento. Previously, the capital was Monterey (1775-1849), San José (1849-1851), Valeijo (1852-1853), Benicia (1853-1854) and San Francisco (1862). Sacramento became the permanent capital in 1854. In 1862, the capital’s functions were moved to San Francisco for four months due to severe flooding.

California has two representatives in the US Senate and 53 in the US Congress.


California is located along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It borders the state of Oregon to the north, the states of Nevada and Arizona to the east, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. California is the third largest US state (410,000 km2 ). Most of the major cities lie on the coast, in cooler climates.

The central part of the state is occupied by the fertile Central Valley (English Central Valley), framed on all sides by mountains, which was once the bottom of the ocean.

The Mojave Desert is in southern California. To the northeast of it lies Death Valley – the lowest (86 meters below sea level) and hottest point in North America.

To the east are the Sierra Nevada mountains (Spanish Sierra Nevada – snow-capped mountains). They are crowned by Mount Whitney – the highest point in the continental United States (4421 m). Yosemite National Park and deep freshwater Lake Tahoe are also located here.

The San Andreas Fault runs throughout California, which is why earthquakes are frequent here. Also in California there are several volcanoes. Some of them are active, such as Lassen Peak, which erupted in 1914 and 1921.


California’s climate is extremely varied. It is Mediterranean in most of the state, with rainy winters and dry summers. The influence of the ocean reduces the temperature variation, resulting in cool summers and warm winters. Due to the cold California ocean current, there is often fog along the coast. Moving inland, the climate becomes more continental, with a wide range of temperatures in winter and summer. Westerly winds from the ocean bring moisture, and the northern part of the state receives more rainfall than the southern. The climate is also influenced by mountains, which do not allow moist air from the ocean to penetrate far into the continent.

The northwestern part of California has a temperate climate, the total precipitation is 38-100 cm per year. The Central Valley has a Mediterranean climate, but with a wide range of temperatures. The mountains are characterized by a mountain climate, snowy winters and moderately warm summers. To the east of the mountain ranges are desert areas with cold winters and hot summers.


California generates 17% of the US gross national income. This is more than any country in the world produces except the US, Japan, Germany, China, the UK, France, and Italy.

The main branch of California’s economy is agriculture, which includes the production of fruits, vegetables, dairy products and wine. After agriculture, the aerospace industry, the entertainment industry (mainly television and cinema) and the high-tech industry follow.


According to the results of the 2000 census, 33,871,648 people lived in California, which makes California the most populous US state (12% of the total population).

California lacks an absolute ethnic majority. The majority of the population is still white, followed by Hispanics (nearly a third), Asians, African Americans, and American Indians. Experts predict that Hispanics will make up the vast majority of California’s population by 2040. The reasons for this are called a large flow of immigrants from Mexico and a high birth rate among them.

Major cities

Most California cities are concentrated in nine metropolitan areas. The largest of them are located near the coast: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. The other five are inland: Inland Empire ( Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario), Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Antelope Valley ( Palmdale – Lancaster).