West Virginia Pharmacy Schools

By | April 29, 2018

The West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia.

This page lists all West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Rank Pharmacy University Pharmacy Department
1 West Virginia University
School of Pharmacy
Address: PO Box 9500, Morgantown, WV 26506-9500
Phone: (304) 293-5101
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/sop/
School of Pharmacy
West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
2 University of Charleston
School of Pharmacy
Address: 2300 Maccorkle Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 357-4858
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://pharmacy.ucwv.edu
School of Pharmacy

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy

West Virginia

West Virginia – a state in the southeastern United States, one of the so-called South Atlantic states (the only state in this group that does not have access to the Atlantic Ocean), is one of the southern states of the USA. The population in 2003 was 1.810 million people (in 2000 it was 1.808 million – 37th in the USA). The capital and largest city is Charleston. Other major cities are Huntington, Wheeling and Morgantown.

State nicknames:

Mountain State

Panhandle State

Geography and climate

According to itypetravel, the area of ​​the state is 62.8 thousand km² (41st place among the states). West Virginia borders Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland and Virginia to the east, and Kentucky and Ohio to the west. The territory of West Virginia is located in the Appalachian system (the highest point is Spruce Knob). The Appalachian plateau occupies about 60% of the area of ​​the state, and in general, mountainous terrain prevails here.

The largest rivers are Canova, Potomac and Monongahila. About 80% of the state is covered with forests.

The climate is continental, moderately humid, floods are not uncommon.


In ancient times, the Indian culture of Aden was developed on the territory of West Virginia, from which ritual burial mounds remained in the north of the state. By the beginning of the XVII century. Cherokee, Delaware, Shawnee, and Susquehanna lived here.

The first European settler in the state was in 1726 the British Colonel Morgan Morgan, a Welshman by origin, who founded a colony on the Mill Creek River. A year later, a group of German settlers created the settlement of New Mecklenburg (now the city of Shepherdstown) on the right bank of the Potomac. Among the Europeans who settled here in the middle of the 18th century, immigrants from Scotland, Ireland and various German principalities prevailed.

In 1769, the city of Wheeling appeared on the territory of the province, in 1774 – Point Pleasant, in 1785 – Parkersburg, in 1788 – Charleston.

Initially, West Virginia was closely associated with neighboring Virginia, of which it was for some time. But already in 1776, the settlers of western Virginia petitioned Congress to allow them to create their own governments. If the inhabitants of eastern Virginia gravitated more towards the American South, then the western Virginians felt their commonality with the northern states.

After the outbreak of the Civil War, a majority of the state convention delegates voted in Richmond to secede from the Union. However, delegates from the northwestern regions at a separate conference in June 1861 chose their own governor. In October 1862, West Virginians voted in a referendum to create their own state called Canova, with Wheeling as its capital. In April 1862, the state constitution was adopted, and on June 20, 1863, it officially became part of the United States under its current name, becoming the 35th state in a row. The state constitution was adopted in 1872.

In the periods from 1862 to 1870 and from 1875 to 1885 Wheeling was the state capital, in 1870 this status passed to Charleston. The rapid industrial development of the state began in the last decades of the 20th century, which was associated with the development of mineral deposits and the construction of railways. The mining industry has been and continues to be the leading sector of the economy. The most intensive periods of development of the coal industry fell on the period 1910-1970 (West Virginia ranked first in the country in coal production).


The state has significant reserves of coal, natural gas, oil, salt and other minerals, which determines its development. The chemical industry based on the processing of minerals is developed. Agriculture is well developed (livestock breeding, poultry farming, growing apples, peaches, corn, tobacco). However, the number of farms has recently been declining. Tourism plays a significant role in the economy.