Vision Statement

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will prepare graduates who are leaders among healthcare professionals dedicated to the delivery of advanced personally-optimized patient care and the translation of applied and clinical science breakthroughs to enhance the quality of life. We will advance human genetics and pharmacy for the benefit of society through the development of innovative, collaborative, culturally-competent, articulate, and caring genetic counselors, genomic data analysts, and pharmacists.

Mission Statement

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (SPHS) is dedicated to the education of innovative genetic counselors, genomic data analysts, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry. Our programs emphasize inter-professional collaboration, systematic problem solving, the safe, efficient, and ethical use of technology and biotechnology, and personalized patient care.

SPHS Pillars

Our programs are founded on the principle that we will focus on:

  • Teamwork
  • Assessment
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic planning

Core Values

We believe in:

  • An interactive learning environment
  • Collaborative interactions and independent growth
  • Reflective development
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Entrepreneurial approach to practice
  • Ethical and responsible behaviors
  • Interdisciplinary translational and applied research
  • Shared governance 


The goals of the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are to:

  • Recruit, retain, and educate highly qualified students with diverse backgrounds, who will be professional, motivated, ethical, and culturally-sensitive leaders
  • Recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified faculty with diverse backgrounds, who are forward thinking and leaders in education, professionalism, and clinical industry settings
  • Use innovative and active techniques to provide an academic program that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, clinical reasoning, and self-directed learning skills
  • Collaborate with leaders of the health are and bioscience industries to inform curricular development to provide graduates with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to advance the practice
  • Prepare graduates to utilize pharmacogenomics, operations management, informatics, and technology to practice effectively in a wide variety of currently existing and potential future roles in hospitals and medical centers, community pharmacy settings, academia, government, and the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Prepare graduates with the added ability to practice effectively in a wide variety of currently existing and potential future roles in hospitals and medical centers, community settings, academia, and the biotechnology industry
  • Produce graduates who can communicate effectively with patients, caregivers, and healthcare, regulatory, and industrial professionals
  • Promote interprofessional education and cooperation among pharmacy, healthcare professionals, and other biopharmaceutical professionals
  • Sustain a culture of professionalism and collegiality in relationships among and between faculty, students, and professionals
  • Demonstrate a commitment to minimizing health and educational disparities in underrepresented communities and show sensitivity to the needs of a diverse community
  • Develop and maintain a research infrastructure that promotes collaboration, innovation, and discovery in the educational, basic, translational, clinical, and computational sciences to enhance healthcare
  • Promote life-long learning through participation in professional development, organizations, and publications
  • Utilize continuous quality improvement through assessment and evaluation of desired outcomes in all phases of the program