Message from the Dean

Imad Btaiche dean.jpgWelcome to the LAU School of Pharmacy where students will find outstanding pharmacy education and a rich social atmosphere. Our talented students, experienced faculty, dedicated administrative staff and loyal alumni work together for the support of the continuously evolving and growing School of Pharmacy.

One of the exclusive features of the LAU School of Pharmacy is its six-year program that leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. It is the only such program outside the United States that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Alternatively, students can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy that spans five years of study.

Our School curriculum has kept up-to-date with the evolving role of the pharmacist in healthcare. It provides progressive education in pharmaceutical and clinical sciences that is guided by a comprehensive assessment plan. The curriculum employs various teaching methods that emphasize active learning, critical thinking and interprofessional education and practice. It is complemented by diverse professional pharmacy practice experiences in hospital, clinical, community, ambulatory care and industrial pharmacy, as well as in regulatory affairs. Exclusively, our Pharm.D. students complete their four required advanced pharmacy practice experiences at Houston Methodist Hospital and Walgreens pharmacies in Houston, Texas.

Our students leave the School well prepared for local, regional and international careers. Our graduates are equipped with the qualifications and credentials to excel in their future professional endeavors, whether they pursue postgraduate training, graduate studies, or different career paths.

The School is continuously committed to supporting and sustaining the highest quality of pharmacy education. Our door is open to your inquiries and you are invited to visit our School or take a few minutes to browse our website.


Imad F. Btaiche, B.S. Pharm, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Dean and Professor