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Zarqa University

Faculty of Pharmacy

International street
132222, Zarqa 13132
Jordan

Zarqa University (ZU) was founded in 1994 in a strategic location, to be the first private university in Zarqa Governorate. It supports the different goals of Jordanian higher education system and meets the scientific, social, economic, cultural and human needs.
The University started with six colleges that comprised one hundred and fifty students enrolled in twenty majors. In the academic year of 2017/2018, the number of students has increased to reach about eight thousand students distributed on thirteen colleges, including seven humanities faculties and six scientific faculties. The University comprises forty four undergraduate majors, and postgraduate programs in English Language and Literature, Accounting, Computer Science, Mathematics, Marketing, Software Engineering, Business Administration, Intellectual Property and Islamic Banking. 
The University has been chosen as a host of many well known scientific conferences and associations such as Arab conference on Information Technology "ACIT" since 2000, in addition to the General Secretariat of the Association of Colleges of Computers and Information, emanating from the Arab Universities Union since 2007, which publishes the International Arab Journal of Information Technology (IAJIT), which is an indexed journal by Thompson (ISI), as well as the General Secretariat of the International Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IACQA) since 2011, and the Association of Professors of English and Translation at Arab Universities (APETAU) since 2016, which publishes the International Journal of Arabic and English Studies. The University was awarded the (ISO) certificate in 2009.
The faculty of pharmacy at Zarqa University is the first faculty in both private and public universities that serve the cities of Zarqa and Mafraq 2010-2011. The pharmacy profession is considered important due to the need of this profession in both Jordanian and Arab markets. The faculty provides students with an exceptional education because of the quality of its curriculum, staff, student services, experiential programs.
The curriculum of the program was prepared to cope with the dynamic changes in pharmacy profession by adopting patient-oriented approach and concentrating on clinical pharmacy, therapeutics and patient counseling. In addition, pharmacy training has been given 3 credit hours where each student has to undergo a practical training period of one summer semester in a pharmacy or hospital drugstore to cover major classes of drugs.