Cluster Points for Pharmacy in JKUAT

Here are the cluster points for pharmacy in JKUAT. Read on to find out more…

Being among the top-ranking universities in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta University has considerably high cluster points.

And pharmacy is one of the JKUAT courses that require a high number of cluster points.

In this regard, we will look at the cluster points for pharmacy at JKUAT in this article.

So, continue reading to learn more…


Cluster points in pharmacy in JKUAT

For the last five years, the KUCCPS cluster points for Bachelor of Pharmacy at JKUAT have been as follows:

2018 cut-off points: 42.024

2019 cut-off points: 43.083

2020 cut-off points: 43.503

2021 cut-off points: 43.083

2022 cut-off points: 43.483

So those are the cluster points required for the bachelor of pharmacy program at JKUAT.


JKUAT Bachelor of Pharmacy requirements

This course is taught full-time and takes five (5) academic years to complete.

Minimum entry requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for this bachelor’s degree program:

A KCSE mean grade of B- (minus) and above, with an average cluster weight of B- (minus) in the following subjects, provided that no subject shall have a grade below C+ (plus):

Alternative A

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics/Physics
  • English/Kiswahili

Alternative B

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • English/Kiswahili


Other alternative qualifications:

You may also be eligible for the degree program if you hold one of the following credentials:

  • A KCSE mean grade of C (plain), with a minimum score of C (plain) in each of the cluster subjects listed above, and a credit pass in Diploma Pharmaceutical Technology from an institution recognized by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.


  • A Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.

Please keep in mind that in both of the above cases, you must have two years of work experience.


JKUAT Bachelor of Pharmacy course units

You will typically cover the following course units in the Pharmacy bachelor’s degree program , over the of the five years of study:

Year 1

First semester:

  • Human Anatomy I
  • Biochemistry I
  • Chemistry I
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Basic Life Support

Second semester:

  • Human Anatomy II
  • Biochemistry II
  • Medical Physiology I
  • Chemistry II

Third semester:

  • Human Anatomy III
  • Biochemistry III
  • Medical Physiology II
  • Chemistry III


Year 2

First semester:

  • Biochemistry IV
  • Medical Physiology III
  • Pathology I
  • Chemistry IV

Second semester:

  • Chemistry V
  • Microbiology I
  • Medical Physiology V
  • Pathology II

Third semester:

  • Biochemistry V
  • Medical Physiology VI
  • Microbiology II


Year 3:

First semester:

  • Pharmacology I
  • Pharmaceutics I
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
  • Pharmacognosy I

Second semester:

  • Pharmacology II
  • Pharmaceutics II
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
  • Pharmacognosy II

Third SemesterL:

  • Pharmacology III
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry III
  • Pharmacognosy III
  • Social and Behavioral Pharmacy


Year 4

First semester:

  • Pharmacology IV
  • Pharmaceutics III
  • Clinical Pharmacy I
  • Pharmacognosy IV

Second semester:

  • Pharmacology V
  • Pharmaceutics IV
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry IV
  • Clinical Pharmacy II

Third semester:

  • Clinical Pharmacy III
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Attachment


Year 5

First semester:

  • Research Methods and Project
  • Pharmaceutics V
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry V

Second semester

  • Project and Attachment
  • Pharmacology VI
  • Pharmaceutics VI
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry VI
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Third semester

  • Pharmacology VII
  • Pharmaceutics VII
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry VII
  • Clinical Pharmacy IV
  • Oncology



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JKUAT Bachelor of Pharmacy fees

The total tuition fee for the program is Kshs. 451,981 per academic year.


JKUAT intakes for the bachelor of pharmacy course

JKUAT typically holds admissions three times per year, in September, January, and May.


How to apply

In order to be admitted as a government-sponsored student, you must apply for the course at JKUAT through the KUCCPS portal. Remember that if you are placed by KUCCPS, you will be eligible for government scholarships and loans.

Alternatively, you can also apply to the school directly as a self-sponsored student. To obtain the application form, please click here.

Career opportunities with a bachelor of pharmacy

Students who complete a bachelor of pharmacy program are typically prepared for careers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

As a result, upon completion of the degree program, you will be prepared to work in a variety of sectors of the pharmacy profession in the country and abroad, including pharmaceutical healthcare, providing services as:

  • Pharmacist – This is the most common and traditional career path for pharmacy graduates. As a pharmacist, you will dispense medications, educate patients on drugs and their proper use, and provide healthcare advice.
  • Clinical/hospital pharmacist – As a clinical pharmacist, you will be working in healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities, collaborating with healthcare teams to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate and effective medications.
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative – You might also be working for pharmaceutical companies as a sales representative, promoting and selling prescription medications to healthcare professionals.


Cluster points in pharmacy in JKUAT – final word

Now as we wind up, you may require additional information or have questions about the course.

Well, if this is the case, you can contact JKUAT at the following contact addresses:

Telephone no.: +254 020 202 7952

Email address:



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