The establishment of a degree programme in Pharmacy at the University of Ilorin has been a long standing desire of Kwara State community and the management of the University. Thanks to God, that at His fullness of time, through the will and strong determination of the present University Administration the programme became a reality during the 2009/2010 academic session, specifically through the University Senate Approval at its 205th meeting of 2nd December, 2009. The foundation Professor of Pharmacy, {Professor Philip F. Olurinola), assumed duty to start off preparations of the Programme on 22nd March, 2010, with an office in the Mini campus where the College of Health Sciences was formerly located. Eventually, at a subsequent meeting of Senate, the establishment of the Faculty was affirmed with an approved name "Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences" with an initial six Departments namely:

The candidates are expected to have successfully passed (at minimum of credit level) in the subjects below in their Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. Ordinary Level Subject Requirements. (UTME Requirements) include Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and English Language. Advanced Level Subject Requirements (Direct Entry Requirements). Candidates must have ‘A” level credits in three science subjects which are Chemistry, Biology/Botany/Zoology and Physics or Mathematics in addition to O/L requirement, as well as minimum points (12 points) and or first degree (B.Sc.) in a related Science Discipline, and class degree of 2.2 minimum. OND and NCE results are not acceptable in Pharmacy Discipline. UTME Subject Combination. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and  English Language.

Clinical: means in contact with patient, hence Clinical Pharmacy is the application of knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences (by a pharmacist) to foster safe and appropriate use of drugs in/by a patient while working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare team. It is a patient oriented, drug oriented and disease state oriented pharmacy practice. The Department, in addition to Clinical and Pharmacy Practice also conduct teaching, research and community service in the area of pharmacy laws, ethics, administrative and social

Pharmakon: means drug in Greek, cognosis: means knowledge of drugs. It is one of the core Centre of the Faculty and is based on drugs/medicine from nature. The Department is as old as the Profession of Pharmacy, it’s the study on how Drugs/Medicine are obtained from Plant, Animals or Mineral Resources which can be directly used or modified into what is today called Orthodox drugs.The Department took off in 2010 with Qualified Academic and other Support Staff from Institutions in the Country.

This is an aspect of pharmacy training that is traditionally associated with pharmaceutics. Pharmaceutical Microbiology deals with ensuring microbial quality of drug dosage delivery systems.This mainly involves avoiding micro-organisms (asepsis), eliminating (sterilization) their presence in medicine and preventing the growth of any microorganism which might enter the product during storage and use (preservation).