The proposed establishment of the faculty of pharmacy was approved at a special University Senate meeting on June 8, 2016. Subsequently, the Ministry of Higher Education approved the establishment of the faculty of pharmacy on September 19, 2016.
Currently, Unisza has the faculty of medicine which offers medical and nursing programs while the faculty of health sciences offers biomedical, dietetic, nutrition, physiotherapy and medical imaging programs. The establishment of the faculty of pharmacy will further strengthen the role of Unisza as a provider of health education in Malaysia especially in the east coast of the peninsular.
The faculty is located at Besut Campus. Currently, Unisza Besut Campus has two faculties; namely the faculty of bioresources and food industry (FBIM), and the faculty of informatics and computing (FIK).