Pharm. D. Entry-Level Program

About the Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study in the College in Pharmacy.The curriculum is designed such that courses integrate information and build upon one another in order to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the profession. The didactic component of the first two years of the curriculum builds a foundation in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Traditional course in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and microbiology are provided in order to develop foundation. Pharmaceutical science courses including Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Nonprescription Therapies are designed to provide students with a strong understanding of principles of drug therapy. The innovative curriculum also includes the integration of medical chemistry and pharmacology into one course entitled Pharmacodynamics, which runs four semesters. Insight into the business, marketing and legal aspects of pharmacy and the health care system are provided. In addition, the human relation and communication aspects of pharmacy are studied during the second year.