Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
PharmD degree program is a four-year professional
program that prepares students for community or
institutional practice, postgraduate education or the many
other practice opportunities available to pharmacists.
Students may be admitted to the two-year pre-
pharmacy program direct from high school and, upon
completion of established criteria, may be admitted
to the four-year professional program.
Students who have completed the proper coursework
at another institution may apply for admission into the
professional program. Students who have completed
approximately 60 semester hours, including two semesters
of inorganic chemistry (with labs), two semesters of biology
(with labs), two semesters of organic chemistry (with labs),
calculus, statistics and microbiology generally are
considered for admission to the professional program.
Please contact the College of Pharmacy and Health
Sciences for more information.
CPHS Pharmacy Outcomes
The purpose of the pharmacy professional
program is to provide the graduate with the relevant
knowledge base, skills, attitudes, ethics and values to
engage in the entry-level practice of pharmacy. The
curriculum is designed to provide the graduate with
competence in the following areas established by the
Center for the Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education
1.1. Learner (Learner)
centered care (Caregiver)
2.2. Medication use systems
2.3. Health and wellness
2.4. Population-based care (Provider)
3.1 Problem Solving (Problem Solver)
3.3. patient Advocacy (Advocate)
3.4. Interprofessional Collaboration (Collaborator)
3.5. Cultural Sensitivity (Includer)
4.2. Leadership (Leader)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Innovator)
have obtained positions all areas of pharmacy practice
including but not limited to:
years of pre-pharmacy, and 4 years for the
professional years in the program.
PREVIOUS CURRICULUM GUIDES:
here to view the curriculum
guide for PharmD students entering Fall 2017.
here to view the curriculum guide for
PharmD students entering Fall 2018 and 2019.
here to view the curriculum guide for Pre-Pharmacy students entering Fall 2019.
Click here to view the curriculum guide for Pre-Pharmacy students entering Fall 2020 and Fall 2021.
Note that beginning with the 20-21 academic year, PHAR 162 - Pharmacy Law & Ethics will be offered in the spring rather than the fall semester. Students should plan their electives accordingly (e.g. complete a 3 credit Drake Curriculum/General or professional elective in the fall instead of the spring) to accommodate this change.
Curriculum Guide for Pre-Pharmacy and PharmD Students Entering Fall 2022