Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)—Direct Entry

Year I-Fall

BIO 151 Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHE 131 Chemical Principles I  3
CHE 131L Chemical Principles I Laboratory 1
ITM 101 Introduction to the Major 1
LIB 111 Expository Writing I 3
MAT 150/151 Precalculus OR Calculus I 3

Year I-Spring

BIO 152 Biology II: Biology of Organisms 3
BIO 152L Biology II: Biology of Organisms Laboratory  1
CHE 132 Chemical Principles II 3
CHE 132L Chemical Principles II Laboratory  1
LIB 112 Expository Writing II 3
LIB 120/133 Introduction to Psychology OR American Culture, Identity, and Public Life 3
MAT 151/261 Calculus I OR Statistics 3

Year II-Fall

BIO 255 Medical Microbiology 3
BIO 255L Medical Microbiology Laboratory  1
CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 231L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory  1
LIB 120/133 Introduction to Psychology OR American Culture, Identity & Public Life 3
PHY 270 Foundations of Physics I OR Distribution Elective 3
MAT 261 Statistics OR Distribution Elective 3
PPB 210 Introduction to Pharmacy 1

Year II-Spring

CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
LIB 220 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals 3
PHY 270 Foundations of Physics I OR Distribution Elective 3
PSB  255 Anatomy and Physiology for Pharmacy 3
PSB 230 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences 2
Distribution Elective 3

Professional Years III-VI


Year III (First Professional Year)-Fall

PPB 325 Introduction to Practice Management I (w/ lab) 3
PSB 328 Physiology/Pathophysiology I 4
PSB 337 Medical Biochemistry I 3
PSB 349 Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems 3
PSB 353 Pharmaceutical Calculations I 2
PSB 320 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 3
PHB 380 Personal and Professional Development I 0

Year III (First Professional Year)-Spring

PSB 329 Physiology/Pathophysiology II 4
PSB 338 Medical Biochemistry II 3
PPB 335 Introduction to Practice Management II (w/ lab) 2
PSB 354 Pharmaceutical Calculations II 2
PSB 359L Dosage Forms Laboratory 1
PSB 424 Research Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology 2
PHB 381 Personal and Professional Development I 1
Distribution Elective (if placed in Pre-Calculus, the 3rd distribution elective may be taken this semester)  3

Year IV (Second Professional Year)-Fall

PPB 419 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I 2
PPB 485 Drug Literature Evaluation 3
PSB 441 Medicinal Chemistry I 3
PSB 451 Pharmacology I 4
PPB 445 Therapeutics I 3
PPB 435 Seminar I   1
PHB 480 Personal and Professional Development II  0

Year IV (Second Professional Year)-Spring

PPB 414 Virology and Anti-infectives 4
PPB 446 Therapeutics II 3
PSB 430 Pharmacokinetics I 3
PSB 442 Medicinal Chemistry II 3
PSB 454 Pharmacology II 4
PPB 436 Seminar II  1
PHB 481 Personal and Professional Development II  1

Year V (Third Professional Year)-Fall

LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics OR Professional Elective * 3
PPB 519 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II 1
PPB 502 OTC Drugs / Self-Care 3
PPB 545 Advanced Practice Management I (w/ lab) 3
PPB 555 Advanced Therapeutics I 4
PPB 551 Advanced Seminar I 1
PPB 510 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3
PHB 580 Personal and Professional Development III  0

Year V (Third Professional Year)-Spring

LIB 512 Healthcare Ethics OR Professional Elective * 3
PPB 546 Advanced Practice Management II (w/ lab) 3
PPB 552 Advanced Seminar II 1
PPB 556 Advanced Therapeutics II 4
PSB 411 Pharmacy Law 3
PHB 581 Personal and Professional Development III 1
Professional Elective 3
*May be taken either semester.

Year VI (Fourth Professional Year)

PPBC 601 - 606 Advanced Pharmacy Experience Program Rotations 36
PPBC 700 NAPLEX Review Modules and Board Review 0

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 206

Sixth Year (Fourth Professional Year)

During the final year of study, PharmD students earn 36 credit hours by completing 36 weeks of advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotations. The rotations start as early as May and run consecutively through December. The rotations resume in January and finish in May.

Students are required to complete rotations in internal medicine, institutional pharmacy practice, ambulatory care, and community pharmacy practice. Additionally, students complete two elective rotations from areas such as administration, cardiology, community practice, critical care medicine, drug information, emergency medicine, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology/hematology, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, poison information, and psychiatry.

Elective rotations chosen by the student are reviewed by the coordinators of experiential education to determine whether the rotations provide appropriate emphasis and balance to the student’s overall program. Scheduling of the rotations is completed by the Office of Experiential Education and may be modified at the discretion of the coordinator(s).

Students must also successfully complete on-line NAPLEX review modules and regularly scheduled assessments (i.e. UWorld/RxPrep) during the 6th year as a condition for graduation. Although no credits or grade are assigned, students will be required to achieve a minimum score on assessments. Students must also attend a required Board Review during the last week of the final APPE rotation and complete a mandatory diagnostic exam.