The outstanding pharmacy education you will receive at University of the Sciences will allow you to take the lead in this competitive arena.
- Coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, social sciences, and the liberal arts is combined with professional courses and pharmacy practice experiences.
- During the pharmacy practice experiences, you will be introduced to a variety of practice settings to allow application of your knowledge and skills as well as introducing you to the variety of pharmacy career options available following graduation. The pharmacy practice experiences begin early in the professional program and extend through your final year. The final year of pharmacy school consists of 40 weeks of rotations in various settings.
- The professional coursework explores physiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemisry, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics, human diseases and other areas.
The following is a typical curriculum for doctor of pharmacy students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2013; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.
First Year Pharmacy Classes
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Introduction to Sociology
General Biology I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Mathematical Analysis I, II
Physical Education I, II
Second Year Pharmacy Classes
Introduction to Pharmacy and the Healthcare System
Functional Human Anatomy and Histology
Intellectual Heritage I, II
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II
Elements of Physics
Social Sciences Discipline Requirement
Humanities Discipline Requirements
Third Year Pharmacy Classes
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy Skills
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Community Practice
Orientation to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences
Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to Communication
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Physiology I, II
Principles and Applications of Immunology
General Education Requirement or Unrestricted Elective
Fourth Year Pharmacy Courses
Principles of Medical Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I, II
Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics and Human Disease
Practice Lab and Case Studies I, II
Community Pharmacy Practice IPPE
Research Design and Drug Information
Human Disease and Application of Therapeutics I
Summer Pharmacy Courses
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE): Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Fifth Year Pharmacy Courses
Drug Information Literature Evaluation
Human Disease and Application of Therapeutics II, III
Practice Lab and Case Studies III, IV
Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Individual Drug Dosing
Law and Ethics
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Nontraditional Practice Experience
or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Patient Care Project in Pharmacy Practice
or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Patient Care in Institutional Pharmacy Practice
or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Seminar in Professional Practice
Sixth Year Pharmacy Courses
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (7 rotations/5 weeks each; 3 weeks preparatory enrichment)
Additional general education courses are required as part of the program.
For detailed course descriptions and other information about the PharmD curriculum, see the University Catalog.