The outstanding pharmacy education you will receive at University of the Sciences will allow you to take the lead in this competitive arena.
- Pre-professional coursework provides a broad exposure to math and sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) as well as social sciences, written and oral communication and humanities.
- The professional curriculum provides a fully integrated introduction to and development of mastery in human disease, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacoeconomics, and healthcare/pharmacy delivery, law, and management, as well as multidisciplinary studies.
- 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, and extend through your final year, which consists of 36 weeks of rotations in various settings.
The following is an example curriculum for doctor of pharmacy students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2016; current students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.
First Undergraduate Year
General Biology I, II
Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Physical Education I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Second Undergraduate Year
Introduction to Psychology
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II
Elements of Physics
Anatomy and Physiology I, II
P1 Year: Foundations of Science and Practice
Foundations of Biomedical Sciences
Foundations of Clinical Immunology
Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences, I, II
Professional Behavior/Communication I
Practice Skills I
Medication Use Systems II
integrated Pharmacy Sciences, Disease and Therapeutics (iPSDT) I, II, III
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences I, II
Interprofessional Education/ Multidisciplinary Studies
P2 Year: Cultivating Science and Practice
Practice Skills/ Professional Behavior II
Medication Use Systems II
Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences III
Drug Information/ Literature Evaluation I, II
iPSDT IV, V, VI, VII
Foundations of Health Care Policy/ Law
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences III, IV
P3 Year: Evolving Practice
Applied Professional Behavior and Communication
iPSDT VII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV
Integrated Practice I, II
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences V, VI
P4 Year: Pharmacy Proven Everywhere
36 weeks of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Rotations
This is an example curriculum. The University
reserves the right to change this curriculum.