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 2012; current 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 and Humanities Disciplinary 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
Summer Pharmacy Courses
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Fourth Year Pharmacy Courses
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I, II
Practice Lab and Case Studies I, II
Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics and Human Disease
Human Disease and Application of Therapeutics I
Principles of Medical Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Research Design and Drug Information
General Education Requirement/Elective or Professional Elective
Fifth Year Pharmacy Courses
Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Individual Drug Dosing
Law and Ethics
Practice Lab and Case Studies III, IV
Drug Information Literature Evaluation
Human Disease and Application of Therapeutics II, III
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Patient Care in Community Pharmacy Practice
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience: Patient Care in Institutional Pharmacy Practice
Seminar in Professional Practice
Sixth Year Pharmacy Courses
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (8 rotations/5 weeks in length: 40 weeks)
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.