General Mission Statement
To prepare graduates to be highly skilled, patient-centered health care professionals, scientists and educators. To advance scientific knowledge through research and graduate education ranging from bench to bedside. To instill life-long learning, community service, and social responsibilities and to foster cultural sensitivity in all graduates.
About Our Program
The curriculum offered by the School of Pharmacy consists of a six-year program leading to the entry-level Pharm.D. degree. The pre-professional portion of the curriculum is spent in studies of the basic physical and biological sciences and in course work necessary to satisfy the University's general education requirements.
During the first three years, students devote their time to the study of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Areas of study include biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, social administrative pharmacy, and therapeutics. The final professional year of the program is entirely experiential.
Admission to the Pharm.D. program is very competitive and not every qualified student can be admitted. It is very important for students to have other degree options. Several degree programs in the Chemistry Department and Division of Biological Sciences (DBS) have course requirements that are the same as many of the pre-pharmacy courses. Links to the Chemistry Department and DBS programs are given below. Students are encouraged to speak with advisors in these departments about their degree options.
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