Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy.


In keeping with the mission of the College of Pharmacy, our overarching curricular philosophy includes the following:

  • Both the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences will be integrated throughout the curriculum, instilling in our graduates the understanding and need for continuous development (lifelong learning) of knowledge in these areas throughout their careers.
  • The curriculum will be patient focused, developing our students as primary care providers through their understanding and application of the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences, and social, behavioral and administrative functions necessary to current pharmacy practice.
  • Throughout the curriculum, students will have ample practical experience based on the provision of pharmaceutical care.
  • Faculty will endeavor to continuously improve their didactic and experiential abilities to provide the most effective approaches to teaching and learning.
  • The curriculum will remain current in regard to changes in pharmaceutical and clinical science, patient care, teaching methods and practice experience in response to faculty, student and relevant community input.

Upon completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principals of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the practice of pharmacy
  2. Manage systems and resources
  3. Communicate at a professional level with patients and other members of the health care professions
  4. Demonstrate professional, ethical and legal conduct in the practice of pharmacy
  5. Evaluate drug orders and dispense pharmaceuticals
  6. Evaluate, synthesize and provide drug information
  7. Promote public health and provide population based pharmaceutical care
  8. Provide patient-specific pharmaceutical care

To learn more about the program, see Curricular Requirements or visit the Catalog.