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Curricular Requirements

Curricular Requirements

1st Year

Fall Semester  
PHAR 101 -   Integrated Group Learning I 2
PHAR 103 -   Abilities Lab I 2
PHAR 111 -   Foundations of Medicinal Chemistry 1
PHAR 113 -   Foundations of Pharmacology 2
PHAR 115  -   Introduction to Pharmacy 1

PHAR 117 -  Foundations of Drug Information


PHAR 119 - Foundations of Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHAR 121 - Biochemistry 3
PHAR 123 - Pharmaceutics 3
Total  16
Spring Semester  
PHAR 102 -  Integrated Group Learning II 2

PHAR 104 -  Abilities Lab II


PHAR 112 - Foundations of Pharmacogenomics 2
PHAR 120 - Medical Immunology 3
PHAR 122 - Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 124 - Evidence Based Medicine & Biostatistics 4
Total  16
PHAR 140 -  Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I 4

2nd Year

Fall Semester  
PHAR 201 -  Integrated Group Learning III 2
PHAR 203 -  Abilities Lab III 2
PHAR 205 -  Drugs and Disease I - Introduction to Drugs and Disease 4
PHAR 207 - Drugs and Disease II - Cardiovascular I 3

PHAR 209 -  Drugs and Disease III - Cardiovascular II


PHAR 231 - Healthcare Systems and Quality


Elective 2
Total  18
Spring Semester   
PHAR 202 - Integrated Group Learning IV 2
PHAR 204 -  Abilities Lab IV 2
PHAR 206 - Drugs and Disease IV - Endocrine & GI 3

PHAR 208 - Drugs and Disease V - Infectious Disease I


PHAR 210 - Drugs and Disease VI - Infectious Disease II


PHAR 230 - Social Behavior, Outcomes, and Population Health


Elective 2
Total  18
PHAR 240 - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II 3

3rd Year

Fall Semester  
PHAR 301 -  Integrated Group Learning V 2
PHAR 303 -  Abilities Lab V 2

PHAR 305 - Drugs and Disease VII - Renal


PHAR 307 - Drugs and Disease VIII - Pain/Inflammation


PHAR 309 - Drugs and Disease IX - Oncology


PHAR 331 -  Pharmacy Management and Leadership 3
PHAR 342 - Interprofessional Experience 3
PHAR 340 - Longitudinal IPPE 1



Spring Semester   
PHAR 302 - Integrated Group Learning VI 2
PHAR 304 - Abilities Lab VI 2
PHAR 306 - Drugs and Disease X - Neuro/Psych I 2
PHAR 308 - Drugs and Disease XI - Neuro/Psych II 3
PHAR 310 - Drugs and Disease XII - Respiratory, Mens/Womens Health 3
PHAR 330- Pharmacy Law & Ethics 3



Total 17

4th Year

Summer, Fall, Spring  
PHAR 400 -  Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (6 x 6 weeks) 36
Total Credit Hours  146

Pharmacy Practice Experiences

The process of experiential education provides the student with the ability to integrate first-hand practical experience with their didactic and laboratory course work.

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
All course requirements in the first and second professional years must be successfully completed before a student may participate in an IPPE. The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) will consist of two courses, one of four weeks duration, and one of three weeks duration. The four week course will occur in a community (retail) pharmacy while the other will occur in an institutional (hospital) pharmacy. The community course experience, totaling 160 hours is four credits; while the institutional course, totaling 120 hours, is three credits.  A one-credit hour course, PHAR 340, registered for in the third year, is required to provide the additional credit hour needed for the full 300 hours of IPPE experience. Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences in community and institutional pharmacy settings begin early in the professional curriculum and are interfaced with didactic course instruction. This provides an introduction to the profession and continues in a progressive manner preparing the pharmacy student for the advanced pharmacy practice experiences.

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
All first through third year courses must be successfully completed before a student may participate in an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE). The APPE will begin immediately following the third year and continue throughout the fourth year.  These experiences will consist of six, six-week assignments for a total of 36 credit hours (1440 contact hours). Each student will be required to successfully complete four required experiences in the following patient care settings: inpatient acute care medicine; outpatient or ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and institutional pharmacy, as well as, two elective experiences in various practice environments.

certificates and dual degrees

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health program combined with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree provides students with the core public health concepts they need enhance their pharmacy knowledge to manage populations of patients, in addition to providing individualized care. Participants who complete this program may decide to pursue a graduate degree in public health; as these 18 credit hours are the foundation courses for UNE Online’s Master of Public Health degree.