Pharm.D. Curricular Requirements

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

In keeping with the mission of the School 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.

The School of Pharmacy has officially adopted the 2013 Cape Outcomes as the school's official programmatic outcomes. The fifteen Cape Outcomes have been further expanded to establish the competencies of a graduate of the School of Pharmacy.

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