The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is designed to prepare learners to enter the practice of pharmacy as general practitioners in a variety of practice settings and deliver optimal patient care to diverse populations. The primary intention of this comprehensive educational program is to transition dependent learners into independent professional practitioners who are dedicated to serving the community in which they live. The curriculum provides learners opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become licensed professionals who will provide optimal patient care in a caring, collaborative, safe, and culturally aware manner.
The curriculum entails a competency-based framework, using integrated content and teaching, problem-based approaches when appropriate, integrated technology, and experiential exposure threaded throughout. It is designed to incrementally develop strong scientific foundations (in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and administrative, and clinical sciences) and professional skills. During pharmacy practice experiences, learners have many opportunities to demonstrate and apply these skills in progressively advanced methods. The College of Pharmacy’s tablet (or mobile learning technology) program will enable learners to lease tablets and utilize them in every aspect of the learning process, both didactically and experientially.
Check out the Curriculum page for an overview of the program's curriculum, as well as in depth course descriptions by year.
Learners who see their future careers in management and leadership roles may also choose to pursue one of our combined degrees offered through the ACCSB International accredited College of Business: the PharmD/MBA or the PharmD/MS in Organizational Leadership.