The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences, along with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Health Sciences, offers courses leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a six-year program requiring two years of study at the pre-professional (pre-pharmacy) level and four years of study at the professional level. Students may also opt to participate in the Accelerated 3+4 B.S. in Biomedical Science - Doctor of Pharmacy program. Courses offered through this department include pharmacotherapy and disease processes, community and hospital/institutional Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences and other professional Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences experiences in drug information and retrieval, pharmacy administration, jurisprudence and clinical research.
Members of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences are housed in Nabrit Sciences. The Department Office is located in Nabrit Science, Room 138. The Department supports the primary mission of the College to produce quality health care professionals, particularly minorities who are competent in health care delivery including the provision of patient- centered care and other health care services and programs.
Courses offered through this department are described below. In addition, a summary of the requirements for the entry- level Pharm.D. degree is provided along with an indication of the sequence in which discipline-specific courses and their prerequisites and co-requisites should be taken.
Students should refer to admission policies, formative, summative, and other examination and important information, regarding the completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree under the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences introductory section of this publication.