Academic Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

DEGREE PROGRAMS

The College offers the following professional and graduate degrees:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) ,
    • a two-year pre-pharmacy, four-year professional program degree
    • 3 + 4 BS in Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MHCA)
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The College offers six baccalaureate or undergraduate degrees.

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biomedical Sciences
    • Health Administration Concentration
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences Concentration
    • Pre-Pharmacy Concentration
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy

Information on the Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Health Care Administration and the M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences can be obtained directly from  the College of Pharmacy  and Health  Sciences Admissions Office (3100 Cleburne, Houston, Texas 77004-9987) or the Graduate  School.

Information on the B.S. and Pharm.D. programs can be retrieved from the COPHS Office of Student Services in Gray Hall 134.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

Administratively, the College is organized with a Dean who is assisted by an Associate Dean of Pharmacy Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Health Sciences, ,  Assistant Dean for Student  Services, Assistant Dean for Practice Programs, and two Faculty Chairs who administer the didactic and experiential components of all programs. The Associate Deans for Academic Affairs are responsible for all academic matters of the College and in the absence of the Dean, are responsible for the operations of the College. The Assistant Dean for Student Services coordinates all student related organizations and activities including recruitment, admissions, registration, counseling, and academic advising. The Assistant Dean for Practice Programs is responsible for the coordination of the professional practice experiences program. The Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Chairs of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice are housed in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences buildings: Gray Hall and Nabrit Sciences Buildings.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) is to provide quality academic programming to produce an ethnically diverse population of health professionals, especially African Americans and underrepresented minorities, who are transformational leaders in the delivery of interdisciplinary health services while addressing critical and urban issues.

In fulfilling its purpose, the College is committed to six objectives:

  1. Providing an innovative, productive and receptive learning environment for research and scholarly activities and services.
  2. Infusing new technology into its infrastructure and academic programs
  3. Preparing, nurturing and mentoring students to be leaders in their fields and good citizens who give back to their city, state, nation and global communities
  4. Evaluating and assessing academic programs to ensure that the programs support the mission, vision and values of the university and the college
  5. Supporting the advancement of graduate education and research
  6. Developing cross disciplinary programs to reduce health disparities among minority and other disadvantaged population

ACCREDITATION

Texas Southern University is fully accredited institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals. The Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Environmental Health program is accredited by National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The Respiratory Therapy Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  The Health Administration program has full certified Undergraduate Membership Status in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

REGISTRATION AS A PHARMACIST IN THE STATE OF TEXAS LICENSURE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

An applicant for licensure shall be of good moral character,  provide satisfactory evidence that the age of 18 years has been obtained and shall meet one of the following requirements:

  1. have graduated and received a professional degree from a college of pharmacy, the professional degree program  of which  has been accredited  by ACPE,  and  meets the requirements of the board; or
  2. have graduated  from a foreign college of pharmacy and obtained  full certification  from the FPGEC.

To become a registered pharmacist in the State of Texas candidates  must obtain  a minimum grade of 75 on  the North  American Pharmacist  Licensure Examination (NAPLEX); and  must  earn a minimum grade of 75 on  the Multistate  Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE).

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has a structured practical experience program, approved by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, which satisfies the practical experience requirement for licensure.

REGISTRATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Upon completion of all academic and professional work in Environmental Health students are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Environmental Health. Persons completing the program of study in Environmental Health are eligible to apply for registration/certification with the:

  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA),
  • the Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI),
  • the National Safety Council (NSC),
  • the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH),
  • the National Society of Health Physics (NSHP),
  • the Texas Environmental Health Association (TEHA), and
  • the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The curriculum of study prepares students for successful completion of registration/certification examinations for:

  • Environmental Quality Specialist,
  • Hazardous Substance Professional,
  • Industrial Hygienist, and
  • Health Physicist.

REGISTRATION AS A HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGER

The Bachelor of Science Degree is awarded to students upon successful completion of the curriculum in Health Information Management (HIM). Students are eligible 6-12 months prior to award of the bachelor’s degree to attempt the test for the HIM registry through the American Health Information Management Association.

REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

Upon completion of all academic and professional work in Clinical Laboratory Science, students are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science as well as to apply to take the national certification examination administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification or the American Medical Technologists to become a registered Medical Laboratory Scientist.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY AS A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

Eligible seniors are awarded the program Certificate of Completion and are then qualified to take the National Board of Respiratory Care Entry Level Examination (CRT). Following achievement of the CRT credential and award of State Licensure, seniors will take the two professional board Registry examinations (WRT and CSE) to obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy is awarded upon successful completion of the curriculum and award of the RRT credential.

ADMISSION POLICIES

GENERAL

Students are classified in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) as pre-professional or professional. Pre-professional students are lower level students who have not been accepted into the professional phase of a major or program. Professional students are those who have been accepted into the professional phase of one of the various degree programs. Pre-professional students must maintain a GPA of 2.50 or greater and are subject to the guidelines of the Undergraduate Academic Advising Monitoring System within the College. This may result in varying academic status classifications including academic warning, academic probation, and academic suspension. Any student wishing to change their major to enroll in one of the majors offered by the College must have a minimum GPA of at least 2.50.

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is under the Office of Student Services in the College (through an official Admissions and Academic Standards Committee) and the Coordinator of Admissions. All correspondence on this subject should be directed to:

The Coordinator of Admissions in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Admissions Office at Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne
Houston, Texas 77004-9987

A completed application, including all required supporting credentials, should be received by the College Admissions Office as early as possible. Please refer to the College website for the specific application deadline for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (new students are admitted only in the Fall semester).  Students seeking admission to the professional phase of programs in Health Sciences should contact the Program Director for the respective program to receive program specific deadlines and guidance for application. Credentials for admission must, in every case, include a complete record of all previous high school, college, and/or university work.

Because of the uniqueness of the various programs in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, it is important that interested persons consult the specific program criteria that complement the general policies described here and seek advisement from advisors in the program of interest.

All requirements for graduation with the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree must be completed within six years after enrollment in the Professional Program. All requirements for graduation with a B.S. degree in one of the Health Sciences programs must be completed within six years after initial enrollment as a freshman or within four years in the professional phase. When this is not the case, the complete academic records of students in question will be subject to review by the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to determine whether continuation will be allowed. During the semester prior to graduation, students must file a graduation application.  They should contact the Office of Student Services regarding the graduation application process.

  1. For Biomedical Sciences with a Pre-Pharmacy Concentration
    Students interested in pursuing pharmacy school must major in Biomedical Sciences with a Pre-Pharmacy Concentration. Students are admitted into this major based on the University’s admissions policy. This policy provides equal educational opportunity to all graduates of accredited high schools in the United States and foreign countries and also mature adults who have passed the GED examination.
  2. Students in the Pre-Pharmacy Concentration should go to the Office of Student Services for advisement after they have met University placement test requirements. These students are eligible to take pre-pharmacy core curriculum courses leading toward the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy until they are eligible to apply for admission to the Professional Pharmacy Program. Students applying for the Professional Pharmacy Program must also have met University placement test requirements. Enrollment in the Pre- Pharmacy Concentration is not a guarantee of admission to the Professional Pharmacy Program.

Students in the Biomedical Sciences pre-pharmacy concentration will have the option to complete the B.S. degree prior to applying for pharmacy school, apply for pharmacy school prior to completing the B.S. degree, or participate in the 3 + 4 B.S. Biomedical Sciences-PharmD program.

  1. For the Professional Pharmacy Program or Curriculum
    1. Pre-professional (pre-pharmacy) students desiring to enroll in the Professional Pharmacy Program must submit an application for admission to the College’s Admissions and Academic Standards Committee by the end of the first semester of the second year (sophomore level). The following should be noted:
      1. Prior to admission to the Professional Pharmacy Program, students must have completed all of the requirements for the first two years (pre-pharmacy curriculum) and met university placement test requirements.
      2. No grade below “C” (2.00) will be accepted in the required courses. Students having grades below “C” in these courses will be allowed to repeat them, after which time they may apply again to the Professional Pharmacy Program.
      3. The on-line application for admissions to the Entry-Level Pharm.D. Program and completed credentials must be received by the deadline stated on the College website for the year of admission.
      4. The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is required for all students seeking admission. Applicants should see the College website for PCAT test dates that are acceptable. Applicants with PCAT scores more than one calendar year old will not be considered for admission.
      5. Applicants must be interviewed before admission is offered. A completed on-line application for admission, including the required letters of recommendation/evaluation, scores from the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), and academic transcripts are required prior to consideration for an interview. Submission of all required documentation does not guarantee an invitation for an interview
    2. Currently enrolled Professional-program students must maintain an average of “C” (2.00) or better and earn grades of “C” or better in required courses in any given year. If these standards are not maintained, the following rules will be enforced:
      1. Students may repeat the course(s), if offered, during the summer at the University or any approved accredited university before they can enter the next professional year of study. Students desiring to take pharmacy, health sciences or other courses off campus or in other departments of the University must secure permission from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College prior to registration.
      2. Students failing (i.e., grade less than ‘C’) a required course will be allowed to repeat it twice. Students failing to receive a satisfactory grade after three unsuccessful attempts will not be allowed to continue in the Professional Pharmacy Program.
  2. For Graduates of Foreign Schools of Pharmacy
    The Faculty of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has approved the following stipulations for all graduates of Foreign Schools of Pharmacy seeking the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Texas Southern University:
    1. All applicants in this category apply to the entry-level PharmD. program as a first year student, must take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) and complete all prerequisites required for admission.
    2. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the approved agencies certified by Texas Southern University. A complete list of agencies may be obtained from the Office of International Affairs at Texas Southern University.
    3. All applicants in this category must meet the foreign language requirements of the University.
  3. For the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences general degree, health administration concentration, and pharmaceutical sciences concentration

Admission the Biomedical Sciences Program is open to all students who:

  1. Are admitted to the University
  2. Maintain academic good standing based on the University academic policies
  1. For the Pre-Health Sciences Program
    Admission to the Pre-Health Sciences Program is open to all students who:
    1. present evidence of a having a diploma confirming high school graduation;
    2. show evidence of good character and intellectual promise; and
    3. present scores earned on either the SAT or ACT examination. Students in this category may follow the curriculum of study for the Health Sciences Program of choice prior to enrollment in professional-level courses.

      Before enrollment in professional-level courses is permitted, students must formally apply for admission to the program of choice through the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions and Academic Standards Committee and in accord with requirements or stipulations of each program as presented below. It is important that all applicants for the Health Sciences Programs seek advisement from the advisor of the program of interest. Once acceptance is recommended by the Committee, students may enroll in professional courses toward completion of requirements for the chosen Health Sciences Program degree and the respective professional credential.
  1. For the Professional Program in Environmental Health
    All students seeking admission to this program must formally apply to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College through the Program Director. Applications must be accompanied by official transcripts of all college work (with evaluations from the University Registrar) and three letters of recommendation from previous teachers, advisors, or workplace supervisors. All applicants must have a GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.00 scale in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics before entering the program. Students must have acceptance prior to enrollment in professional courses. Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.
  1. For the Professional Program in Health Administration
    Students are strongly advised to arrange an appointment with the program director or a faculty advisor prior to submitting an application to the professional Program.  The advisor will assess your academic readiness to apply according to your completion rate of prerequisite courses, the first sixty hours in the degree plan.  The minimum requirements for admission are a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale, two letters of recommendation, and completion of prerequisite courses by the beginning of the fall semester of entry into the professional Program.

    All students accepted into the Health Administration Professional Program are expected to:
    1. attend the Professional Phase Orientation;
    2. avail themselves to Program professional development and networking opportunities; 
    3. wear the official Health Administration blazer on indicated days; and
    4. be a participating member of the Student Healthcare Executive Association, the student led Health Administration campus organization. Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.
  2. For the Professional Program in Health Information Management
    To qualify for admission to the Health Information Management Program, students must submit applications to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College through the Program Director. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts of all college studies (including transfer evaluations from the University Registrar) are required to be submitted with the application. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.00 scale in mathematics, business, and computer science to qualify for admission and prior to enrollment in professional courses. Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.
  1. For the Professional Program in Clinical Laboratory Science
    Students seeking admission to this program must arrange an appointment with the Program Director prior to submitting an application. Following initial advisement, students make application to the program by April for matriculation in the Fall semester entry level professional courses. (There is only one entering class each year in the Fall semester). Applicants must be accepted prior to enrollment in professional courses. Students applying must submit applications to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College through the Program Director, three letters of recommendation from previous instructors, and transcripts of all college work completed (with evaluations from the University Registrar). In addition, they must have a GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.00 scale in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.  Applicants are required to take the ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) examination. Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.
  1. For the Professional Program in Respiratory Therapy
    Applications for admission to this program are accepted and finalized each Fall semester. Entry-level professional courses begin each Spring semester. The application process is competitive and requires submission of application the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College through the Program Director. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts of all college studies completed (transferred credits must be evaluated by the University Registrar) are also required. Students applying must have a GPA of 2.50 or better on a 4.00 scale in mathematics and the basic sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics. Applicants are required to take the HOBET (Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test) examination. Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.

All admissions requirements can be found on the College's website.

TRANSFER CREDIT

The designation of “advanced standing” may be granted, by level, to students transferring from other institutions into one of the Health Sciences Programs on a case-by-case basis through the Office of Admissions at the University, the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee in the College, and under rules set forth by authorized committees of the University Faculty. However, students transferring, specifically, into one of the Health Sciences Programs may transfer no more than sixty-six (66) semester credit hours from either a community or junior college. Post-baccalaureate applicants receive transfer credit evaluation through program advisors. The Doctor of Pharmacy program does not accept transfer credits for courses taken when a student was previously enrolled in pharmacy school. The University reserves the right to determine, after a period of at least one semester, the exact number of advanced credits that a student may be credited.

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS IN PHARMACY

  • First-Year Professional (P1) students must have been approved for admission to the professional program by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
  • Second-Year Professional (P2) students are Pharm.D. students who have successfully completed all prescribed first-year courses with a grade of “C” or better, completed the P1 formative exam, and P1 co-curricular requirements.
  • Third-Year Professional (P3) students are Pharm.D. students who have completed all prescribed first and second-year courses with a grade of “C” or better, completed the P2 formative exam, and P2 co-curricular requirements.
  • Fourth-Year Professional (P4) Pharm.D. students are students who have successfully completed pre-professional, first, second and third year prescribed courses with a grade of “C” or better, passed the P3 summative examination, and P3 co-curricular requirements. All students must have completed all prerequisites prior to the beginning of their P4 year in order to begin advanced pharmacy practice experiences.
  • Students are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better.

CLASSIFICATION OF undergraduate MAJORS

  1. Pre-Professional Students
    Pre-professional students are those students who have declared one of the following as a major: Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science, Environmental Health, Health Administration, Health Information Management Respiratory Therapy.

    These students are enrolled in the classes for the respective curricula, having met all requirements for admission to the university. Additionally, these students shall earn a minimum grade of “C” or better and maintain an overall GPA of 2.0.
    1. They shall have successfully completed the prescribed lower division work, met all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, and completed any applicable entrance examinations.
    2. They shall submit an application for admission and be accepted for admission by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
    3. They shall have at least the required pre-requisite credit hours for admission to the programs.
  2. Professional Phase Health Sciences Students
    1. They   shall   have   successfully   completed   the   first-year professional courses.
    2. They shall have, at least, the required credit hours.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Mandatory class attendance is the official policy of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and applies to all students enrolled in courses offered through the college. Students are required by university policy to attend classes and he or she has the responsibility for performance of the work of the course, including the taking of examinations at the time they are administered to the entire class. A student shall complete all classroom assignments even though he or she might not have been in class when the assignment was made. Instructors are not obligated to give any “make-up work.” Students missing tests or assignments due to absence from class are a cause for failure in that course.

Unavoidable   absences   because   of   illness   or   other emergencies do not relieve the student of any academic responsibilities. The student shall make arrangements with his/her instructor  to  obtain  any  classroom  materials  or information that was missed. Specific attendance policies may be included in the course syllabus.

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

PHARMACY

Pharmacy Students will be required to take formative and summative examinations at various phases during the curriculum.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Students shall pass a comprehensive examination prior to graduation with a score or 75%. The examination is administered during the senior year after candidates for graduation have initiated the graduation application process. Persons with prior certification in an environmental health profession or who have pursued certification examinations during the course of their studies from internationally acknowledged organizations, such as the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), may be exempt from this requirement based upon positive outcomes. Students who do not successfully complete the comprehensive examination after the maximum number of attempts and any required remediation will be dismissed from the program.

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

A comprehensive examination is required of all students to complete this program. They shall pass this examination, which is given during their senior year, and they shall have the approval of the Program Director before attempting the examination.

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

A comprehensive examination is required of all students to complete this program. They shall pass this examination, which is given during their senior year, with a score of 75% or better; and they shall have the approval of the Program Director before attempting the examination. Once the examination is completed, students are individually issued a Certificate of Completion in Health Information Management; and they may petition to take the American Health Information Management Association Board Examination. Students who do not successfully complete the comprehensive examination after the maximum number of attempts and any required remediation will be dismissed from the program.

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

All students in this program are required to pass a comprehensive examination during their senior year with a score of 75% or better prior to graduation. Students approved for graduation may also petition to take a national examination administered by The American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification or the American Medical Technologists. Students failing the comprehensive examination will be required to complete remedial activities and/or course work prior to re-examination. In the case of failure, graduation shall occur within one year of successful completion of the examination, or all sections of the examination shall be repeated. Students will only be allowed to repeat the comprehensive examination twice. Students who do not successfully complete the comprehensive examination after the maximum number of attempts and any required remediation will be dismissed from the program.

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Two program comprehensive examinations are required of all students for receipt of the program’s Special Certificate of Completion in Respiratory Therapy. The two parts consist of the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) examination and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination. The certificate obligates the student to successfully attempt the professional board examinations as a requisite to graduation. Students shall be approved by the Program Director to attempt the comprehensive examinations. Successful completion of both comprehensive examinations qualifies students to take the professional National Board of Respiratory Care Entry board examination to become a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). The CRT comprehensive examination shall be passed prior to attempting the RRT comprehensive examination. The passing score for both examinations is accord with national passing rates, which require a scaled score of 70. Students failing any part or parts of the program’s comprehensive examinations will be required to enroll in documented recapitulative course work prior to re-examination. Students who do not successfully complete the comprehensive examination after the maximum number of attempts and any required remediation will be dismissed from the program.

SCHOLASTIC REPORTS AND PROBATION

Temporary grades for students are reported at mid-semester. If students are doing unsatisfactory work at that time, they have full responsibility for their own improvement, and it is recommended that they confer with their assigned faculty advisors and with course instructors for advisement. Poor scholarship, non-attendance, questionable conduct, or lack of industry are reasons for placing a student on probation and for possible dismissal.  If the probation is a result of poor scholarship, it is the responsibility of individual students to report at least once a month to their faculty advisors. Poor scholarship is interpreted to mean failure to earn at least twice as many quality or grade points as semester credit hours attempted during any semester.

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE

Academic discipline is primarily for corrective purposes and is aimed at the development of responsible student conduct. The University has the right and the duty to protect its educational purpose through setting and maintaining standards and regulations considered essential to its purpose. Such standards encompass both dress and behavioral patterns. Guidelines for proper professional conduct include honesty and personal integrity; respect for human rights, dignity, and well being; proper language; neatness in personal appearance; courtesy; and cooperation. Disciplinary regulations and procedures are described in the Student Academic Handbook. It should be kept in mind that suspension and expulsion are among the penalties for grave breaches of discipline. A copy of the Student Academic Handbook for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is available on the College website, in the Office of the Dean, in the Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Services, and in the Health Sciences Department Office.

PROFESSIONAL FEES

PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES FEE

In addition to standard tuition and fees, students shall pay professional fees associated with required exams or courses to attain professional certifications and supplemental resources.

PROFESSIONAL STUDENT LIABILITY INSURANCE

All students who are enrolled in practice experiences in pharmacy or health sciences programs are required to purchase liability insurance. The insurance is mandatory and serves to protect the student and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and is a condition for affiliation with other participating institutions.

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance that covers inpatient and outpatient services is a requirement of all students participating in practice experiences and is a condition of the affiliation agreements with host institutions.

BACKGROUND CHECK

A background check is required of students participating in practice experiences. Students are referred to an on-line third party vendor, as appropriate, to request the background check and are responsible for any associated costs and paperwork.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN PRACTICE EXPERIENCES

Students in the College who are enrolled in professional practice experiences will be required to present proof of the following:

  1. Current record of required immunizations, including Meningitis, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Hepatitis B (series I, II, III), Diphtheria/Tetanus, Tuberculin skin test (annual) and other emerging immunization requirements. Any student who has a positive PPD must provide copy of a recent chest x-ray, and Varicella compliance. Students must provide dates of Varicella vaccination or a positive antibody titer. These requirements are subject to change depending upon requests from affiliates.
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training
  3. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPA) Training
  4. Occupational Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens Training

Additionally, students admitted to the Professional Pharmacy Program will be required to present proof of having the appropriate immunizations prior to being seated in the incoming first professional year class.

The students must meet all other specific requirements of affiliated health care facilities.

SPECIAL REGULATIONS IN THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND HEALTH SCIENCES

The Dean’s Office is the executive office of the Faculty. It is the Dean’s duty, under the direction of the Provost/ Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Research and President, to enforce the rules of the Faculty, the rules of the Board of Regents, and to administer discipline in the case of violations.

Students must repeat any course in the Pharmacy or Health Sciences curricula in which a grade below ‘C’ (including ‘C-’) has been earned. Grades of ‘C-’ or less may not be used to fulfill the major requirements for graduation.

RIGHT TO MODIFY

The information contained in this bulletin is considered to be descriptive in nature and not contractual. The University reserves the right to change any policy, requirement, or fee at any time during the time that students are enrolled. Courses are also subject to change.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences consists of three departments: 

Description of Departments in the College

The three departments housed in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences are described in detail on the pages that follow. They are described in the following order:

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences,
  2. Department of Pharmacy Administration and Administrative Health Sciences, and
  3. Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Health Sciences.