Class Schedule

The professional curriculum of the College of Pharmacy is designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and an empathy and appreciation for the patient in a graduated manner as the student progresses through the program. Our integrated approach is designed to prepare you for a changing practice by engaging you in the process of developing the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors you will need to enjoy a satisfying and successful career. The course descriptions can be found below.

Gateways and Elective Coursework

The Doctor of Pharmacy program offers core course work to educate students to become generalist entry-level pharmacists. Options exist for the student to choose additional elective course work in areas of interest. The College maintains lists of associated elective courses that may further expand knowledge in a given area of focus or concentration. Students may elect to complete very focused areas of concentration during their Doctor of Pharmacy coursework within ‘Gateways.’ Gateway programs may allow students the opportunity to earn a certificate in an area of specialization such as ‘Pharmaceutical Science and Research,’ requirethe conduct of an original research project in concert with a faculty mentor, and include the completion of certain professional year four experiential rotations for gateway completion. The goal of all elective options, whether through formalized delivery (gateways) or upon individual selection by each student, is to allow students to obtain additional, individual specialized skills. Students should begin to explore potential special interest areas and develop or sharpen unique skills to become more competitive in the health care environment. Students are encouraged to take elective didactic course work outside of the College of Pharmacy to develop a fuller understanding of the health care system in general, of management or administrative procedures in the health care environment, and of the thought processes of other individuals on the health care team. Students may also use these elective options to satisfy requirements for dual degrees. During the experiential phase, students may take a portion of their rotations in selected areas on a space-available basis to more fully develop the specialized skills begun in the Pathway or Gateway Options.