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The Department of Pharmacy Practice primarily provides instruction in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, and also offers the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in Pharmacy Administration and Pharmaceutics, and the Masters of Science degree in Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration and Industrial Pharmacy.
The College’s Doctor of Pharmacy program has a rigorous six-year curriculum, with
a 2-year pre-professional division, and a 4-year professional division. Pharmacy Practice
faculty teach throughout the curriculum, including introductory courses in pharmacy
in the pre-professional division, and pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics,
pharmaceutics, practice development and management, pharmacoeconomics and disease
outcomes, drug information, communication, cultural competence, and experiential education
in pharmacy practice. Courses are taught in large group, recitation, and laboratory
based formats, in addition to experiential education.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum includes Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) that are designed to provide active learning and an extension of the information learned throughout the PharmD curriculum. For more information about the Experiential Education, visit the Experiential Education site.
The Department of Pharmacy Practice is involved in postgraduate residencies and fellowships, including a PGY2 residency in critical care, and PGY1 residencies in institutional pharmacy practice and community pharmacy practice. Residents and fellows participate in both didactic and experiential teaching in the doctor of pharmacy curriculum.
Pharmacy Practice offers Masters of Science degrees in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences, and Industrial Pharmacy. Pharmacy and Healthcare Administration offers specialized tracks in management, pharmacoeconomics, outcomes research, and social and behavioral studies. The Industrial Pharmacy degree prepares students for entry level positions in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, as well as for PhD training. Each program admits up to 15 students yearly, and our faculty teach, advise, and mentor these students as they complete graduate coursework and masters theses.
The Department is home to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degrees in Cosmetic Science, Pharmacy Administration and Pharmaceutics. The Pharmacy Administration track prepares students to work in the business of healthcare, including management, administration, finance, marketing, sales, regulatory systems, supply chain management, and outcomes research. Most students earn minor degrees in one of several business areas, including business administration, professional sales, international business, and economics. The Department partners with the College of Business Administration to offer a track-in to the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) graduate degree. Many students go on to graduate programs in various disciplines.The Pharmaceutics track prepares students to work as drug analysts, manufacturing/production technologists, quality control inspectors, technical writers, sales representatives, research associates in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, hospitals, and university settings. Many students continue in graduate or professional education.