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Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD

    Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD

    The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a four-year professional curriculum with approximately 31 institutions offer this degree option. This is a graduate professional program beyond a Bachelor's degree. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take licensure examinations to become a registered pharmacist. The professional curriculum often incorporates courses or series of courses in the following areas:

    • Biopharmacy
    • Medicinal chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    • Physiology
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacy law
    • Pharmacy practice
    • Pharmacy management
    • Therapeutics

    Schools offering Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees


    • Human Anatomy/Lab
    • Introductory Biology/Lab
    • General Chemistry/Lab
    • Organic Chemistry/Lab
    • Analytical or Quantitative Chemistry/Lab
    • Calculus I and II
    • Basic Microbiology/Lab
    • Physics (regular or calculus based)

    Students must also have completed a general education (liberal education ) curriculum including course work in:

    • Elementary Statistics
    • Interpersonal Communications
    • Microeconomics
    • Technical writing

    The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) is required of all applicants.