Academics at the College of Pharmacy
THE CURRICULUM OF THE HSC-College of Pharmacy is designed to provide the student with the foundation to be a general practitioner who possesses the core knowledge and skills needed for the provision of pharmaceutical care. The minimum total instructional time for the curriculum requires six academic years: two years of college-level pre-pharmacy followed by four years in the College of Pharmacy.
Students seeking admission to the College of Pharmacy must demonstrate the completion of a minimum of 72 semester credit hours (SCH) of proposed pre-pharmacy course work in general education and in the basic physical and biological sciences. This course work may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university.
- For a complete listing of the proposed pre-pharmacy curriculum in the College of Pharmacy, please click here.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Curriculum
The College of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy program, leading to the Pharm.D. degree. The students enrolled in this program are exposed to a core professional curriculum including the biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, social, behavioral, and administrative pharmacy sciences, and pharmacy practice. The curriculum, which is offered through 146 semester credit hours (SCH), is organized in such a way that the student progresses through the pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences didactic and laboratory coursework into summative experiential rotations. This total includes 102 SCH of the Core Curriculum (required courses), six (6) hours of elective classes, and thirty-eight (38) SCH of clinical-experiential activities including two (2) hours of Pharmacy Grand Rounds. The fourth year of the curriculum is devoted exclusively to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Pharmacy Grand Rounds, where the knowledge gained and skills developed in the first three years are greatly enhanced and expanded. The primary goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating environment to prepare students for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.
- For a complete listing of the Pharm.D. Program curriculum in the College of Pharmacy, please click here.