Students who begin their undergraduate coursework at the University may pursue a Pharm.D. with an integrated B.S. In the integrated program, the final year of undergraduate coursework overlaps with the first professional year. Students complete their bachelor’s degree and participate in Commencement at the end of the first professional year.
The University provides a challenging learning environment where students can explore career options, develop practical expertise, and become leaders in the profession and their communities. Small class sizes allow students to have direct access to faculty and staff, and promotes strong, mentoring relationships.
In the integrated program, students complete undergraduate requirements and enter into the professional program. As long as requirements are met, most students enter the Pharm.D. program without additional testing.
Students who choose an integrated degree will earn either a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Health Humanities or a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in Health Sciences.
In the University's Pharm.D. program, students complete 130 hours of required coursework. Students are required to complete 12 semester hours of elective or selective coursework.
Elective Focus Areas such as clinical services, community care, public health, research and more allow students to explore pharmacy-related topics in depth.
Through hands-on learning and clinical experiences, students develop skills to work and interact with diverse patient populations.
- Introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs) introduce students to the profession. Students will consult with patients, discuss their concerns and do everything from assisting with dispensing prescriptions to creating medication management plans.
- Eight five-week advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations let students gain experience in hospitals, clinics and community care or health system pharmacies, and they immerse students in their role as a pharmacist.
Plan of Study
When students integrate their bachelor's degree with the Doctor of Pharmacy, they save a full year of study. Through the integrated pathway, students apply to the Pharm.D. program after completing junior-level requirements.
The first professional (P1) year of the Pharm.D. program fulfills senior-level requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with an emphasis in health sciences or health humanities.
- Download the sample plan of study for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in health sciences.
- Download the sample plan of study for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis in health humanities.
- Download the sample plan of study for the Doctor of Pharmacy.
To progress into the first professional year, students in the integrated Pharm.D./B.S. program must meet all academic and non-academic requirements.
Academic Requirements for Entry into the P1 Year
Before entry into Professional Year 1, students are recommended to have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 and are required to have no grades below a C- in prerequisite courses.
This policy is overseen by a committee and is subject to change.
Non-Academic Requirements for Entry into the P1 Year
In addition to academic requirements, students must successfully complete an in-person interview and writing assessment.
- Interview: Interviews will be scheduled and students will be notified by the Office of the Dean.
- Writing Assessment: Students will be required to demonstrate minimum acceptable writing proficiency, via a writing assessment arranged by the Office of the Dean.
Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more and apply for admission.