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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy, Pharm.D ǂ


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About the Program

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) is a four­-year professional degree. The classroom, lab, and experiential requirements provide students with the educational background to enter any field of pharmacy practice. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the pharmacy licensing examination. Or they may choose to move on to graduate-­level studies in pharmacy or related fields. PharmD graduates may also pursue post­-graduate residency programs in general or specialty practice areas. To be considered for entrance into the PharmD program, applicants must have successfully completed Purdue College of Pharmacy’s two-­year Pre-Doctor of ­Pharmacy Program or the equivalent coursework at another accredited institution.

Purdue College of Pharmacy is consistently ranked in the top ten pharmacy programs in the U.S. and boasts an extremely distinguished 85­-member faculty renowned for both its cutting-edge work in pharmaceutical research and for developing educational curricula used in pharmacy programs around the world. Students benefit from an integrated, hands­-on approach, learning valuable lessons not just in classrooms and laboratories, but also in a 10-month series of rotations in hospitals, pharmacies, and other real-world settings for pharmaceutical professionals.

Doing your Pre-­Pharmacy work through Purdue’s condensed two­-year program can save you up to two years of study and student loan debt, as well as get onto the job market two years faster. That’s a big part of the reason why Purdue PharmD graduates have less debt upon completion of their degree than PharmD students from any other Big Ten pharmacy program.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Program: DPHRM-DP
Major: DPTR
Credit Hours: 140

College of Pharmacy

University Core Requirements


exempt for professional program

Departmental/Program Major Courses (129 credits)


Free Electives (11 credits) **


Note


ǂ Completion of pre-pharmacy requirements and admission to the PharmD program required. See College of Pharmacy website for admission criteria.

* Proof of certification may be used to fulfill Immunization requirement, but students are still required to complete 140 total credit hours.

** A maximum of 6 out of 11 required elective credit hours may be taken Pass/No Pass

Students wishing to receive the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in addition to the PharmD degree MUST complete University Core Curriculum requirements.  See Pharmaceutical Sciences plan of study for required coursework.

Program Requirements


(see your academic advisor for other options creating your plan of study)

17 Credits


16 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


17 Credits


16 Credits


Summer, Fall, Spring 4th Year


Students complete a total of ten - four week rotations over the course of eleven months, beginning in May and ending the following April.  Generally, students complete two rotations in the summer and four rotations in each subsequent semester.

40 Credits


Note


ǂ Completion of pre-pharmacy requirements and admission to the PharmD program required. See College of Pharmacy website for admission criteria.

* IPPE - Course to be scheduled during either semester 1 or 2 (four weeks during spring or fall semester for P2 & P3 years)

** Proof of certification may be used to fulfill Immunization requirement, but students are still required to complete 140 total credit hours.

Students wishing to receive the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in addition to the PharmD degree MUST complete University Core Curriculum Requirements.  See Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Studies Plans of Study for specific requirements.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

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Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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