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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

College of Pharmacy

Degree Requirements


148 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (133-137 credits)


Didactic Course Requirements (85-89 credits)


Experiential Course Requirements (48 credits)


Electives (11-15 credits)


  • 6 credits may be taken Pass/No Pass

Program Requirements


17.5 Credits


17.5 Credits


Professional Second Year (P2)


Introductory Professional Practice Experience (IPPE) Hours 

  Complete one Four week rotation in July, August or January

4 Credits


16.5 Credits


15.5 Credits


Professional Third Year (P3)


Introductory Professional Practice Experience (IPPE) Hours 

  Complete one Four week rotation in July, August or January

4 Credits


16.5 Credits


16.5 Credits


Professional Fourth Year (P4)


Complete 10 Four week rotations over the course of 11 months.

  • Beginning in May and ending the following April)
  • Generally, students complete 2 rotations in the summer and 4 rotations in each subsequent semester.
  • 4.00 credits hours x 10

40 Credits


Notes


Critical Course


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