College of Pharmacy
Applicants will be invited by email to fill out the supplemental application once their PharmCAS application is verified.
The College of Pharmacy’s work in the development of the doctor of pharmacy degree continues and all information is subject to change. Please visit our web site frequently to obtain the latest updates and program details.
All undergraduate students will be required to take preprofessional courses as a foundation for the professional program in pharmacy. This coursework includes general education that will encourage the broadening of intellectual powers and interests. The preprofessional background will facilitate the development of professional practitioners capable of understanding their role as health care providers in a culturally diverse society. The preprofessional pharmacy requirements will provide students with the coursework necessary for successful completion of the professional pharmacy curriculum. When combined with the professional curriculum, it will provide students with an excellent education. Applicants for admission to the Pharm.D. program must complete a minimum of 72 semester hours or 105 quarter hours:
Required Preprofessional Courses
|Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology and Other Life Sciences Sequence (with lab)||8||12|
|Inorganic Chemistry Sequence (with lab)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry Sequence (with lab)||8||12|
|General Physics Sequence||6||9|
|Literature or Composition||6||9|
|Speech or Communication||3||4|
|*General Education and/or Additional Science||15||22|
*General Education and/or additional science courses are defined as humanities, social science, business, computer literacy, and additional coursework in the other prerequisite categories. A course can be used only once to fulfill a prerequisite.
If, for example, a student takes a four credit hour Communications course to fulfill the three credit hour Communications requirement, the extra one credit hour may be carried over toward fulfilling the General Education requirement.
Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, and Molecular Biology are acceptable substitutions for the Biochemistry requirement.
A Unique Curriculum
The College of Pharmacy will build upon the established excellence of its medical education program and become a national model for the interdisciplinary training of health care professions. The pharmacy curriculum emphasizes the College's core values: competence, communication, caring, character, curiosity and community. Distinctive features of our College of Pharmacy include:
- A curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary teamwork, with the medical students and pharmacy students in many combined educational settings. This emphasis allows students to develop a broad view of patient care and work effectively with other health professionals, leading to superior patient care.
- An innovative and progressive curriculum with a depth in educational experiences featuring advanced pharmacy practice experiences, clerkships, capstone project and community service.
- State-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, computer facilities, lounges and offices.
- Experiential training sites throughout northeastern Ohio.
- Opportunity to be taught by dedicated medical and pharmacy school faculty. This allows faculty to give personal attention to each student and in turn students learn to give personal attention to their future patients.
- Opportunities to actively engage in research and publishing.
For specific questions pertaining to the Pharmacy program, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.325.6267.
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