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Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum Outline

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Curriculum Requirements

To earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UIC, students need to complete the following courses.

Summary of PharmD Hours

Hours

Total core hours (excluding clerkships)

85

Total professional elective hours

12

Total introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE)

12

Total advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE)

 24

Total Required for PharmD

133

    

 

First Year

Fall Semester

Hours

PHAR 331—Fundamentals of Drug Action I

5

PHYB 301—Human Physiology and Pathophysiology I

5

PHAR 321—Drug Delivery Systems I

3

PHAR 441—Roles, Environments, and Communications

3

Electives a

0–2

Total Hours

16–18

    

 

Spring Semester

Hours

PHAR 332—Fundamentals of Drug Action II

4

PHYB 302—Human Physiology and Pathophysiology II

5

PHAR 322—Drug Delivery Systems II

3

PHAR 400—Pharmacokinetics

3

PHAR 342—Experiential I - IPPE

2

Electives a

0–1

Total Hours

17–18

    

 

Second Year

Fall Semester

Hours

PHAR 333—Fundamentals of Drug Action III

4

PHAR 323—Drug Delivery Systems III

3

PHAR 401—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics I

3

PHAR 402—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics II

4

PHAR 352—Experiential II - IPPE

2

Electives a

0–1

Total Hours

16–17

        

 

Spring Semester

Hours

PHAR 324—Contemporary Pharmacy Practice

3

PHAR 343—Pharmacy Systems Management

2

PHAR 455—Drug Information and Statistics

4

PHAR 403—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics III

3

PHAR 404—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics IV

3

PHAR 344—Social and Behavioral Pharmacy

2

Electives a

0–1

Total Hours

17–18

    

 

Third Year

Fall Semester

Hours

PHAR 405—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics V

3

PHAR 406—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VI

3

PHAR 346—Pharmacy Services and Reimbursement

2

PHAR 445—Pharmacy Law

3

PHAR 353—Experiential III - IPPE

2

Electives a

2–5

Total Hours

15–18

    

 

Spring Semester

Hours

PHAR 407—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VII

4

PHAR 408—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VIII

3

PHAR 354—Experiential IV - IPPE

2

PHAR 365—Non-Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicinals

3

PHAR 356—Principles of Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Treatment Outcomes

2

Electives a

2–4

Total Hours

16–18

    

 

Summer Semester

PHAR 357—Experiential V - IPPE

4

 

 

Fourth Year

Requirements

Hours

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

24

Total Hours

24

a Students are required to take a total of 12 semester hours of didactic electives during the P-1 to P-3 years.

Students must provide transportation to and from pharmacy practice experience.  Some pharmacy practice experience sites may not be in the Chicago area or accessible by public transportation.