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The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Curriculum

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

Summary of PharmD Credit Hours
  86 - Total core hours (excluding clerkships)
  12 - Total professional elective hours
  35 - Total advanced pharmacy practice experiences/experiential hours
133 - Total Required for PharmD

P1 Year  
  Fall Semester (16 to 18 credit hours)
     5 - PHAR 331—Fundamentals of Drug Action I
     5 - PHYB 301—Human Physiology and Pathophysiology I
     3 - PHAR 321—Drug Delivery Systems I
     3 - PHAR 441—Roles, Environments, and Communications
     0-2 Electives
 
  Spring Semester (17 to 18 credit hours)
     4 - PHAR 332—Fundamentals of Drug Action II 
     5 - PHYB 302—Human Physiology and Pathophysiology II
     3 - PHAR 322—Drug Delivery Systems II 
     3 - PHAR 400—Pharmacokinetics 
     2 - PHAR 342—Experiential I
     0-1 Electives

P2 Year 
  Fall Semester (16 to 17 credit hours)
      4 - PHAR 333—Fundamentals of Drug Action III
      3 - PHAR 323—Drug Delivery Systems III 
      3 - PHAR 401—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics I
      4 - PHAR 402—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics II
      2 - PHAR 352—Experiential II 
      0-1 Electives
 
  Spring Semester (17 to 18 credit hours)
      3 - PHAR 324—Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
      2 - PHAR 343—Pharmacy Systems Management
      4 - PHAR 455—Drug Information and Statistics 
      3 - PHAR 403—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics III
      3 - PHAR 404—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics IV
      2 - PHAR 344—Social and Behavioral Pharmacy 
     0-1 Electives
 
P3 Year
  Fall Semester (15 to 18 credit hours) 
      3 - PHAR 405—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics V 
      3 - PHAR 406—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VI
      2 - PHAR 346—Pharmacy Services and Reimbursement
      3 - PHAR 445—Pharmacy Law
      2 - PHAR 353—Experiential III 
     2-5 Electives
 
  Spring Semester (16 to 18 credit hours)
      4 - PHAR 407—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VII
      3 - PHAR 408—Principles of Drug Action and Therapeutics VIII
      2 - PHAR 354—Experiential IV 
      3 - PHAR 365—Non-Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Herbal Medicinals
      2 - PHAR 356—Principles of Pharmacoeconomics and Drug Treatment Outcomes
     2-4 Electives
     
P4 Year (28 credit hours)
     28 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences 

Students are required to take a total of 12 semester hours of didactic electives during the P1 to P3 years.