Degree Description

At the College, students pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The Pharm.D. Program prepares the student for entry into the profession of pharmacy. The entire program requires a total of five years of coursework, the first two years at another college and the final three calendar years at the College of Pharmacy, Glendale Campus (CPG). On a year-round basis students complete required courses emphasizing the basic and pharmaceutical sciences, social and administrative sciences, pharmacy practice, elective professional courses, and clinical/experiential education. The curriculum is organized on a sequential, professional year basis (i.e., students will progress, in order, through the First Professional Year (PS-1), Second Professional Year (PS-2), and Third Professional Year (PS-3) as outlined below]. Additional information on progression is found in Student Academic Policies.

Students will participate with interprofessional healthcare team members in the management of and health promotion for all patients. Students will learn and implement the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process (PPCP) to establish patient-pharmacist relationships and provide patient-centered care.