Graduation Requirements

The degree Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is conferred upon candidates of good moral character who have completed all academic requirements, satisfied all financial obligations, and completed all graduation requirements. All graduating students are also required to attend the ceremony at which the degree is conferred, unless excused by the Dean.

Candidates for graduation must be of good moral character consistent with the requirements of the pharmacy profession and CPG faculty. It is the position of the faculty that anyone who uses, possesses, distributes, sells, or is under the influence of narcotics, dangerous drugs, or controlled substances, or who abuses alcohol or is involved in any conduct involving moral turpitude, fails to meet the ethical and moral requirements of the profession and may be dismissed from any program or denied the awarding of any degree from CPG.

To qualify for graduation, a student must have satisfied the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completed a minimum 90 quarter credit hours or 62 semester credit hours of prerequisite core basic science and general education course work, as stipulated, for full admission to the program;
  2. Successfully completed the 203 quarter credit hours of the program of professional and experiential coursework approved by the CPG faculty and Dean;
  3. Attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) for all requisite professional and experiential coursework at CPG;
  4. Achieved a cumulative rotation grade point average for rotations of 2.00 or greater;
  5. Repeated, upon approval, and earned a passing grade for any required courses in the professional program for which a grade of "F" has been issued;
  6. Successfully completed, at a minimum, the last 4 didactic quarters and all experiential rotations at CPG;
  7. Been recommended for the degree by a majority vote of the CPG Student Promotion and Graduation Committee;
  8. Settled all financial accounts with the University;
  9. Complete all graduation clearance requirements as instructed by the Office of the Registrar.

Graduates are responsible for providing a permanent address to the Registrar so that official documents can be forwarded.