PharmD Curriculum

To earn a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, students must complete all requirements outlined below.

 

Registration, Course Timetables, Exam Schedules

PharmD Curriculum Requirements

Summary of PharmD HoursHours
Total PharmD Hours133
Core Hours - Total core hours (excluding IPPE & APPE)78
Professional Elective Hours*13
Total Experiential Hours (IPPE and APPE)42
First Year: Fall SemesterHours
Total Hours17-18
PHAR 411: IPPE – Introduction to Pharmacy Practice4
PHAR 410: Integrated Physiology3
PHAR 422: Fundamentals of Drug Action4
PHAR 431: Pharmaceutics I – Pharmaceutics Principles, Drug Delivery Systems &
Calculations
3
PHAR 435: Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 465: PhLAMES 0
Electives*0-1
First Year: Spring SemesterHours
Total Hours17-18
PHAR 412: IPPE – Community OR PHAR 413: IPPE – Hospital2
PHAR 423: Biomedicinal Chemistry4
PHAR 432: Pharmaceutics II – Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms & Calculations2
PHAR 438: Introduction to Drug Information (weeks 1-5)**1
PHAR 461: Pharmacy & the US Healthcare System (weeks 6-15)**2
PHAR 501: Pathophysiology, Drug Action, & Therapeutics (PDAT) 1 – Self Care3
PHAR 502: PDAT 2 – GI/Endocrine3
PHAR 466: PhLAMES0
Electives*0-1
Second Year: Fall SemesterHours
Total Hours16-18
PHAR 412: IPPE – Community OR PHAR 413: IPPE – Hospital 2
PHAR 433: Pharmaceutics III – Complex Dosage Forms & Calculations2
PHAR 463: Personal and Professional Development2
PHAR 462: Social & Behavioral Pharmacy (weeks 1-10)**2
PHAR 464: Patient Safety (weeks 11-15)**1
PHAR 503: PDAT 3 – Renal, Electrolytes & Nutrition3
PHAR 504: PDAT 4 – Immunology/Respiratory4
PHAR 467: PhLAMES 0
Electives*0-2
Second Year: Spring SemesterHours
Total Hours15-18
PHAR 414: IPPE – Introduction to Patient Care2
PHAR 434: Pharmaceutics IV – Drug Delivery System Design & Calculations
Competency
2
PHAR 439: Pharmacoepidemiology & Biostatistical Reasoning (weeks 1-5)**1
PHAR 440: Evidence-Based Medicine (weeks 6-15)**2
PHAR 505: PDAT 5 – Cardiovascular4
PHAR 506: PDAT 6 – Infectious Diseases4
PHAR 468: PhLAMES0
Electives*0-3
Third Year: Fall SemesterHours
Total Hours14-18
PHAR 515: IPPE – Institutional/Hospital OR PHAR 516: IPPE – Amb Care/Community2
PHAR 520: Applied Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, & Pharmacogenomics3
PHAR 565: Pharmacoeconomics & Payment2
PHAR 507: PDAT 7 – Neurology, Psychiatry & Pain4
PHAR 508: PDAT 8 – Special Topics3
PHAR 469: PhLAMES0
Electives*0-4
Third Year: Spring SemesterHours
Total Hours13-18
PHAR 515: IPPE – Institutional/Hospital OR PHAR 516: IPPE – Amb Care/Community2
PHAR 566: Management and Informatics2
PHAR 567: Pharmacy Law and Ethics3
PHAR 509: PDAT 9 – Hematology/Oncology3
PHAR 510: PDAT 10 – Advanced Disease Management3
PHAR 470: PhLAMES0
Electives*0-5
Fourth YearHours
Total Hours28
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences – APPE (7 x 6-week APPEs, 4 credit hours
each)***
28
PHAR 471 and PHAR 472: PhLAMES0

* Students are required to take a total of 13 semester hours of didactic electives during the P1 to P3 years.

** Modular course. 1-hour course: 3 hours/week x 5 weeks (15 hours/semester). 2-hour course: 3 hours/week x 10 weeks (30 hours/semester).

*** Students must provide transportation to and from pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE and APPE). Some pharmacy practice experience sites may not be in the Chicago/Rockford area or accessible by public transportation.