The curriculum offered by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy consists of a six-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The pre-professional portion of the curriculum is spent in studies of the basic physical and biological sciences and in course work necessary to satisfy the University's general education requirements.
During the first three professional years of the Pharm.D. program, students devote their time to the study of the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice. Areas of study include biochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutics, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, social administrative pharmacy, and therapeutics.
The fourth year of the professional program is entirely experiential.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Human Form & Function 1 & 2||6|
|College Chemistry I & 2 (with labs)||10|
|College Writing I||3|
|Cell & Molecular Biology||4|
|Organic Chemistry I & 2 (with at least 1 lab)||8|
|Micro or Macro Economics||3|
|College Physics and lab||5|
|Intro to Statistics||4|
|Intro to Sociology or Psychology||3|
|General Education & Electives||12|
We will accept scores from June 2013-January 2015 for Fall 2015 applications.
The University of Montana requires TOEFL scores.
Students must complete at least 20 hours of experience in a pharmacy, other health care setting.
Applicants must present proof of having completed at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid service in a medical or social field, and one completed evaluation form
from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience.
In the past, students with only international coursework have not been admitted to the professional pharmacy program. (http://www.umt.edu/catalog/cat/chpbs/skaggs.html)
Interviews are with a team of two faculy members.