The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy is nationally recognized for excellence in preparing students to provide high quality patient-centered and population-based pharmacist care. The College's Pharm.D. graduates have excelled on the NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam) with the third highest pass rate nationally based on the 2007-2011 first time test taker pass rates as reported by National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
The College also offers a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program, which provides a valuable background of preparation for an academic or pharmaceutical industry career. South Dakota State University's Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program began in 2007 and has rapidly grown in prominence since that time.
In the area of research, the College has great momentum. Research teams led by faculty are making progress on projects that can enhance the health and wellbeing of people around the world. The College’s growing research portfolio includes oncology, unique drug delivery systems, addiction to drugs and alcohol, cardiovascular health, dementia, ophthalmic medicine, and new models of pharmacy care.
The "home" for the College of Pharmacy as it conducts this important, problem-solving research and teaches pharmacy care of today and tomorrow is the recently constructed Avera Health and Science Center. This state-of-the art facility opened in July of 2010 and features 97,000 square-feet of teaching laboratory, classroom, and office space, as well as 48,600 square-feet of research laboratory space.
If you are interested in visiting, please contact us. We would be happy to show you around and tell you more about our programs.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry with Lab||8|
|Organic Chemistry with Lab||8|
|General Biology with Lab||3|
|Survey of Calculus||5|
|Microbiology with Lab||4|
|Human Anatomy with Lab||4|
|Human Physiology with Lab||4|
|English Composition I and II||6|
|First Year Seminar - Pharmacy||2|
|Humanities and Arts/Diversity||6|
SDSU requires one standardized test, either the ACT, SAT, or PCAT.
We require eight hours of shadowing prior to application - here is a link to the form: http://www.sdstate.edu/pha/apply/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=6578
School only accepts evaluations from WES.
Students are asked to list two references on their application for admission. We do not require letters of reference. You can certainly send them, but they will not be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Students are asked to complete a 30-minute interview as part of the admissions process. The candidate will be interviewed by two people and be asked a variety of questions.