Welcome to the Belmont University College of Pharmacy! We offer a four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program that trains our students to compassionately serve patients and effectively manage a variety of healthcare systems.
Alongside the core curriculum, we offer innovative concentrations in five areas to enhance our graduates’ marketability and career options. This philosophy allows our students to receive in-depth training in on one of these primary practice areas (pharmacy management, information management, pharmacotherapy, pharmacy missions and interdisciplinary care) and have it so designated on their diploma: Practice area concentrations include:
Pharmacy Management: Successful pharmacists require more than a base in the science of pharmacy; long-term career success and responsible patient care requires more-than-passing training in the art and science of management. This is one of the profession's greatest needs.
Information Management: Information systems infuse all aspects of health care delivery; career competence requires the ability to use and to develop systems that integrate and extend current and emerging technologies.
Pharmacotherapy: Contemporary health care is a team-based, complex enterprise; professional effectiveness requires knowledge of and longitudinal experience collaborating with multiple health care partners to navigate the complexity of the health care systems so that all patients receive exceptional care.
Pharmacy Missions: Pharmacy is about serving others and what distinguishes fully-developed pharmacists is in the concern for others and a commitment to service; leadership in the profession and one's community requires understanding and a committing to health care access and equity for underserved populations.
We look forward to assisting you with questions you may have about our program! Our faculty and staff are helpful, knowledgeable resources, and we are always willing to assist in any way that we can.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology with laboratory - Two courses such as general biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, genetics, and A&P. Must include labs.||8||12|
|Physics with laboratory - A one semester course, either algebra- or calculus-based. Must include a lab.||4||6|
|Public Speaking - Must include at least 3 major individual speeches and 1 minor presentation for 50% of course grade. A course syllabus may be required to confirm course content if the course is not titled as Public Speaking.||3||5|
|Social Sciences - Three semester courses. These may include courses from psychology, sociology, history, political science, and communication theory.||9||14|
|Electives - Two semester courses.||6||9|
|General (Inorganic) Chemistry - 2 semesters. Each of these courses must be a standard college-level course for science majors with a lab.||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry - 2 semesters. Each of these courses must be a standard college-level course for science majors with a lab utilizing full laboratory facilities.||8||12|
|Calculus - A one semester course providing an introduction to analytical geometry, limits, integration, and differentiation.||3||5|
|Statistics - Must include descriptive measures, elementary probability distributions, sampling distributions, one and two sample inferences on means and proportions, simple linear regression, and correlation. Business-based statistics not accepted.||3||5|
|Economics - A one semester course focused on general or health economics.||3||5|
|Literature - One semester. English and American literature satisfy this requirement, as do literature courses based on other cultures (such as French, African, classical, world, and continental) or specific modalities (such as poetry).||3||5|
|English Composition - One semester.||3||5|
|Writing Emphasis - One semester of a "writing emphasis" course such as English Composition II or any other writing courses denoted as such by a "W" (i.e. BIO W ) on a transcript is required.||3||5|
Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in June, August, or October.
School only accepts evaluations from WES or English translation required.
Qualified applicants are invited to attend an upcoming Interview Day. In addition to an interview appointment, Interview Days often include a program presentation, a campus and facility tour, opportunity to talk with current students, and an onsite essay.