Butler University is a private, comprehensive university with over 4300 full-time students enrolled in six colleges: Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Business, Arts, Communications, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Programs).
Pharmacy education at Butler University is built upon a strong liberal arts and sciences foundation stemming from an education program rich in tradition. Butler’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been educating pharmacists since 1904. Butler offers the six-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program that qualifies the graduate for licensure as a pharmacist following successful completion of the national licensure examination, NAPLEX. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum prepares students for the practice of pharmacy in all professional environments including community, hospital, industry and government. We have two additional programs that combine the Doctor of Pharmacy degree with a Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Master of Business Administration (in collaboration with the College of Business). We also offer tracks in Medical Spanish, Pharmaceutical research and Patient Care research.
Our mission is to provide effective educational experiences in the health sciences. By so doing, the College facilitates the development of life-long learners with a liberal arts foundation who are able to serve society as dedicated, competent health professionals and community leaders. We take pride in:
Because of our size and location, our students have access to excellent and highly diverse clinical experience opportunities. The program implemented its Mobile Computing Initiative in the Fall of 2005., which provides tablet pc computers with wireless network access and on-campus support to all students when they enter the first professional year (3rd year) of the program. Starting in fall 2013, the program continues but students provide their own computer system. Suggestions for compatible systems are posted annually.
During the fourth professional year or the sixth year of the program, students assist in providing patient care while on 10 one-month rotations in community and hospital pharmacies and clinics. Students participate as part of medical teams during these clinical experiences. There are numerous choices for the type and location of rotations at excellent sites in Indiana and throughout the nation.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The professional pharmacy degree program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|FYS 101 First Year Seminar University core curriculum course (reading, writing, speaking/discussion)||3|
|FYS 102 First Year Seminar University core curriculum (reading, writing, speaking/discussion)||3|
|PX 100 Exploring Pharmacy. Not required of transfer students.||1|
|PX325 Ethical Issues in Healthcare (may be taken in P-1 year after entrance into program)||3|
|CH105 General Chemistry 1 with lab||5|
|CH106 General Chemistry 2 with lab||5|
|CH351 Organic Chemistry 1 with lab||5|
|CH352 Organic Chemistry 2 with lab||5|
|PX326 Anatomy and Physiology 1 (w/o lab)||4|
|PX327 Anatomy and Physiology 2 (w/o lab)||4|
|BI105 Intro to Cell Biology (w/o lab)||3|
|MA106 Calculus & Analytical Geometry||5|
|University Core Curriculum: Texts and Ideas (similar to a Humanities requirement)||3|
|BI325 Princ. Of Pathogenic Microbiology with lab||3|
|Core Curriculum: Perspectives in the Creative Arts (ie., music, dance, theater, creative writing)||3|
|Core Curriculum: The Social World (ie., sociology, psychology)||3|
|GHS201-209 Global & Historical Studies 1 (historical and cultural studies)||3|
|GHS201-209 Global & Historical Studies 2 (historical and cultural studies)||3|
|Elective (non-math, non-science course)||2-3|
|PWB Physical Well Being (health and wellness)||1|
|PX200 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (may be taken in P-1 year after entrance into program)||1|
TOEFL Scores must be 79 internet based or 550 paper
As recommended by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Butler University requires interviews for admission to the Pharmacy Program. The admissions criteria extend beyond academic minimums and include a measurement of these important attributes: verbal communication skills, written communication skills, understanding of the profession, commitment to patient care and professionalism. The 25-minute interview is conducted by 2 faculty interviewers per candidate using standardized questions. The interviewers are blinded to the candidate’s credentials. Other activities planned around the interview are a financial aid discussion, a panel discussion with enrolled students, completion of a writing prompt and an optional campus tour.