The NSU College of Pharmacy offers a challenging professional program of study in pharmacy through the Pharm.D. degree designed to meet the needs of current and future patient-centered care. Presented by highly talented and diverse faculty using innovative teaching modalities and technologies, our graduates are prepared to be medication therapy managers and positioned for leadership positions within the healthcare environment. We also provide opportunities for students who want more than the traditional curriculum, including a dual Pharm.D./MBA degree option, opportunities to work with faculty research projects, advanced-standing program for international pharmacists, and international study programs.
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree is awarded after a successful completion of four years of professional study in the College of Pharmacy. The curriculum is designed such that courses integrate information and build upon one another in order to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the profession. The didactic component of the first two years of the curriculum builds a foundation in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences. Traditional courses in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and microbiology are provided in order to develop foundation. Pharmaceutical science courses including Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics and Nonprescription Therapies are designed to provide students with a strong understanding of principles of drug therapy. The innovative curriculum also includes the integration of medical chemistry and pharmacology into one course entitled Pharmacodynamics, which runs four semesters. Insight into the business, marketing and legal aspects of pharmacy and the health care system are provided. In addition, the human relation and communication aspects of pharmacy are studied during second year.
Benefitting from the location and diversity of South Florida, NSU's COP offers our students an environment that cannot be matched elsewhere.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology I and II including laboratory||6||9|
|Anatomy and Physiology with or without laboratory||6||9|
|General Chemistry including laboratory||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry including laboratory||8||12|
|General Physics with or without laboratory||3||4.5|
|Speech/ Public Speaking||3||4.5|
|Social/ Behavioral Sciences||3||4.5|
|Social/ Behavioral Sciences or Humanities||9||13.5|
|Advanced Sciences: cellular or molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or genetics||6||9|
Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application, NSU College of Pharmacy will forward a secondary application.
Applicants should take the PCAT no later than January 2015.
All applicants must have completed English Composition I and II, with a grade of "C" or better. This is the only circumstance that will waitve the TOEFL requirement for ESL students.