The School of Pharmacy at Pacific University offers a three-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The School is located in Hillsboro, Oregon in a new state-of-the-art Health Professions building. The new Health Professions Campus is comprised of six health professional programs (including pharmacy) provides a rich and diverse learning environment for the student population. Developing opportunities for student interaction and collaboration is a focus of the faculties from the different disciplines.The program admitted its first class in the Fall of 2006. Average class size is about 100 students.
The competency-based curriculum, with courses delivered in a modified block design, supports our mission. The structure provides a schedule that allows students to study one topic at a time before moving on to another content area. This method of education allows students to master each topic with a high level of mastery and promotes the integration of concepts in a planned and sequential manner. The competency-based design encourages team work and collaboration among students and removes the competitive nature characteristic of many professional curriculums. Team teaching by our faculty and the utilization of technology further enhance the student's experience at Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
As part of their education, students complete experiential components of the curriculum throughout their first and second didactic years; with the third year being devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Biology with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Economics (Micro or Macro)||3||4|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Government, Psychology,Sociology, Political Science, Human Development, etc)||3||4|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (Geography, Religion, History, Literature, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Foreign Language, Drama, etc)||3||4|
|Microbiology (no lab required)||3||4|
|General Chemistry with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with labs (one year)||8||12|
|Physics with a lab (general or upper-level)||3||4|
|English (at least one composition course)||6||9|
|Psychology (Intro or Abnormal)||3||4|
Science courses must be designed for science majors or pre-professional students. Science courses recommended to be taken within the last 7 years. Must receive a grade of “C” or better in each prerequisite and complete all courses before matriculation in August. AP credit (must show proof of a 4 or 5 on the exam) is acceptable for non-science courses. For the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites, we prefer - HUMAN Anatomy and HUMAN Physiology - a year long series - courses to be taken at the same institution; combined courses accepted.
Pacific University School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application is available at http://www.pacificu.edu/pharmd/admissions/howtoapply/index.cfm">http://www.pacificu.edu/pharmd/admissions/howtoapply/index.cfm
An application to our School of Pharmacy is not complete until we have received a PharmCAS and Pacific Supplemental application by the appropriate deadline dates.
Pacific University School of Pharmacy requires two letters of reference. A student can submit up to four in PharmCAS. If we receive more than two, we will review all LORs and choose the best two for use in the application evaluation.