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The curriculum of the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences prepares students to be leaders in the profession and provides the tools to practice in academia, hospitals, clinics, long-term facilities, home care, government, health policy, the pharmaceutical industry and innovative community practices.
The Doctor of Pharmacy degree curriculum is as follows: In the first year, students enroll in courses in anatomy, histology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, bioinformatics, law and ethics, biostatistics and pharmacy practice. In the second year, pharmacy and medical students are enrolled in courses in the basic biomedical sciences. In this unique environment, pharmacy and medical students study cell biology, biochemistry, organ physiology, neurosciences, endocrinology, reproduction and metabolism, and laboratory medicine. Additional coursework in pharmacology, health policy, study design, and pharmaceutics are also provided. The third year focuses on the application of the information learned in the previous years with coursework in microbiology, pharmacology, pharmacoeconomics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacogenomics and therapeutics. Students also participate in introductory pharmacy practice experiences during the first three years.
The fourth year is devoted to advanced pharmacy practice experiences in a variety of patient care and other settings, such as the pharmaceutical industry and government. The common coursework taken by pharmacy and medical students and advanced practice experiences where medical and pharmacy students work together have been created to foster cooperation between the professions and to develop an appreciation for the unique roles that each professional provides in the care of patients.
All students are enrolled in the full-time, 4-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. No students in advanced standing, transfer students from other schools of pharmacy or part-time students are accepted. All students enter in the first year.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||Bachelor's degree required||Bachelor's degree required|
|English with a Writing Component||6||8|
|General Chemistry with Laboratory||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with Laboratory||8||12|
|Biology (Cellular and Molecular and Whole Animal) with at least one Laboratory||8||12|
|Physics with at least one Laboratory||6||8|
|Calculus with Analytical Geometry||6||8|
|Public Speaking or Debate||3||4|
See the school website at http://pharmacy.ucsd.edu/admissions.shtml for additional information. All applicants must have completed the requirements for a BS or BA degree prior to matriculation. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required. In addition, an average GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for each category of science pre-requisite courses. Each non-science pre-requisite course must be passed with a grade of C or better. For all pre-requisite courses, survey and introductory science courses for non-science majors are not acceptable. If multiple courses are offered in the same subject area, the courses taken should be the most academically demanding courses available at the college or university attended. In addition to the required pre-requisite courses, it is strongly suggested that students consider taking courses in physiology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, immunology, genetics, anatomy, microbiology, and statistics. Students who have taken coursework at a foreign university must follow precisely the detailed instructions on the web page for their application to be considered.
The supplemental application is available at: http://pharmacy.ucsd.edu/application/login.asp
UC San Diego requires applicants to submit original foreign transcripts directly to the school. All credentials are due by August 31, 2013. See the School website for specific information. Follow the instructions precisely or the application will not be valid.
Following a review of all applicants, a limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview.