Pharmacy established the first professional program at The University of Oklahoma in 1893. The College now offers the Pharm.D. degree, and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, offering M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, on campuses located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy is committed to the education of professional and graduate students who, upon graduation, can meet the public need for safe and effective pharmaceutical care. Students attend class sessions in Oklahoma City or Tulsa. Class sessions meet concurrently on both campuses, joined by innovative technology and live access to faculty. Interactive classrooms feature multiple viewing monitors, personal microphones, and state-of-the-art presentation equipment to provide the student and faculty with the tools necessary to enhance learning.
The curriculum features the integration of basic and applied clinical sciences. First year courses provide a strong foundation of basic science coursework and an orientation to pharmacy practice. Second and third year courses provide integrated learning opportunities through a series of pharmaceutical care modules organized around organ systems and disease states. The modules are an educational framework offering faculty the opportunity to link complex therapeutic topics in context with a given groups of diseases and apply that knowledge to concepts learned in prior courses.
In addition to the modules, students in the second and third professional years complete courses in areas related to drug information systems, pharmacy and health care management, pharmacy law and ethics, communications, and applications of advanced practice skills. The fourth professional year is devoted to nine one-month experiential rotations, as a precursor to the careers in all professional practice settings in which our graduates are employed.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|General Chemistry w/labs||8-10|
|Organic Chemistry w/labs||8-10|
|Biological Sciences (4 Hours must be microbiology w/lab)||12-16|
* These are minimum requirements. A preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a biochemistry course, upper-level sciences, both human anatomy and physiology, statistics and/or have received a bachelor’s degree.
**In order to be best prepared for pharmacy school and the PCAT, it is highly recommended that applicants complete general biology, microbiology (required), and at least either human anatomy or human physiology.
*Electives can be chosen from these subject areas: Fine Arts (non-performance based), History, Political Science, Anthropology, Humanities, Geography, Philosophy, Literature, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Foreign Language, Communications, English. A maximum of six hours in statistics, business or computer science may be counted in the elective hours. Students are expected to have a computer proficiency level at or above basic word processing skills. Students are encouraged to select a diverse set of courses as preference is given to those with a broad-based educational background that includes a diversity component.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anita Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluations are accepted.
Interviews are by invitation only and are based upon the applicant’s completed application. We receive many more applications than we have available seats, therefore, not all applicants will receive an interview.
An invitation to interview does not imply acceptance for admission, and all expenses incurred during the interview are the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants must interview in person on their assigned day and time. Interviews cannot be conducted via telephone or video conferencing due to the nature of the activities that occur that day.
Notifications of an interview are made via e-mail. Please make sure that the Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs has your correct e-mail address that you check most often.
The OU College of Pharmacy uses the Multiple Mini Interview format for admission. Applicants complete a circuit of 8-10 stations focused on particular communication and interpersonal skills.