PharmD Curriculum

Our four-year curriculum combines classroom learning with experiential rotations. During the first three years of the PharmD program, classes integrate pharmaceutical and clinical sciences. Our curriculum focuses on developing students’ foundational knowledge, application of science to practice, and personal and professional development in order to prepare student pharmacists to be leaders of pharmacy practice and the health sciences.

The curriculum includes:

  • Integration between courses and within courses
  • Continuous intentional application to increase material reinforcement
  • Focus on pharmacy practice skills, personal and professional development,
    team work, and communication skills
  • Block schedule with two blocks per semester and 4 – 5 courses per block

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Yes. The curriculum is designed to meet the changing demands future pharmacists will encounter. It not only incorporates didactic learning experiences that integrate the basic, pharmaceutical, and clinical sciences, but also focuses on pharmacy practice skills, personal and professional development, team work, and communication skills.

The curriculum emphasizes active learning approaches and minimizes the use of traditional classroom lectures. The curriculum is more integrated – including more communication from one course to another, emphasizing the connection between courses and within a course. The curriculum will provide continuous intentional application to increase material reinforcement.

Yes. The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to IPE, and we are strategically aligned with other healthcare profession programs to provide IPE opportunities.

Student evaluation will involve a variety of learning assessment techniques ranging from multiple choice questions and short essay exams to reflective journaling and demonstrations of ability in simulated settings including objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs).

To facilitate integration and the development of communication and practice skills needed by a modern pharmacist, each semester is divided into two blocks:

  • Average 4-5 courses per block
  • Approximately 19 hours per semester
  • Each block includes Pharmacy Practice Skills, a 12-course series coordinated with the Integrated Pharmacotherapy course in each block

Also, students will be expected to be on campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday – not necessarily in the classroom, but in activities related to their education (labs, organizational meetings, etc.).

Yes. We have four dual degree programs that include PharmD.

Yes. Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Yes. Residency programs accept our students, and we maintain above national average acceptance rates.