In expanding our offerings and evolving the PharmD curriculum, our goal is to produce leaders in pharmacy and health care, remain competitive for attracting the brightest students and sustain our College as one of the nation’s best in pharmacy education.
For PharmD students and practicing health professionals, we offer educational pathways to address the need for diversified practitioners. The PharmD Forward is dually focused on modernizing our curriculum to better prepare students and offering students additional training and expertise to expand their professional skill set.
Modernizing the PharmD Curriculum
Changes to the PharmD curriculum will better prepare students for clinical rotations starting at matriculation. This new course work went into effect starting in fall of 2019. The following changes were made:
- A shift to expose students to diseases, drugs and therapeutics earlier in the curriculum to be better prepared for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences, health fairs and future course work.
- A shift to having students apply advanced medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and pharmacogenomics concepts to patient-centered drug selection closer to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations.
- Intentional integration of course topics by faculty collaboration with effective spacing, intentional repetition, and applied learning.
- Adding room for elective courses (going from four credits to eight) to increase educational options and foster interest beyond core courses, including dual-degree opportunities and certificate programs.
Expanded Expertise: Dual-Degrees and Certificates
In partnership with the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, UA Eller College of Management, UA Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the UA Graduate College, we offer PharmD dual-degrees and graduate certificate programs. The offerings focus on areas that practice and industry need additional expertise in, including health law, public health, health care management and regulatory sciences.
PharmD Dual-Degree Programs
Doctor of Pharmacy/Graduate Degree (PharmD/PhD)
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (PHARMD/MPH)
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/Master of Legal Studies (PharmD/MLS)
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/Juris Doctor (PharmD/JD)
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (PHARMD/MBA)
DOCTOR OF PHARMACY/MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING WITH FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CERT. (PHARMD/MSN/FNP CERT)
Regulatory Science Graduate Certificate
Health Law Graduate Certificate
Health Administration Graduate Certificate
Clinical and Translational Research Graduate Certificate
Public Health Graduate Certificate
Global Health and Development Graduate Certificate