Classes of 2019-2021

The curriculum below represents the courses effective for the graduating Class of 2019-2021. 

The curriculum for the PharmD program may be delivered by the faculty using a variety of modes including in-class, online, hybrids of in-class and online, teleconferenced from outside of Tucson, or pre-recorded classroom lessons.

First Professional Year

First Semester
17 Units
PCOL 820 - Case Discussions 1
PCOL 832 - Metabolic Basis of Pharmacology 4
PCOL 835a - Immunology and Hematology 3
PHPR 800 - Pharmaceutical Calculations 1
PHPR 802 - Pharmaceutics 3
PHPR 804 - Interviewing/Counseling Skills 2
PHPR 805c - Beginning Pharmacy Practice 2
PHPR 806a - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
Second Semester
16 Units
PCOL 821 - Case Discussions 1
PCOL 836a - Chemotherapy of Infectious Disease 3
PHPR 801e - Perspectives in Aging: IPPE (Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience) 3
PHPR 805b - Beginning Pharmacy Practice 1
PHPR 806b - Pharmaceutics Lab 1
PHPR 814 - Preventive Care 2

PHPR 816a - Patient Assessment

3
PHPR 861a - Drug Literature Evaluation - Statistical Methods 2
May complete PhPr 801b (IPPE) during summer.  

Second Professional Year 

First Semester
16 Units
PCOL 837a - Medicinal Chemistry 3
PCOL 871a - Pharmacology 4
PHPR 822 - Case Discussions 1
PHPR 845a - Medication Use in the US 2
PHPR 861b - Research Design Considerations 2
PHPR 863a - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction 2
Electives 2
Second Semester
18 Units
PCOL 871c - Pharmacology 3
PHPR 801b - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2
PHPR 812 - Self-Care Pharmaotherapeutics 2
PHPR 861c - Drug Literature Evaluation - Applications 2
PHPR 863b - Quality Improvement and Medication Error Reduction Lab 1
PHPR 875a - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
May complete PhPr 801c (IPPE) during summer.  

Third Professional Year (36 Units)

First Semester
18 Units
PHPR 801c - Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) 2
PHPR 807a - Basic Pharmacokinetics 3
PHPR 808a - Pharmacokinetics Discussion 1
PHPR 842 - Professional Practice Management 3
PHPR 843 - Pharmacy Laws 2
PHPR 875b - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PHPR 895b - Preparation for Rotations 1
Second Semester
18 Units
PHPR 811 - Advanced Patient Care 3
PHPR 862 - Writing a Proposal for a Scientific Study 2
PHPR 875c - Pharmacotherapeutics 6
PHPR 885a - Advanced Clinical Pharmacokinetics 2
PHPR 887 - Individualized Medicine: Applied Pharmacogenetics for Pharmacy Students 3
Electives 2
A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained at this point for graduation.  

Summer Session (5-10 Units)

PHPR 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 5-10

Fourth Professional Year

First Semester
12-17 Units
PHPR 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 10-15
PHPR 896a - Pharmacy Practice Project 2
Second Semester
12-17 Units
PHPR 803 - Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience 10-15
PHPR 896a - Pharmacy Practice Project 2

Four units of upper-division electives (non-practicum) are required for the PharmD program. Total units required from advanced experiential (rotation) courses = 35 units. Total degree units = 142 units.