Pharmacy, PharmD

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

The NUpath requirement Interpreting Culture (IC) is not explicitly satisfied by required courses. Students are responsible for satisfying this requirement with an Open Elective.

Pharmacy Major Grade Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required in all PHMD and PHSC courses.

PHMD 1000College: An Introduction1
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing (a grade of C or higher required)4
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
MATH 1241Calculus 14
PHMD 1001Introduction to the Profession of Pharmacy1
NU Path Interpreting Culture or Open Elective
PHYS 1149
and PHYS 1150
Physics for Pharmacy
and Lab for PHYS 1149
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
PHSC 2301
and PHSC 2302
Human Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy Lab
NU Path Interpreting Culture or Open Elective
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions4
PHMD 1201
and PHMD 1202
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
and Lab for PHMD 1201
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
PHSC 2303
and PHSC 2304
Human Physiology 2
and Human Physiology Lab
GPA Progression Requirement for Third Year
A 3.000 GPA is required at the end of the second year to progress to the third year.
PHMD 2350Healthcare Systems3
PHSC 2320Biochemistry4
PHSC 4501Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry 15
PHSC 3411Pharmaceutics 14
PHMD 2310
and PHMD 2311
Educational and Behavioral Interventions in Pharmacy Practice
and Lab for PHMD 2310
PHMD 5250Pharmacy Care Management3
PHSC 4502Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry 25
PHSC 3419Pharmaceutics Laboratory1
PHSC 3412Pharmaceutics 24
PHSC 3430Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics3
PHSC 2330Immunology3
PHMD 4611Comprehensive Disease Management 16
PHMD 4612Comprehensive Disease Management 1 Seminar1
PHMD 3450Research Methodology and Biostatistics3
PHMD 5330Jurisprudence3
PHSC 5360Anti-Infectives4
PHMD 4621Comprehensive Disease Management 26
PHMD 4622Comprehensive Disease Management 2 Seminar1
PHMD 4623Comprehensive Disease Management 2 Skills Lab0.5
PHMD 5223Evidence-Based Medicine3
PHMD 4631Comprehensive Disease Management 36
PHMD 4632Comprehensive Disease Management 3 Seminar1
PHMD 4633Comprehensive Disease Management 3 Skills Lab0.5
PHMD 5438Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Preparatory Seminar 10.5
PHMD 4641Comprehensive Disease Management 46
PHMD 4642Comprehensive Disease Management 4 Seminar1
PHMD 4643Comprehensive Disease Management 4 Skills Lab0.5
PHMD 5439Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Preparatory Seminar 20.5
PHMD 5270Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacy Practice2
A minimum 3.000 GPA is required for Semester 11.
Advanced Practice Experience
Select courses in the following range to complete six, six-week rotations:36

Professional Elective and Capstone Requirements

Open Electives
A minimum of 8 semester hours of Open Electives are required. Additional electives may be required to fulfill the total semester hours required for your program.10
Professional Elective
Complete at least two semester hours during the professional phase of the program (after semester 4) from the following:2
From the Community to the Intensive Care Unit: Approaching Interdisciplinary Research in the Elderly
Alternative Medicine
Introduction to Health and Aging
Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Management for Older Adults
The (in)Visibility of (dis)Ability in Society
Healthcare Ethics
Clinical Nutrition Applications in Health and Disease
Leadership and Advocacy in Health Professions
Exploring Academic Careers
Cancer Chemotherapy
Research Methods in Health Systems
Special Topics
Contemporary Issues in Geriatric Pharmacy
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Technology in Healthcare and Pharmacy Practice
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Concepts in Pharmaceutical Science
Advanced Immunology and Immunological Therapies
Drug Design, Evaluation, and Development
Research Skills and Ethics
Biomedical Chemical Analysis
The Chemistry and Biology of Drugs of Abuse
Behavioral Pharmacology and Drug Discovery
Imaging in Medicine and Drug Discovery
Receptor Pharmacology
Advanced Physical Pharmacy
Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism
Advanced Drug Delivery System
Race, Ethnicity, and Health in the United States
Biostatistics in Public Health
Public Health Administration and Policy
Environmental Health
Health Advocacy
Social Epidemiology
Strategic Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Advances in Measuring Behavior
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Economic Perspectives on Health Policy
Evaluating Scientific Evidence
Health Education and Program Planning
Principles and History of Urban Health
Society, Behavior, and Health
Urban Community Health Assessment
Public Health Nutrition
Qualitative Methods in Health and Illness
Clinical Neuroscience
Holistic Healing and Integrative Health
Clinical Psychopharmacology
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Healthcare Finance and Marketing
Health Policy and Law
Health Informatics
Operational Informatics in Healthcare Organizations
Nurse/Healthcare Entrepreneur
Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems
Data Management in Healthcare
Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge
Introduction to Communication Disorders
Elementary Spanish 2 for Healthcare Professionals
Intermediate Spanish Immersion 2
Development Across the Life Span
Reality Therapy
PHMD 46004
or PHSC 4600 Pharmacy Capstone

Program Requirement

200 total semester hours required

Six Years, Three Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
CHEM 12114CHEM 12144Vacation0Vacation0 
CHEM 12121CHEM 12151   
CHEM 12130CHEM 12160   
PHMD 10001BIOL 11134   
PSYC 11014BIOL 11141   
ENGW 11114PHMD 10011   
BIOL 11114MATH 12414   
BIOL 11121Elective4   
 19 19 0 0 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
CHEM 23114CHEM 23134  Co-op0
CHEM 23121CHEM 23141   
CHEM 23190CHEM 23200   
PHSC 23013PHSC 23033   
PHSC 23021PHSC 23041   
PHYS 11494Elective4   
PHYS 11501PHMD 12012.5   
Elective4PHMD 12020.5   
 18 16   0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
PHSC 23204Co-op0  PHMD 23102
ENGW 33064   PHMD 23110.5
PHSC 45015   PHMD 23503
PHSC 34114   PHSC 34124
    PHSC 34191
    PHSC 45025
 17 0   15.5
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
Co-op0PHSC 34303  PHMD 62233
 PHSC 23303  PHMD 53303
 PHMD 34503  PHMD 46216
 PHMD 46116  PHMD 46221
 PHMD 46121  PHMD 46230.5
 Elective4  PHSC 53604
 0 20   21.5
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
PHMD 46316PHMD 46416  PHMD advanced practice experience6
PHMD 46321PHMD 46421  PHMD advanced practice experience6
PHMD 52503PHMD 46430.5   
PHMD 46330.5PHMD 52702   
PHMD 54380.5PHMD 54390.5   
Elective course4Elective course4   
Elective course4Elective course4   
 19 18   12
Year 6
PHMD advanced practice experience6PHMD advanced practice experience6   
PHMD advanced practice experience6PHMD advanced practice experience6   
 12 12   
Total Hours: 219