Doctor of Pharmacy

Special Degree Requirements

Refer to graduation requirements listed previously in the catalog.

Degree candidates must:

  1. Meet the general University requirements for graduation.
  2. Earn a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in each of the following areas:
    1. all courses attempted at The University of Montana-Missoula (cumulative GPA).
    2. all courses which carry a pharmacy (PHAR) prefix (pharmacy GPA).
    3. all required courses in the professional pharmacy curriculum (professional GPA).
  3. Required pharmacy course work must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  4. Complete at least six full academic years, including pre-pharmacy instruction, and a minimum of eight semesters of professional instruction as a full-time student registered for a minimum of twelve credits per semester.
  5. Complete not less than 200 credits of course work.

Licensure in Montana

An applicant for licensure as a registered pharmacist in Montana must pass national examinations as required by the Montana State Board of Pharmacy. To qualify for the examinations, the applicant must be of good moral character and a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy; however, an applicant will not receive a license until all requirements have been met.

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

The courses shown here must be completed before entering the professional pharmacy program. The sequence of courses is illustrative and, if proper prerequisites are satisfied, the student may alter the order in which the courses are taken.

In addition, applicants to the professional pharmacy program must present proof of having completed at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid service in a pharmacy, other health care, or social field, a writing assignment about the experience, and one evaluation form from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) must be taken within two years of application.

Pre-Pharmacy First Year
CHMY 141N
CHMY 142N
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
5
CHMY 143N
CHMY 144N
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
5
M 162Applied Calculus (prereq. M 151 or appropriate placement score)4
BIOH 112Human Form and Function I3
BIOH 113Human Form and Function II3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
Pre-Pharmacy Second Year
BIOB 260Cellular and Molecular Biology4
CHMY 221
CHMY 222
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
PHSX 205N
PHSX 206N
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
5
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Statistics
Psychological Statistics
Social Statistics
Either Year, any semester- Required
PSYX 100SIntro to Psychology3
THTR 120AIntroduction to Acting I3
or COMX 111A Intro to Public Speaking
Total Hours49-50

Professional Pharmacy Curriculum

Students must apply for admission to the professional program.  Students enrolled in the professional pharmacy curriculum are assessed a supplemental fee. This fee does not apply to pre-pharmacy students. Refer to the fees section of this catalog for details. Students must demonstrate proficiency in pharmaceutical calculation by successfully completing a competency assessment prior to entering the second professional year.

The Upper-Division Writing Requirement must be met by successfully completing PHAR 550 or an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. See index.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
AutumnHours
PHAR 381 Pharmaceutical Biochemistry 4
PHAR 341
Physiological Systems I
or Physiological Systems II
4
PHAR 361
Pharm Sci Lab I
or Pharm Sci Lab II
1
BIOM 400 Medical Microbiology 3
PHAR 300 Pharmacy Practice I 3
PHAR 371
Integrated Studies I
or Integrated Studies II
1
 Hours16
Spring
PHAR 328 Antimicrobial Agents 3
PHAR 331 Pharmaceutics 4
PHAR 341
Physiological Systems I
or Physiological Systems II
4
PHAR 361
Pharm Sci Lab I
or Pharm Sci Lab II
1
PHAR 310 Pharmacy Practice II 2
PHAR 363 Pharmaceutical Care Lab I 1
PHAR 371
Integrated Studies I
or Integrated Studies II
1
 Hours16
Second Year
Autumn
PHAR 421
Medicinal Chem I
or Medicinal Chem II
3
PHAR 432 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 443
Pharmacol Toxicol I
or Pharmacology Toxicol II
4
PHAR 451
Therapeutics I
or Therapeutics II
3
PHAR 460
Pharmaceutical Care Lab II
or Pharmaceutical Care Lab III
1
PHAR 471
Integrated Studies III
or Integrated Studies IV
1
Electives 1
 Hours16
Spring
PHAR 480 Community Pharmacy IPPE 3
PHAR 421
Medicinal Chem I
or Medicinal Chem II
3
PHAR 443
Pharmacol Toxicol I
or Pharmacology Toxicol II
4
PHAR 412 Pharmacy Practice III 2
PHAR 451
Therapeutics I
or Therapeutics II
3
PHAR 460
Pharmaceutical Care Lab II
or Pharmaceutical Care Lab III
1
PHAR 471
Integrated Studies III
or Integrated Studies IV
1
Electives 2
 Hours19
Third Year
Autumn
PHAR 505 Pharmacy Practice IV 3
PHAR 550 Drug Literature Eval 3
PHAR 553
Therapeutics III
or Therapeutics IV
4
PHAR 557 Public Health In Pharmacy 2
PHAR 560
Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV
or Pharmaceutical Care Lab V
1
PHAR 571
Integrated Studies V
or Integrated Studies VI
1
 Hours14
Spring
PHAR 481 Hospital Pharmacy IPPE 3
PHAR 506 Pharmacy Practice V 3
PHAR 513 Pharmacoeconomics 3
PHAR 514E Case Studies Pharm Ethics 3
PHAR 553
Therapeutics III
or Therapeutics IV
4
PHAR 560
Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV
or Pharmaceutical Care Lab V
1
PHAR 571
Integrated Studies V
or Integrated Studies VI
1
PHAR 578 Port Assess/APPE Orient 1
 Hours19
Fourth Year
Autumn
PHAR 579 Comm Pharm APPE 4
PHAR 581 Inpatient APPE 4
PHAR Elective Pharmacy Practice Experience 8
 Hours16
Spring
PHAR 580 Hosp Pharm APPE 4
PHAR 582 AMB Care APPE 8
PHAR Elective Pharmacy Practice Experience 8
 Hours20
 Total Hours136

Required credits: 200