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 206 credits of course work with a minimum of 142 credits in the professional program.

  6. Complete all other accreditation-required activities for pharmacy students (ACPE Standards 2016).

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 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree; however, an applicant will not receive a license until all requirements have been met.

Doctor of Pharmacy

College of Health - Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Degree Specific Credits: 206 (64 Pre-pharmacy and 142 Professional credits)

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Pre-pharmacy coursework must be completed before entering the professional pharmacy program. Students should note some pre-pharmacy courses have prerequisites and they should consider that when planning their schedules. In addition, applicants to the professional pharmacy program must present proof of having completed at least 20 hours of observation 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. Applications for the professional program are submitted through the PharmCAS system. See the School s prospective student webpage for more information.

Summary

Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

64

Biology

General and Organic Chemistry

Physics

Mathematics

Communication & Social Sciences

Pre-Pharmacy Electives

Professional Pharmacy Curriculum

142

Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Clinical Sciences

Social Behavioral & Administrative Sciences

Introductory & Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE & APPE)

Total Hours

206


Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

Biology

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOH 112

Human Form and Function I

3

BIOH 113

Human Form and Function II

3

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

General and Organic Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

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

CHMY 221
& CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 223

Organic Chemistry II

3

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

5

Total Hours

5

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

M 162

Applied Calculus

4

Complete one of the following courses:

4

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

PSYX 222

Psychological Statistics

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Communication & Social Sciences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

or THTR 120A

Introduction to Acting I

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

or SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

3

WRIT 101

College Writing I

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Pre-Pharmacy Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 11 elective credits. Speak with your advisor about completing this requirement.

11

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


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.

Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHAR 329

Microbes & Medicines

4

PHAR 331

Pharmaceutics

4

PHAR 341
& PHAR 361

Pharmaceutical Pathophysiology I
and Pharm Sci Lab I

5

PHAR 342
& PHAR 362

Pharmaceutical Pathophysiology II
and Pharm Sci Lab II

5

PHAR 371

Integrated Studies I

1

PHAR 372

Integrated Studies II

1

PHAR 381

Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

4

PHAR 421

Medicinal Chem I

3

PHAR 422

Medicinal Chem II

3

PHAR 443

Pharmacol & Toxicol I

4

PHAR 444

Pharmacology & Toxicol II

4

Total Hours

38

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Clinical Sciences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHAR 432

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

3

PHAR 451
& PHAR 471

Therapeutics I
and Integrated Studies III

4

PHAR 452
& PHAR 472

Therapeutics II
and Integrated Studies IV

4

PHAR 553
& PHAR 571

Therapeutics III
and Integrated Studies V

5

PHAR 554
& PHAR 563
& PHAR 572

Therapeutics IV
and Pharmaceutical Care Lab V
and Integrated Studies VI

6

PHAR 565

Pharmacy APPE Preparation

3

Total Hours

25

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Social, Behavioral & Administrative Sciences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHAR 300
& PHAR 360

Pharmacy Practice I
and Pharmacy Practice Lab I

5

PHAR 310

Pharmacy Practice II

2

PHAR 311

Healthy People

1

PHAR 350

Drug Info

1

PHAR 412
& PHAR 463

Pharmacy Practice III
and Pharmaceutical Care Lab III

3

PHAR 460

Pharmaceutical Care Lab II

1

PHAR 505
& PHAR 560

Pharmacy Practice IV
and Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV

4

PHAR 506

Pharmacy Practice V

3

PHAR 514E

Case Studies Pharm Ethics

3

PHAR 550

Drug Literature Eval

3

PHAR 559

Public Health and Pharmacoeconomics

3

3 credits of elective courses. Please see your advisor for courses that will complete this requirement.

3

Total Hours

32

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE and APPE)

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PHAR 480

Community Pharmacy IPPE

3

PHAR 481

Hospital Pharmacy IPPE

3

PHAR 579

Comm Pharm APPE

6

PHAR 580

Hosp Pharm APPE

6

PHAR 581

Inpatient APPE

6

PHAR 582

AMB Care APPE

6

Complete 18 credits of the following courses:

18

PHAR 583

Drug Information APPE

PHAR 584

Specialized Services APPE

PHAR 585

Geriatric APPE

PHAR 586

Clinical Speciality APPE

PHAR 587

Administrative APPE

PHAR 588

Research APPE

PHAR 589

Education APPE

Total Hours

48

Minimum Required Grade: C-