Our PharmD curriculum combines innovative coursework with robust and inspiring clinical and research experience.
Foundational courses in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social-administrative and clinical sciences comprise the first three years of the program. You will complete Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) along with classroom-based courses. The end of the third year and fourth years of the program include Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in healthcare settings throughout Los Angeles—with the option of an international rotation—along with a capstone course.
Our Curriculum Committee continuously reviews and enhances the curriculum to ensure you develop the competencies essential to the pharmacist’s expanding role as a healthcare provider. Curriculum changes also reflect scientific advances, population profile changes, increasing health expectations, technological advances, the increasing role of government in health services and other influences.
Completion of the four-year professional curriculum—along with a minimum of 1,740 hours of clinical experience—is required to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Aggregate course hours must equal a minimum of 133 units.
You must successfully complete all required courses in the PharmD curriculum with a minimum grade of C in all letter-graded coursework and a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.