Courses include general and organic chemistry, molecular & cellular biology, microbiology, physiology, anatomy, statistics, and calculus. The curriculum is designed to introduce a wide variety of topics and cultures and strengthen critical thinking and communication skills. The prepharmacy curriculum takes about two years to complete.
The KU School of Pharmacy faculty and staff is concerned about all students preparing to apply for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. To provide some relief for our future students during the COVID-19 crisis we will honor Credit/No Credit grades for all pre-pharmacy courses completed during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. If a student decides to request a CR/NC grade over a letter grade for these semesters it will not affect their status with the KU School of Pharmacy.
The Pharm.D. curriculum combines science and clinical knowledge with professional skills to prepare students to solve patient problems. Students study medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, pharmacotherapy, law, ethics, drug information, and management. The skills lab prepares students to counsel patients, give immunizations, compound drugs, and operate a wide variety of medical devices.