Curriculum

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

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 Class of 2024. 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 semester. If a student decides to request a CR/NC grade over a letter grade for this semester it will not affect their status with the KU School of Pharmacy.


Pharm.D. Curriculum

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.


Coronavirus Update
You Can Still Reach Us
Academic Support Services

Academic support services typically accessed via the Dean’s office are still available by appointment via phone/Skype/Zoom. Please contact KU School of Pharmacy Student Services at rxstudentservices@ku.edu.

Prospective Students
(future freshmen or transfers)

KU is offering limited on-campus visits. Learn more at Visiting KU. The School of Pharmacy offers phone appointments for pre-pharmacy guidance. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Students

Pre-pharmacy students seeking guidance may still schedule phone appointments. Please contact Admissions Representative Chris Claussen at rxadmissions@ku.edu.

Pharm.D. Program
Important Dates

Application Deadline:
June 1, 2021
Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU