In concert with the core mission and goals of the College, the curricular philosophy is that students be provided a comprehensive foundation in basic, social and administrative, and clinical sciences in a logical, integrated, and progressive manner, thereby enabling graduates to be successful in any setting and to become leaders in the profession.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program is a four-year course of study. The first three years are focused on didactic instruction and early practical experiences. The fourth year consists of nine 5-week advanced practice experiences; completion of eight rotations is required. Practice experiences are integrated with didactic instruction throughout the curriculum. PharmD students are enrolled for two semesters each year for the first three years, and for three semesters in their fourth year. The four-year program requires nine semesters of tuition.
Once admitted to the PharmD program students are required to complete the four-year course sequence that corresponds to their year of graduation. A minimum of 128 credits is required for graduation.
Below are examples of the U-M College of Pharmacy's 4-year curriculum. A list of course descriptions for the U-M College of Pharmacy can be found HERE.