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PharmD Program

Professional Curriculum

The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum includes didactic, professional skills and experiential learning opportunities. Three years of pre-professional studies are required prior to entering the program and may be completed at any accredited college or university.


Graduates will be committed to active involvement in the advancement of the pharmacy profession and dedicated to fulfilling the public trust by assuming responsibility for optimizing patient care through provision of appropriate drug therapy and by assuring the safe, effective and efficient use of drug products and drug delivery systems.


Curriculum Overview

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PharmD curriculum was renewed with the Class of 2016. The renewed curriculum includes courses in fields that are rapidly expanding within the profession of pharmacy such as Pharmacogenomics, Clinical Decision Making, Public Health and Outcomes, and Evidence Based Medicine.


Ability-Based Outcomes (the Colorado 14)

Ability-based outcomes expected of doctor of pharmacy graduates.