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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Requirements

In addition to professional curriculum listed below, 6 credits of Professional Electives MUST be completed PRIOR to P4 year. Students who started the program fall 2016 or earlier should complete 4 credits of Professional Electives.

The following professional Pharm.D. requirements that follow may be subject to change.  Students should follow the curricula developed by the department and any changes that occur during the professional program will be communicated to the student by the department.

P1 First Year Professional
MICR 470Basic Immunology3
PSCI 367Pharmaceutical Calculations1
PSCI 368Pharmaceutics I3
PSCI 369Pharmaceutics II2
PSCI 410Pharmaceutical Biotechnology2
PSCI 411Principles of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics3
PSCI 412Chemotherapeutic/Infectious Disease Pharmacodynamics3
PSCI 470Pharmacokinetics3
PHRM 301Top Drugs I1
PHRM 340Pathophysiology I4
PHRM 341Pathophysiology II3
PHRM 351LPharmacy Practice Laboratory I2
PHRM 353Intro Pharmacy Practice & Health Systems3
PHRM 355Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience I: Introduction to Institutional Pharmacy Practice3
PHRM 480Drug Literature Evaluation3
P2 Second Year Professional
CHP 400Interprofessional Health Care Practice3
PSCI 413Endocrine/Respiratory/GI Pharmacodynamics3
PSCI 414Cardiovascular Pharmacodynamics3
PSCI 415Neuropsychiatry Pharmacodynamics3
PSCI 417Pharmacogenomics2
PHRM 400Top Drugs II
PHRM 450Self Care3
PHRM 452LPharmacy PracticeLaboratory II2
PHRM 455Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II: Introduction to Community Based Patient Care3
PHRM 532Infectious Disease3
PHRM 534Rheumatology/Endocrinology/Gastrointestinal3
PHRM 535Oncology and Hematology3
PHRM 538PTDI: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases4
PHRM 565Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery1
P3 Third Year Professional
PHRM 500Top Drugs III3
PHRM 520Special Populations3
PHRM 536Neurology & Psychiatry3
PHRM 537Renal Disease/Fluid and Electrolytes3
PHRM 540Public Health for Pharmacists3
PHRM 545LPharmacotherapy Lab
PHRM 551LPharmacy Practice Laboratory III2
PHRM 552LPharmacy Practice Laboratory IV2
PHRM 560Specialty Care Topics2
PHRM 570Pharmacy Practice Improvement and Project Management2
PHRM 572Pharmacy Law and Ethics3
PHRM 575Pharmacy Practice Management3
PHRM 580Pharmacotherapy Capstone3
P4 Fourth Year Professional
PHRM 581-589Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Rotations 1-9
(Choose 8 of 9 rotations, each worth 5 credits)
  • To apply to the professional entry-level pharmacy program at NDSU, an application must be submitted on-line to the Dean's Office, Sudro 123, by November 1. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above is required before an applicant will be evaluated. 
  • The deadline to apply to the pharmacy program for admittance to fall 2021 semester is November 1, 2020.
  • PCAT: We do require the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test). The College requires that students take the July, September, October, or November 2020 PCAT for students applying for 2021. We will accept PCAT scores from exams taken beginning with July of 2016 (not before). If you are interested in taking a practice test, Test Prep Review is a free service of a nonprofit group of educators. Their website was created to provide free practice test questions for students in a variety of career situations. 
  • Students not previously enrolled at NDSU must apply both to NDSU and to the College of Health Professions. For an NDSU application, contact the Office of Admissions at 701-231-8643. 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 123
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2650 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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