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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Requirements

College of Pharmacy


Doctor of Pharmacy/Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science Option

Students who complete nutritional science courses through the junior year in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences may be eligible to receive a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences upon completion of the pharmaceutical science courses in the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Professional Curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy

Details about the course work required for the Doctor of Pharmacy as well as the policies, procedures and admissions requirements.

Course requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy include the General Education requirements, pharmacy prerequisites and four years of professional preparation. Courses and clerkships in the professional curriculum are periodically revised to meet pharmacy education standards.

Changes in course descriptions, credits and sequence may require modification due to availability of resources and facilities. Any change in the curriculum will be noted in pharmacy brochures and on the website. Current information is also available from the collegeís Office for Student Affairs.

Graduate Programs

For information on graduate degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences, refer to the Graduate Catalog and consult the Deanís Office, College of Pharmacy, P. O. Box 100484, HPNP Building, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0484 (352-273-6301).

Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Business Administration

This program allows students interested in management positions in pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of preprofessional courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the M.B.A. program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Physician Assistant Studies

This program allows students interested in primary care and physical assessment as aspects of pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the PA program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy / Master of Public Health

This program allows students interested in public health as an aspect of pharmaceutical care to obtain the two degrees concurrently. The program is five years of professional studies after completion of two years of pre-pharmacy courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the M.P.H. program and the College of Pharmacy. This concurrent program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy / Doctor of Philosophy in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

This program allows students interested in accelerated graduate studies in pharmacy to obtain the two degrees consecutively. The program is four years of professional studies and three to four years of graduate studies after completion of two years of preprofessional courses. Candidates must meet admission requirements of the Graduate School and the College of Pharmacy. This program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.

Doctor of Pharmacy / Juris Doctorate

This program allows students interested in law as an aspect of their career path to obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame. The program is six years of professional studies after completion of two years of preprofessional course work. Candidates must meet admission requirements for the Juris Doctorate through the Levin College of Law and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree through the College of Pharmacy. This program is not open to students who already have earned one of the degrees. Students must satisfy curriculum requirements for both degrees.