Curriculum Overview

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PharmD Curriculum - At A Glance

The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy offers a professional school education that allows its PharmD students quite a bit of freedom to pursue their individual interests within their future profession. Courses within the PharmD program are offered by five departments:

Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology conducts groundbreaking and critical research in pharmacogenomics, neuropharmacology, drug metabolism, pharmacometrics, and specific therapeutic areas.

Medicinal Chemistry involves the application of both chemical and biological principles to investigations between molecular structure and biological activity.

Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems works to advance the practice of pharmaceutical care and its role in the health care system for the benefit of patients and society.

Pharmaceutics studies the quantitative aspects of drug delivery and involves the design, development, and evaluation of drugs in combination with an appropriate dosage form.

Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences is comprised of basic, clinical, social, and behavioral scientists with expertise in both pharmaceutical sciences and practice.

This webpage aims to offer prospective and current students a centralized source of foundational information on the PharmD curriculum. Take a look at the different menu links housed under Curriculum to learn more about our core curriculum, our portfolio of elective courses, dual degree programs and emphasis areas, and more!

This webpage was created and is maintained by the College of Pharmacy’s Office of Curriculum Operations. Any additions or corrections can be sent to Jeff Karnitz at