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School of Pharmacy

Pharm.D. Curriculum

Pharmacy at Cedarville University involves three years of prepharmacy courses followed by four years of professional/graduate studies in pharmacy. During these seven years you will earn two degrees, the bachelor of science in pharmaceutical science (B.S.P.S.) and the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.). By offering the three years of prepharmacy, Cedarville University allows you to complete its unique  Bible minor and entire general education curriculum without having an overloaded class schedule. The  Bible minor and  liberal arts core are essential to what makes a Cedarville education distinctive. This also affords you the freedom to participate in other activities such as sports, music, and missions trips — important aspects of your Cedarville experience!

If you have already earned a bachelor's degree and completed most of your prepharmacy requirements you may seek admission to the advanced professional curriculum.  See post baccalaureate admission for details.


The three years of prepharmacy courses are followed by four years of advanced professional education.  In the final year, students will participate in advanced clinical rotations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings around the region and nation. Upon graduation, you will earn a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.), and be eligible to sit for the national pharmacy licensing examination.

The pharmacy curriculum features the essential components of a pharmacy education along with courses on contemporary topics designed to prepare you for the current and future health care environment. Weekly practical experiences in a variety of pharmacy settings will complement the important content you cover in classes, providing you with 300 hours of experience prior to your final year of advanced clinical rotations.  Additionally, pharmacy professors embrace active learning methods, designed to enhance your learning and mastery of the information that you will use for years to come.  Your pharmacy education will be challenging, patient-centered, and fulfilling.

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