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Course of Study

Requirements for Graduation

First Three Years
includes 10 hours of Professional Electives108
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE)
includes 300 clock hours7.5
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
includes 1600 clock hours40
Total Credit Hours155.5
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
PAMM 690 BIOLOGY OF DISEASE 5
PHPR 550 LEGAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES I 2
PHPR 560 PHARMACY & HEALTH CARE 3
PHPR 562 INTRO TO DRUG INFORMATION 2
PHPR 552 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE I 2
PHSC 550 INTRO PHARMACEUTCL SCI 4
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CLS 552 APPLICATION OF CLINICAL MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY 1
PAMM 509 IMMUNOLOGY 2
PAMM 550 MED MICROBIOLOGY 3
PHPR 502 PRINC OF ASEPTIC TECHN 1
PHPR 556 PHARMACEUTICAL CARE II 2
PHPR 572 INTRO TO CONTEMPORARY COMPOUNDING 1
PHSC 520 PHARMACEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 3
PHSC 570 PHARMACEUTICAL SCI I 4
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
First Semester
PHAR 680 PHARMACOLOGY I 5
PHPR 659 PHARMACY BASED IMMUNIZATION DELIVERY 0.5
PHPR 672 PHARMACOTHERAPY I 5.5
PHSC 626 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY I 4
PHSC 670 PHARMACEUTICAL SCI II 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
PHAR 682 PHARMACOLOGY II 4
PHPR 674 PHARMACOTHERAPY II 7
PHSC 628 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY II 3
PHSC 672 PHARMACEUTICAL SCI III 3
 Credit Hours17
Third Year
First Semester
PHPR 662 PHARM PRACTICE MGMT 3
PHPR 622 DRUG LIT EVAL/RES METH 3
PHPR 676 PHARMACOTHERAPY III 8.5
Professional Electives 3
 Credit Hours17.5
Second Semester
PHPR 554 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT(completed P1-P3 years) 3
PHPR 650 LEGAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES II 2
PHPR 678 PHARMACOTHERAPY IV 8.5
Professional Electives 7
Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (P1, P2 & P3):  
PHPR 602 COMMUNITY PHARM CLERKS (Completed in Summer prior to P2 Year) 3
PHPR 604 INSTITUTIONAL PHARMACY (Completed in Summer prior to P3 Year) 3
PHPR 606 DRUG INFORMATION CLERKCompleted in P3 Year (May-March) 0.5
PHPR 608 PATIENT CARE ACTIVITIES (Completed in P1, P2 and P3 Years) 1
 Credit Hours28
Fourth Year
First Semester
40 weeks of required and elective advanced pharmacy practice experiences:  
Acute Care Level I (4 wks, 160 clock hours) 4
Acute Care Level II (4 wks, 160 clock hours) 4
Hospital/Health System or additional Acute I or II (4 wks, 160 clock hours) 4
Ambulatory Care Level I (4 wks, 160 clock hours) 4
Ambulatory Care Level II (4 wks, 160 clock hours) 4
Community Pharmacy (16 wks, 640 clock hours) 16
 Credit Hours36
 Total Credit Hours151.5

Acute Care Level I Options

PHPR 720ACUTE 1 PEDIATRICS ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 721ACUTE 1 I INTERNAL MEDICINE - FAMILY MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 724ACUTE 1 INTERNAL MEDICINE - GENERAL ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 726ACUTE 1 PSYCHIATRIC PHARMACY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 728ACUTE 1 I INTERNAL MEDICINE - NEUROLOGY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 729ACUTE 1 INSTITUTIONAL CARE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Acute Care Level II Options

PHPR 730ACUTE 2 CARDIOLOGY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 731ACUTE 2 CRITICAL CARE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 732ACUTE 2 INFECTIOUS DISEASES ADVANCE PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 733ACUTE ADULT ONCOLOGY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 734ACUTE 2 NEPHROLOGY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 735ACUTE 2 SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 736ACUTE 2 PEDIATRICS ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 737ACUTE 2 CARDIOLOGY HEART FAILURE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 738ACUTE 2 EMERGENCY SERVICES ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 739ACUTE 2 INPATIENT ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY SERVICE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 747ACUTE 2 GERIATRICS ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 749ACUTE 2 BURN & WOUND CARE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Hospital / Health System Option

Ambulatory Care Level I Options

PHPR 750AMBULATORY 1 ADULT MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 751AMBULATORY 1 FAMILY MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 752AMBULATORY 1 GERIATRIC MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Ambulatory Care Level II Options

PHPR 760AMBULATORY 2 ADULT MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 761AMBULATORY 2 FAMILY MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 766AMBULATORY 2 GERIATRIC MEDICINE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Community Pharmacy Options

PHPR 700COMMUNITY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Elective Options 

All required APPE's may also be taken as Electives.

PHPR 701ELECTIVE COMMUNITY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 780ELECTIVE DRUG INFORMATION ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 781ELECTIVE MANAGED CARE PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 783ELECTIVE DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 784ELECTIVE NUCLEAR PHARMACY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 786ELECTIVE LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 788ELECTIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 792ELECTIVE VETERINARY PHARMACY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 793ELECTIVE PHARMACY MANAGEMENT ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 795ELECTIVE PHARMACY PRACTICE RESEARCH ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 796ELECTIVE PHARMACY REGULATION ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 797ELECTIVE SPECIALTY PHARMACY ADANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 798ELECTIVE INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4
PHPR 799ELECTIVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE ADVANCED PHARMACY PRACTICE EXPERIENCE4

Clock Hours of Experiential Education

Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) - 300
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) - 1600
Total Clock Hours - 1900

Requirements for Graduation

The requirements for the Pharm.D. degree include the successful completion of 243 semester hours of prerequisites, required courses, and professional and general electives offered by and/or approved by the College of Pharmacy. The minimum accumulative grade point average required for graduation is 2.0.

Each student who expects to receive a degree must file an application of candidacy for the diploma in the Academic Records Office, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Announcements about the deadline dates are posted on the website. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Academic Records Office of graduation plans including address, the manner in which requirements are being completed (such as by correspondence, clearance of Incompletes, special examination, etc.), and any revision of such plans. It is the responsibility of each student to see that these requirements are met during the period of attendance in the College. Failure to meet these stipulations may necessitate postponement of graduation until the next semester or summer session.