The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy prepares students for a variety of careers after graduation. Opportunities open to Pharm.D. graduates include practice in the following settings: community, hospital, managed care, pharmaceutical industry, academia, and consultant pharmacy.
Currently, the STLCOP curriculum consists of 208 semester hours in six years of study. It is divided into 155 semester hours of required coursework, 21 hours of elective coursework, and 32 hours devoted to advanced pharmacy practice experiences in year 6.
Beginning fall 2014, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will implement a seven-year academic program that consists of a three-year pre-professional program followed by a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. Students will also earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree upon completion of the pre-professional program and the first year of the professional program.
Students who enter the College directly from high school will complete the pre-professional program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy in three academic years (i.e. six semesters) and will progress into the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.
For students who meet specified qualifications, an optional accelerated pre-professional program that allows them to complete the pre-professional curriculum (including requirements for the integrated BS degree and all prerequisite courses for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program) in two years rather than the traditional three years may be taken.