Offered at: Mequon

Overview

The Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy curriculum is comprised of 148 credits hours of didactic courses and practice experiences in a four year period. The majority of the first three years consist of didactic courses offered on the Mequon campus. During this period the students also learn about the practice of pharmacy through introductory experiential education courses offered at professional sites.  The fourth year consists of 7 or 8 advanced experiential rotations (6 weeks in length) which are held at various practice sites across the state/nation. Ten credit hours of didactic electives are required.  Students are admitted into the program as a group and progress through the curriculum as a cohort. The educational process follows the Standards and Guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education. 

Mission Statement

The Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is a Lutheran higher education community committed to the development of compassionate, knowledgeable and ethical pharmacists dedicated to providing exemplary patient care. This will be accomplished by providing a comprehensive pharmacy education that balances education, service and research. Our focus is to prepare pharmacy practitioners dedicated to advancing patient-centered pharmaceutical care through medication therapy management in Wisconsin and throughout the country, by working closely with patients and all other healthcare providers to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of each patient.

Our curriculum, combined with a holistic approach to student development, promotes leadership skills and an enthusiasm for life-long learning through excellence in teaching, service and scholarship.  We will produce graduates who will be servant-leaders in the pharmacy community and to Christ in the church and in the world.

Values

The values espoused by the Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy include honesty, civility, collaboration, tolerance, mutual respect, integrity, motivation to improve, lifelong learning and service to others.

Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Hours
Fall
PHAR 310 Pharmacy Biochemistry 4
PHAR 312 Pharmacy Anat and Phys 5
PHAR 320 Pharmaceutics I 2
PHAR 340 Pharmacy&Healthcare System 3
PHAR 370 Applied Patient Care I 2
PHAR 380 Into Pharmacy Prac Exp I 3
 Hours19
Spring
PHAR 314 Pharmacy Microbiology 4
PHAR 322 Pharmaceutics II 4
PHAR 330 Pharmacology I 3
PHAR 350 Pharmacotherapy I:Self Care 2
PHAR 352 Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHAR 372 Applied Patient Care II 2
PHAR 382 Intro Pharmacy Prac Exp II 3
 Hours19
Year 2
Fall
PHAR 424 Apl Pharcokin/Therap Drg Monit 3
PHAR 426 Advan Pharmaceutical Prep 2
PHAR 432 Pharmacology/Medicinal Chem II 4
PHAR 450 Pharmacotherapy II 3
PHAR 460 Medical Literature Eval I 2
PHAR 470 Applied Patient Care III 2
PHAR 480 IPPE - 3 2
 Hours18
Spring
PHAR 434 Pharm & Medicinal ChemistryIII 4
PHAR 442 Social and Behavioral Pharmacy 2
PHAR 452 Pharmacotherapy III 4
PHAR 462 Med Literature Evaluation II 2
PHAR 472 Applied Patient Care IV 2
PHAR 474 Servant Leadership 2
PHAR 482 Intro Pharm Pract Exp:IPPE-4 2
 Hours18
Year 3
Fall
Electives 4
PHAR 544 Patient Care Ethics 3
PHAR 550 Pharmacotherapy IV 4
PHAR 570 Applied Patient Care V 2
PHAR 548 Pharmacy Law 2
 Hours15
Spring
Electives 6
PHAR 540 Pharmacoecon & Epidemiology 2
PHAR 552 Pharmacotherapy V 4
PHAR 572 Applied Patient Care VI 2
PHAR 546 Pharm Management & Leadership 3
 Hours17
Year 4
PHAR 680 Community Pharmacy APPE 6
PHAR 682 Acute Care Medicine APPE 6
PHAR 684 Hospital/Health Sys Phar APPE 6
PHAR 686 Ambulatory Care APPE 6
PHAR 688 Elective APPE (3 rotations required to graduate) 18
 Hours42
 Total Hours148

Admission and Application Information

Individuals interested in learning more about the Doctor of Pharmacy program, including application and admissions processes, should contact the School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs. Current contact information can be found at www.cuw.edu/programs/pharmacy/studentaffairs.html or alternatively at 262-243-2755. 

PHARMD/MBA

Concordia University’s PharmD/MBA dual degree provides students with the opportunity to earn both their Doctor of Pharmacy degree and their Masters in Business Administration degree in as little as four years. This dual degree develops students into the future leaders of pharmacy and health care, providing them with the clinical expertise, business leadership and management skills, and real-world application needed to excel in their vocation.

The PharmD/MBA dual degree requires a minimum of 168 credits for completion, with 19 of these 168 credits counting toward both degrees. Three MBA core courses (MBA 503/803, MBA 510/810, and MBA 620/920) are fulfilled by similar content courses in the PharmD required coursework. In addition, up to 10 credits of MBA concentration area elective coursework can be counted toward the 10 credits minimum of PharmD professional elective coursework. For students seeking internship within their MBA concentration area, in some instances these may be synergistic with elective experiential rotations in pharmacy administration. The credits that count toward both degrees allow the dual degree to be completed at both a time and tuition savings relative to taking the two degrees independently.

Admission to the PharmD/MBA program can occur either in the summer before the start of a student’s PharmD coursework or after a student has begun their PharmD coursework. Completion of both the PharmD and MBA at the same time (as a dual degree) is possible in four years but is not required. Students finish completing the MBA after the PharmD degree is conferred depending on their preferred course of study.

A full description of required core and elective course options can be found in the program descriptions for the PharmD and the MBA in this catalog.

PharmD/MPH

Concordia University’s PharmD/MPH dual degree program provides students with the opportunity to earn both their Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in as little as four years. This dual degree program is offered through a partnership between CUW’s School of Pharmacy and Concordia University Nebraska’s (CUNE) online MPH program. As healthcare reform continues to be at the forefront of the healthcare industry, prevention-focused public health is projected to grow in demand and importance. Pharmacists can play a critical role in leading and changing this discussion. Through the PharmD/MPH dual degree program, our students will be prepared to resolve complex health issues and enhance the well-being of communities. This program allows students to focus on a medication safety & pharmacovigilance concentration to complement their passion for service and the desire to improve public health.

The PharmD/MPH dual degree requires both the usual 148 credits for the PharmD degree and the usual 39 credits for the MPH degree. However, 12 credits of MPH concentration courses could count toward the 10 credits minimum of PharmD professional elective coursework. This makes the total minimum credit load for the dual degree program 175. The credits that count toward both degrees allow the dual degree to be completed at both a time and tuition savings relative to taking the two degrees independently.

Students must apply, be admitted, and accept admission to each professional (PharmD) and graduate (MPH) program and abide by all program requirements. Admission to the PharmD/MPH program can occur either in the summer before the start of a student’s PharmD coursework or after a student has begun their PharmD coursework. Completion of both the PharmD and MPH at the same time (as a dual degree) is possible in four years but is not required. Students may complete the MPH after the PharmD degree is conferred depending on their preferred course of study.

A full description of required core and elective course options can be found in the program descriptions for the PharmD in this catalog as well as the CUNE MPH program website.