Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs provide training for licensed pharmacists. While requirements are not standardized, they are similar to medical school often with additional coursework in microbiology.
The following is a common list of requirements for PharmD programs, though schools vary considerably in prerequisites.
- Chemistry - two semesters of general chemistry (Atoms and Molecules and Equilibrium and Reactivity) and two semesters of organic chemistry
- Biology - two semesters of general biology (Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (Biol 161), Introduction to the Functional Biology of Multicellular Organisms (Biol 162)) and one semester of microbiology
- Mathematics - 2 semesters (Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 equivalent) and 1 semester of statistics
- Physics - 1 semester (General Physics I or General Physics in Daily Life I. The lab is included with each course.)
Holy Cross has a linkage with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester for the accelerated doctor of pharmacy program and can assist with applications to other graduate pharmacy programs.