The prestigious, four year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program will prepare you to be a highly skilled pharmacy practitioner through hands-on learning opportunities in real practice settings. You’ll experience two Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences during the summer after your first and second professional year, and will then complete ten, four-week Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences during your fourth professional year. All of this preparation will ensure you’re highly-qualified to practice in a variety of settings including community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care centers, home healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry, and more. Students who successfully complete the two year Pre-Pharmacy program will have a direct pathway into the PharmD program.
This major is designed to provide a mix of human healthcare expertise and soft skills, preparing you for a career in the healthcare industry. Health Sciences majors learn from a relevant curriculum taught by content experts and current healthcare providers, making them uniquely and confidently prepared for their post-graduation career path. Graduates of this highly-selective program are strong candidates for professional programs in clinically focused fields such as medicine, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, dentistry, and more.
This unique program will prepare you with an uncommon skill set, combining Butler’s liberal arts core with basic sciences, healthcare, and business courses. Graduates of the program have a range of options, including clinical graduate programs, pursuing an MBA, or heading straight for a job in the healthcare industry. Through a dynamic curriculum that brings together deep knowledge and varying perspectives, you’ll learn all sides of the healthcare industry including the roles of health providers, insurers, and administrators.
Butler’s unique, highly-selective, two-year, Pre-Pharmacy program invests highly in its students, ensuring you will take classes from—and be advised by—pharmacy faculty starting on day one. At the end of the two year, pre-professional stage, you will have a direct pathway into the prestigious Doctor of Pharmacy program, as long as you maintain satisfactory academic progress and complete the Professional Phase admission process. This direct pathway means you’re not competing with your other classmates for a select number of spots in the PharmD program; rather, you’re competing only with yourself to ensure all the admission criteria are met.