PharmD Program and Curriculum

The curriculum at California Northstate University College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP) is a minimum of four (4) years, post-baccalaureate, and leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). The core curriculum covers a series of courses within the major sub disciplines of biomedical, pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative, clinical, and integrated sciences.

In the first three years we use Team-Based Learning (TBL) in all our courses to help students become active, self-directed and lifelong learners. TBL promotes judgment, mastery of content, communication, teamwork skills, problem-solving, and critical thinking. TBL emphasizes the importance of individual accountability, group collaboration, and the application of basic concepts to work through team assignments. The role of the instructor is to clearly articulate the learning objectives, create challenging problems for students to solve, and probe their reasoning in reaching conclusions.

Academic Program 2017-2018

PharmD Program and Curriculum

Core Courses
Electives
Independent Study
Experiential Education
Learning Outcomes
Advisor Program
EMBA Exchange
PCOA
NAPLEX
IPE
Professionalism

California Northstate University College of Pharmacy ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7400

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