Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Studies

The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) at Saint Joseph’s University’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Studies to Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a six-year program with a unique, competency-driven professional curriculum that prepares undergraduate and transfer students to emerge as leaders in the pharmacy profession. You’ll enjoy a robust mix of classroom and lab learning experiences, along with experiential learning opportunities that expose you to different practice environments.

This program features a two-phase education for undergraduate students interested in early admission to PCP’s accredited PharmD program — no PCAT or GRE required. You can enter this program as an incoming first-year student through our direct-entry admission pathway, earning a BS and PharmD degrees in as little as six years after graduation from high school. You may also enter the pre-professional phase (Year 1 or 2) or professional phase (Year 3) of the six-year BS/PharmD program as a transfer student depending on the prerequisites you’ve completed. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
BIO 109 General Biology I 3
CHM 120 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 120L General Chemistry Lab I 2
ENG 101 Craft of Language 3
Humanities or Social Science General Education 3
MAT 120 The Mathematics of Modeling 3
 Hours17
Spring
BIO 119 General Biology II 3
BIO 119L General Biology II Laboratory 1
CHM 125 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 125L General Chemistry Lab II 2
COM 100
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
or Public Speaking & Presentation
3
ENG 102 Texts & Contexts 3
MAT 155 Fundamentals of Calculus 3
 Hours18
Second Year
Fall
CHM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 210L Organic Chemistry Lab I 1
BIO 243 Microbial Science 3
BIO 243L Microbial Science Lab 1
BIO 202 Human Structure and Function I 3
ECN 101 Introductory Economics Micro 3
General Education 3
 Hours17
Spring
CHM 215 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 215L Organic Chemistry Lab II 1
PHY 201 Introductory Physics I 3
PHY 201L Intro. Physics I Laboratory 1
BIO 203 Human Structure & Function II 3
MAT 128 Applied Statistics 3
General Education 3
 Hours17
Third Year
Fall
PRX 301 Extrinsic Summative AR I 1
PRX 302 Professional Orientation 2
PRX 316 Practice Skills/Prof Behavior1 4
PRX 330 Foundations of Biomedical Sci 4
PRX 340 Foundations of Pharm Sci 1 3
PRX 350 iPSDT 1:DiseasePrev & SelfCare 3
PRX 380 IPPE-1: Service Learning 1 1
Humanities or Social Science/Professional Elective 3
 Hours21
Spring
PRX 301 Extrinsic Summative AR I 1
PRX 325 Medication Use Systems 1 3
PRX 305 Foundations of Clinical Immuno 3
PRX 345 Foundations of Pharm Sci 2 3
PRX 355 iPSDT 2: Cardiovascular 1 3
PRX 365 iPSDT 3: Pulmonary 3
PRX 390 IPPE-2: Service Learning 2 1
Humanities or Social Science/Professional Elective 3
 Hours20
Fourth Year
Fall
PRX 401 Extrinsic Summative AR 2 1
PRX 420 Practice Skills/Prof Behavior2 3
PRX 425 Medication Use Systems 2 3
PRX 430 Health Info Retrieval & Eval 3
PRX 415 Fndtns Healthcare Policy/Law 3
PRX 452 iPSDT 4: Cardiovascular 2 3
PRX 480 IPPE 3: Adv Comm/Ambul Care 1
 Hours17
Spring
PRX 401 Extrinsic Summative AR 2 1
PRX 440 Foundations of Pharm Sci 3 3
PRX 435 Lit Eval & Evidence-Based Med 3
PRX 454 iPSDT 5: Renal/Hepatic 3
PRX 455 iPSDT 6: Endocrine/Reproductiv 3
PRX 457 iPSDT 7: Infectious Disease 1 3
PRX 490 IPPE 4: Institutional Pharmacy 1
 Hours17
 Total Hours144