Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Be a medical leader with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree

The pharmacist is a vital member of the healthcare team, is responsible for the outcome of patient medication therapy as a drug information expert, and is knowledgeable about the complexity of modern medication as well as the implications of natural herbals and more traditional medicine. The pharmacist communicates with patients and other members of the healthcare team to contribute to the delivery of a safe and effective therapy to patients. Pharmacists are advocates for the welfare of the patient, leaders in the community and contributors to research and the sciences.

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) requires prerequisite coursework equaling 72 semester credits (108 quarter credits) that approximates a two-to-three year program of study completed before admission to the Sullivan University program. The Sullivan University PharmD consists of a three-calendar-year professional program offered at the Louisville campus.

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IMPORTANT DATES: Class of 2017, Entering July 2014

  • Application for Admission: Starting September 1st, 2013 applications to Sullivan University College of Pharmacy must be filed through PharmCAS
  • Supplemental Application is still required to be submitted directly to the Office of Student Affairs and must include copies of official transcripts of all coursework completed at other colleges/universities. The Supplemental Application Fee is $100.00.
  • Deadline for completed the supplemental application and all supporting documentation: January 15, 2014
    • Applications and/or supplemental materials to previously submitted applications received after January 15, 2014 will not be processed
    • However, an applicant who has more than three (3) required courses to complete should not submit an application.
  • Admissions Cycle Opens: July 8, 2013
  • Interview dates to be determined
  • It is important that the College have all names by which you have been known or your application may be delayed.
  • PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test) is Mandatory and is considered in the selection criteria for an interview. Further information on the PCAT can be found at the telephone number is 1-800-211-8378.
    • Note: Results must be received by the Deadline January 15th, 2014. No test should be taken after November to allow time for results to be received.
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Admissions Requirements:

In order to be considered for admission, an applicant must:

      • Have completed or be completing at least 72 semester hours (or 108 quarter hours) of non-remedial, pre-requisite coursework from a regionally accredited United States college or university or recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as the primary language of instruction and documentation.
      • All pre-pharmacy courses must be completed by June prior to matriculation.
      • Math and science courses must not be more than six (6) years old. This will be considered on a case by case basis.
      • Non-remedial course work is course work with course designations of 100 or above.
      • The required pre-pharmacy courses are listed below
      • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade point average in pre-pharmacy courses of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Grades from all non-remedial courses completed post-high school are used to calculate the Overall grade point average includes the cumulative and pre-pharmacy. If a course is repeated, only the higher grade is used in the calculation.
      • Reflect a people/service orientation through community service and/or co-curricular activities
      • Reflect proper motivation for and commitment to the profession of pharmacy as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer and/or other life experiences.
      • Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
      • Complete the SUCOP interview process (by invitation only).
      • Agree to and pass the SUCOP criminal background check and/or drug screen.
      • Have a reliable means of transportation to accommodate travel to pharmacy practice experience sites.
      • Submit the following health care documentation upon acceptance into the College of Pharmacy:
        • All immunizations required by INCAPS: (MMR titer) tetanus, polio and hepatitis series, A PPD or chest x-ray or clearance from a physician for applicants who could not receive a PPD




Semester Hours Quarter Hours
English with Composition I and II 6 9
Principles of General Chemistry I and II with Labs 8 12
Organic Chemistry I and II with labs 8 12
Fundamentals of Physics I 3 4.5*
Elements of Calculus I 3 4.5*
Introductory Biology with Lab 4 6
General Microbiology with Lab 4 6
Anatomy and Physiology (human) 3 4.5*
Economics (micro or macro) 3 4.5*
Public speaking (or Speech or Interpersonal Communication courses) 3 4.5*
Elementary Statistics 3 4.5*
General Education topics (Psychology, Humanities, Sociology, Foreign Languages, other Science or Management Courses) 24 36
Total 72 108
      Pre-requisite Courses Available at Sullivan University System Schools
      The following is a list of courses which are offered at Sullivan University that will satisfy some of the pre-requisites for application to the Pharm.D. program:
Contact the Admissions Department at 502-456-6505
Contact the Admissions Department at 859-276-4357 or 800-467-6281
English with Composition I and II ENG 101 (Composition)
ENG 102 (Composition II)
Economics (micro or macro) ECO 201 (Microeconomics)
ECO 202 (Macroeconomics)
Public speaking (or Speech) COM 214 (Public Speaking)
Statistics MTH 202 (Introduction to Statistics)
General Education Topics Check Campus Catalog



Technical Standards for Admission

The technical standards for admission set forth by the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy outline the nonacademic abilities considered essential for students to achieve the level of competence required by the Faculty and by the Accrediting Council for Pharmacy Education in order to obtain the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy. A candidate must have abilities and skills in the following areas:

  • Observation: The candidate must be able to make observations accurately at a distance and close at-hand. This necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation and is enhanced by the functional use of all the other senses.
  • Communication: The candidate must be able to communicate effectively, efficiently and sensitively in oral and written English whether with patients, other health professionals or the public. The candidate must also develop the proper use and recognition of non-verbal communication skills.
  • Motor Skills: The candidate must possess the motor skills (with accommodation if necessary) to undertake the preparation of all medication orders: to use diagnostic equipment that may be needed for patient assessment and delivery of patient therapies. The candidate must maintain equilibrium and hand–to-eye coordination to perform profession-specific skills and tasks.
  • Intellectual, Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: The candidate must demonstrate a fundamental and continuing ability to use analytical reasoning to independently, and in collaboration with others on the health care team, synthesize knowledge, engage in problem solving and explain situations affecting health care delivery. The candidate must be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and understand spatial relationships.
  • Behavioral and Social Attributes: The candidate must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his/her intellectual abilities, the exercise of good judgment and the consistent and prompt completion of all responsibilities, and the development of mature, sensitive and effective relationships. Candidates must be able to function effectively in stressful situations and tolerate physically, mentally and emotionally taxing workloads. The candidate must be able to adapt to changing circumstances and situations; display flexibility and be able to function in the face of uncertainties, compassion, integrity, concern for others, effective interpersonal skills, ability to function as an effective team player, interest and motivation to learn are personal qualities required during the educational process.


Revised: 9/11/13