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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Pharmacy


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Roger L. Davis, Dean
 
 
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is an extraordinary college steeped in the traditions of public service, focused on health care delivery to the public, and committed to the principles of Christian service. The College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb University embraces an environment that emphasizes a commitment to academic excellence and a life of Christian faith.
 
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy has been granted full accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The college has demonstrated to the satisfaction of ACPE that the program complies with accreditation standards, including the appropriateness of the program’s mission and goals, the adequacy of resources and organization to meet the mission and goals, outcomes which indicate that the mission and goals are being met, and the reasonable assurance of the continued compliance with standards.
 
Full accreditation status was granted by the ACPE through June 30, 2014. The ACPE site team conducted the scheduled continuation site visit in Feb. 2014. The ACPE Board of Directors will meet in June 2014 to consider continuation of full accreditation status.
 
The official ACPE statement is as follows: “Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312.664.3575; FAX 312.664.4652.” Website www.acpe-accredit.org
 
The College of Pharmacy will enroll 75 student pharmacists per class each year for a cohort of 300 students within four years.
 
The Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy curriculum is a four-year doctoral program involving three years of integrated scientific and clinical course work along with introductory practice experiences followed by a year of advanced practice experiences. Student pharmacists will graduate from the college with advanced knowledge and skills applicable for a variety of practice settings in medication therapy management; community, hospital, long-term care and other specialty practices; health care management; health outcomes research; leadership; and basic science research.
 
To provide the proper foundation for students entering the College of Pharmacy doctoral program there must be a minimum of two years of pre-pharmacy work completed which consists of at least 64 semester credits in pre-pharmacy courses. The pre-pharmacy curriculum is outlined here.
 

Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy Pre-Pharmacy Requirements

Course Minimum Semester
Credit Hours
 
General Chemistry with laboratories 8  
Organic Chemistry with laboratories 8  
Biology with laboratories 8  
Microbiology with laboratories 4  
Calculus 3  
Statistics 3  
English Composition I (or Lipscomb Seminar) & II 6  
Speech Communications 3  
Micro or Macro Economics 3  
Electives - humanities & social science 12  
Additional electives 6  
     
Total Hours (Minimum) 64  

Pharmacy 3+1 Programs

The Pharmacy 3+1 Programs are designed specifically for students who wish to matriculate to the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. After the first year of pharmacy school, specific pharmaceutical sciences courses will be used to satisfy the remainder of the undergraduate requirements for Lipscomb University. Students may choose a 3 + 1 Biology major, a 3 + 1 Chemistry major, or a Health Science with Pre-Pharmacy emphasis major.  Please visit the Biology or Chemistry sections of the Undergraduate catalog the 3 + 1 Biology major and the 3 + 1 Chemistry major for specific course requirements.  For students interested in the Health Science with Pre-Pharmacy emphasis major students must meet the Lipscomb University general education requirements and complete 64 hours of Pre-Pharmacy requirements.

Please visit our website at pharmacy.lipscomb.edu for the most up to date information regarding the College of Pharmacy. Students may also contact the College of Pharmacy by email at pharmacy@lipscomb.edu

Program of Study Requirements

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