College of Pharmacy

Dean of the College of Pharmacy: Debra Parker, Pharm.D.; 419-434-4450

Associate Deans: Dauterman, Earle, Ernsthausen, Schneider

Professors: Dudley, Perry, Sekar

Associate Professors: BasuSarkar, Earle, Ernsthausen, Khupse, Mosler, Parker, Schneider

Assistant Professors: Dauterman, Edwards, Guy, Lewis, Mills, Oestreich, Rao, Voight

Assistant Professors of Teaching: Burkart, Conley, Kadakia, Sjoquist, Surowiec

Accreditation

The University of Findlay's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575; fax 312-664-4652, website www.acpe-accredit.org.

If a student has a concern about ACPE, The University of Findlay’s status with the Council, or a complaint concerning ACPE standards, there are several routes by which to carry that forward. The student may contact his or her adviser, the dean of the College of Pharmacy, or the Student Affairs Committee in the College of Pharmacy. (There are student representatives on the Pharmacy Student Affairs Committee, and this committee is charged with handling important information confidentially.) Also, the student may contact ACPE directly (312-664-3575 or https://www.acpe-accredit.org/complaints/).

Prerequisite Requirements

All prerequisite courses must be completed with at least a grade of “C.” Some courses may require a higher grade than a “C” for the prerequisite. The course description will list the required grade if different from a “C.”

Pharmacy Requirements and Minimum Progress Standards

Pharmacy students must be eligible for an Ohio Pharmacy intern license, and meet all didactic and non-didactic requirements (i.e., immunizations, background checks, certifications, etc.) within the College of Pharmacy as outlined within the Pharmacy Student Handbook. Each student will need to meet the University Undergraduate Student Minimum Progress Standards throughout their entire course of study. For further information, see the Pharmacy Student Handbook for all requirements including technical, academic and progression standards.

License Requirements

In order to be eligible for licensure as an intern in Ohio the student must be of good moral character, be completely finished with all requirements necessary to enter the first-professional (P3) year, and apply to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

To be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Ohio, the student must have graduated from a School or College of Pharmacy approved by the Board of Pharmacy and successfully passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and Multistate Jurisprudence Examination (MJPE) after graduation.

For more details on these licensure requirements, the student should contact the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy directly (614-466-4143; www.pharmacy.ohio.gov). For students wishing licensure in other states, the Board of Pharmacy in that state should be contacted directly.

Entry Pathways to Doctor of Pharmacy Degree

The Doctor of Pharmacy degree requirements are separated into pre-professional and professional program requirements. The pre-professional program requirements are a selection of courses intended to prepare the student for the professional program requirements. Students may complete pre-professional program requirements at The University of Findlay or another institution(s). Students seeking entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy program may be admitted from high school (known as 0+6 Direct Entry), as a transfer student into the pre-professional program, or as a transfer student into the professional program. The 0+6 Direct Entry is designed for students admitted into the program directly out of high school with two years of expected pre-professional requirements. Transfer into pre-professional program is designed for students entering the program with some, but not all, pre-professional program requirements completed, placing them into the first or second pre-professional year. Students transferring into the professional program have completed all pre-professional program requirements and will enter directly into the first professional year of the professional program.

General Entry Requirements for High School Students

The majority of students will be admitted to the College of Pharmacy from high school based on strong academic performance. If academic, professional, experiential, progression, and technical standards are met, the student should expect to continue in pharmacy until graduation. Recommended minimum qualifications to receive an application for the College of Pharmacy include:

  1. Four years of English, mathematics, and science.

  2. A combination of six years of social sciences and foreign language.

  3. ACT composite score of 23 or new SAT composite score of 1150.

  4. High school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (with strength in math, science, honors, AP, and college courses).

General Entry Requirements for Transfer into Pre-Professional Program

Students may be admitted to fill vacancies in the first or second year of the pre-professional program if they have completed some, but not all, pre-professional requirements. Students who have not completed all pre-professional requirements will be placed into a pre-professional cohort based on the pre-professional program requirements to be completed. If academic, professional, experiential, progression, and technical standards are met, the student should expect to continue in pharmacy until graduation. Recommended minimum standards to receive an application to the College of Pharmacy include being in good academic standing at all former institution(s) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. If the applicant has attended more than one institution, an overall GPA will be calculated using quality points and quality hours from each institution. The student must maintain the recommended minimum cumulative GPA (3.0/4.0) or the cumulative GPA at the time of admission offer at other institutions until actually enrolled at The University of Findlay in the pharmacy program. Transfer students seeking admission into the second pre-professional year must have successfully completed the designated pre-professional program requirements with a C or better. Students transferring into the pre-professional program who are bachelor's degree holders will have the pre-professional requirements of 15 hours from O3, C3, R1, R2, R3, E1 or E2 CORE+ waived.

General Entry Requirements for Transfer into Professional Program

Students may be admitted into the first of the four years of the professional program if they have completed all of the pre-professional program requirements with a C or better. Students with a bachelor's degree who meet all pre-professional requirements except for 15 hours of O3, C3, R1, R2, R3, E1 or E3 CORE+ will have this 15-hour requirement waived. If academic, professional, experiential, progression, and technical standards are met, the student should expect to continue in pharmacy until graduation. Recommended minimum standards to receive an application to the College of Pharmacy include being in good academic standing at all former institution(s) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. If the applicant has attended more than one institution, an overall GPA will be calculated using quality points and quality hours from each institution. The student must maintain the recommended minimum cumulative GPA (3.0/4.0) or the cumulative GPA at the time of admission offer at other institutions until actually enrolled at The University of Findlay in the pharmacy program. Transfer students seeking admission directly into the professional program must have successfully completed the designated pre-professional program requirements with a C or better. 

For International Students

Students, whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a University of Findlay approved English speaking university, must meet the previously listed admissions conditions plus the following for full admissions:

1.  Must have a verified: IELTS of 7.5 composite score with all bands at 7 or above, or an equivalent score as indicated on the University of Findlay’s English Exam Admission Standards. Full admission is dependent on satisfying all admission requirements.

Those applicants that do not meet full admission criteria or cannot supply a verifiable English score from one of the approved tests as listed above can receive conditional admission. Upon arrival, these students are required to test in the Intensive English Language Program, and if necessary, complete coursework in English as indicated by the University of Findlay’s placement exam scores before starting their graduate work.

2.  Provide an affidavit of financial support (original) if not an American citizen or permanent resident.

Additionally, if the applicant supplies non-U.S. school transcripts the University’s Office of International Admissions and Services may require additional specific documentation. Contact the Office of International Admissions at 800-472-9502 ext. 4558 or http://www.findlay.edu/admissions/international/default.htm.

Dual Enrollment: Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Health Informatics OR Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration

Pharmacy students interested in enrolling in courses in pharmacy and either the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) or the Master of Business Administration (MBA), must meet the eligibility and additional requirements for the respective Master’s program and be accepted into that program.

Eligibility Criteria

Be a seated UF Pharmacy student who holds a baccalaureate degree or who has earned at least 57 semester hours and is in good standing (not on probation or suspension) in the College of Pharmacy at the time of application to the MSHI and/or MBA program and must continue in good standing in each college to progress. Students must also meet any additional admission criteria established by the MBA and/or MSHI program and complete any academic prerequisites.

Application and Advising Process

A pharmacy student who wishes to apply to the MBA or MSHI program shall contact the Office of Admissions and complete the MBA or MSHI application. After review of the application and acceptance into the program, the Office of Admissions notifies the Office of the Registrar of the approval and the Office of the Registrar adds the second degree to the student’s enrollment record.

Once accepted into either the MBA or MSHI program, a faculty member from the Master’s program is assigned as a secondary advisor to the student, with a pharmacy faculty member remaining the student’s primary advisor. The advisor in each program is only allowed to add/drop courses associated with his or her program. A student who exits the pharmacy program and does not yet hold a bachelor's degree may be required to exit the MSHI and/or MBA program.

Pharmacy students may take any undergraduate course prerequisite to the MBA or MSHI whenever it appropriately fits into their schedule.

Pharmacy students who hold a baccalaureate degree may take graduate courses in the other degree pathway whenever it fits into their schedule, providing that they meet other prerequisites for those classes and are accepted into that degree pathway.

If a pharmacy student does not possess a baccalaureate degree, the student may take up to a total 21 credits of graduate courses in the master’s degree pathway prior to becoming a P5 student. If the student wishes to take more, he or she must appeal to the College of Pharmacy's Student Affairs committee and be granted permission to do so.

A pharmacy student may not exceed 18 credits hours in any given semester without the permission of the advisor in the College of Pharmacy.

If a student who does not possess a bachelor’s degree exits the pharmacy program for any reason, the Assistant or Associate Dean from the College of Pharmacy will notify the student’s secondary advisor along with the Director of Career Planning to assist the student in identifying a bachelor’s degree plan that would allow for continued pursuit of the master’s degree in progress.

Withdrawal from Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential Courses

Withdrawals from an advanced pharmacy practice experiential course will not be granted after the course begins, unless approval is granted by petitioning to the Director of Experiential Education. Either the student or the preceptor may request a withdrawal. Withdrawals may be granted by the Director of Experiential Education for two reasons:

  • Unsatisfactory clinical education experience - According to the Director of Experiential Education, the experience does not meet the educational needs of the student or provide a safe learning environment.
  • Exceptional change to personal circumstances. - The student has experienced the birth or adoption of a child, has to care for an ill family member and/or has developed a serious health condition or other acceptable documented reason during the semester of the scheduled experience.  

A student whose appeal is denied will receive the grade she/he earns for the course.