College of Pharmacy

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

Associate Dean for Internal Programs: Malone

Assistant Dean for External Programs: Stanovich

Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice: Ernsthausen

Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Science: Schneider

Chair, Experiential Education: Dauterman

Professors: Hvizdos, Malone, Sekar, Shinn

Associate Professors: BasuSarkar, Dudley, Earle, Ernsthausen, Khupse, Mosler, Parker, Perry, Schneider, Vaglenov

Assistant Professors: Berlekamp, Dauterman, Edwards, Guy, Lewis, Rao, Stanovich, Ternullo, Thompson

Assistant Professors of Teaching: Burkart, Surowiec


The University of Findlay's Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575; fax 312-664-4652, website

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

Competency Requirements

All students at The University of Findlay must demonstrate competency in computer use and/or speech, reading, and writing.

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 during the P1 through P4 years will be required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 and a minimum 2.0/4.0 each semester. In the P5 and P6 years each student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0. In addition, all students P1-P6 must obtain a minimum grade of 2.0/4.0 in all required courses. 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 National 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; For students wishing licensure in other states, the Board of Pharmacy in that state should be contacted directly.

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 Students and Degree Holders

Transfer students and students who already have a college degree may be admitted to fill vacancies in the first year, second year, and the beginning of the third year. 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 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 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA at other institutions until actually enrolled at The University of Findlay in the pharmacy program.

For International Students

Either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test (iBT), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (academic) is a pharmacy school admission requirement for all international applicants and green card holders whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from an English speaking university from the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, or Canada.

Applicants must have a verified minimum total score of 90 on the TOEFL iBT, a minimum overall score of 7.0 on the IELTS, with a minimum score of 7.0 on each of IELTS subtests, or a minimum Pearson Test of English (academic) score of 65.

Students who are not American citizens or permanent residents must provide an affidavit of financial support (original).

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 holds at least P4 status in the pharmacy program, and has at least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and (if previous graduate coursework has been completed) at least a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average.

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.

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, following completion of all P3 requirements, the student may take up to a total 12 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 Graduate Student Academic Standards 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 as assigned by the preceptor.