2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

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SDSU student

Jane Mort, Acting Dean
Dan Hansen, Assistant Dean for Student Services
SAV 133 Box 2202C
Xiangming Guan, Assistant Dean for Research
SAV 271 Box 2202C
E-mail: SDSU.pharmacy@sdstate.edu


The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions is nationally recognized for excellence in preparing students to provide high quality, patient-centered, and population-based pharmacist care. In the area of problem-solving research, the College has great momentum. Research teams led by faculty are making progress on projects that can enhance the health and wellbeing of people around the world. The College’s growing research portfolio includes oncology, unique drug delivery systems, addiction to drugs and alcohol, cardiovascular health, dementia, ophthalmic medicine, and new models of pharmacy care. 


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Department of Pharmacy Practice  

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Public Health

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements/Regulations

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions offers a six-year course of study (2-year pre-pharmacy and 4-year professional program phase) leading to an entry level Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The Pharm.D. is a professional degree which enables graduates to pursue diverse career opportunities and ensures that their pharmacy education prepares them for future changes in the profession. The program provides unique opportunities for students who want to make a significant contribution to the health care needs of today’s society.

Preparation for the Major
In high school the student should take an academic curriculum in preparation for entrance to college. A sound basic education in science and mathematics courses is an essential part of preparation for the study of pharmacy. Good written and verbal communication skills are important. Students planning to transfer from another college or university should consult with the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions early in their academic careers to plan coursework that will transfer to the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and meet pre-pharmacy requirements.

Additional information regarding the Pharmacy Major can be found under the Pharmacy Major section.

Medical Laboratory Science Program

The Medical Laboratory Science degree contains two years of pre-MLS and 2 years of MLS coursework as either a fully face-to-face on campus program or an online program for practicing associate degree professionals (upward mobility program).  Students must meet all of the system and general education requirements, as well as complete the specific program requirements as listed in the specific MLS degree option.


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Membership in the Academy of Student Pharmacists is open to all students in the College, including pre-pharmacy students. Kappa Psi and Kappa Epsilon are pharmacy fraternities for men and women. Rho Chi and Phi Lambda Sigma are scholastic and leadership organizations, respectively. The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is an organization representing scientists working in the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies. The major goals of these organizations are to provide a better appreciation of the scope and aims of the profession and to develop leadership potential.

Medical Laboratory Science Program

Membership in the SDSU Medical Laboratory Science club is open to all MLS students.  Rho Lambda Tau National Medical Laboratory Honor Society is a scholastic and leadership organization.  These organizations provide students with experience in networking and leadership as a health care professional.


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