Academic Affairs

Our Mission

To develop individuals to enter pharmacy practice with a commitment to patient welfare and the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assume responsibility for the outcomes of drug therapy for their patients.

Department of Pharmacy Practice

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Our historic reputation

Since 1904, Butler's pharmacy programs have led the way for progressive pharmaceutical education at an independent college/university. The program's long and distinguished history means that Butler is a trusted educational choice. Recently the US News & World Report ranked the Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 54th in the country in a listing of the top pharmacy colleges. The college is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Curriculum design

Butler's core curriculum is integrated into the two-year, pre-professional phase of your education. This comprehensive, liberal arts-based education prepares you for both your career and a lifetime of learning. The professional education follows: four years of intensive study with a rigorous mix of classroom, laboratory and experiential learning.

Innovative space and personal attention

Flexible classroom spaces permit learning in a traditional setting or in cooperation with small groups. Network access in all classrooms and residence halls accommodate computer-assisted teaching. Most importantly, our renovated laboratories and classrooms encourage collaboration. Students learn from professors and licensed professionals who know their students by name and care about their learning accomplishments.

Automatic advancement into the professional phase

If a student attains the requisite requirements during his/her pre-professional studies, he/she will automatically advance to the professional phase without any additional application procedures.

Butler graduates are in demand

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the North American Pharmacy Licensing Exam ( NAPLEX), the national examination which leads to the licensure as a pharmacist. The passing rate for Butler pharmacy students on the NAPLEX is consistently above the national average, and in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 and 2008 it was 100%. We have the 7th highest board pass rates in the country, and we are the #1 private institution with a 99.26% passing rate.

The college also has a 100% job or residency placement rate, with many employment offers extended before graduation. Our graduates typically have 2-4 job offers from which to choose.