In addition to complying with the Rights and Responsibilities section of the Butler University Student Handbook (www.butler.edu/student-handbook), students enrolled in College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs will also be expected to comply with the Professional Conduct Code outlined in the COPHS Student Handbook, available at www.butler.edu/cophs/handbooks.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Physician Assistant Education Association. The pharmacy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through June 2020. The physician assistant program holds Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with ARC-PA Standards. For this program, the next validation review is expected to be in 2027.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree that provides eligibility for licensure as a pharmacist. The College also offers a Doctor of Pharmacy with pharmaceutical science or patient care research emphasis, a Doctor of Pharmacy with medical Spanish emphasis, a Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration dual-degree program that awards both the PharmD and MBA degrees upon simultaneous completion of the respective degree requirements, and a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The College offers the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree (MPAS) that provides eligibility for licensure as a physician assistant.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). Two majors are offered within the BSHS program. The health science major is more clinically focused and can serve as preparation for graduate programs for a variety of health science careers. The healthcare and business major will be offered in collaboration with the Lacy School of Business.
For general information on applying and admission to any Butler graduate program or course, see the Admission Information and Requirements section of this bulletin. College- and program-specific requirements are detailed within this site.