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College of pharmacy and health sciences

College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Committed Community

At the Butler University College of Pharmacy & Health Services, you will find students and faculty who are invested in creating a community of health professionals committed to excellence. Our programs prepare students to become leaders in the in their chosen professions. The rigorous curriculum and supportive learning environment allows students to explore different options available in their respective fields. Students enjoy close relationships with instructors who are invested in their success, and study in state-of-the-art classrooms. Our “hands-on” approach gives students the ability to increase their critical thinking skills and gain experiences to take into the workforce. Our COPHS graduates achieve a 95% placement rate six months after graduation.

Fast Track to Success

We offer a direct pathway to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Following two pre-pharmacy years focused on core and science classes, undergraduates complete four years of in-depth pharmacy studies and field experiences.

Real World Experience

Faculty-guided research and experiential learning in a variety of clinical practices prepare our graduates to make valuable contributions as part of a collaborative healthcare team.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The rapidly growing Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) program consists of two undergraduate majors; Health Sciences and Healthcare and Business.   The health sciences major is specifically designed to prepare students for successful entry into healthcare related graduate programs (such as physician assistant, physical or occupational therapy, optometry, dentistry, medicine, etc.) The new healthcare and business major is excellent preparation for direct entry into the workforce or into business or healthcare focused graduate programs. 

Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy

Our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program prepares graduates to be highly skilled pharmacy practitioners: authorities on the use of medicines able to apply pharmaceutical and biomedical science to the practical problems of drug therapy.

Led by an exceptional faculty dedicated to individual student success, students develop leadership and service skills, clinical and communication skills, and strong external relationships through experiential learning opportunities.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Our Master of Physician Assistant Studies program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to join this fast growing profession. With our integration of classroom and clinical site training, our graduates leave ready to be integral members of high-quality, interdisciplinary patient care teams.

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a graduate program that allows students the opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty on scientifically relevant, and potentially publishable, research. Graduates of this program continue their education through a doctoral program or go on to work in pharmaceutical industry or academic institution.

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Dual Degrees

The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration dual degree program is a 6-year curriculum with courses in both Butler’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and College of Business. Learn more about the dual degree program.