Doctor of Pharmacy
Our mission is to provide innovative and interprofessional educational experiences in the health sciences. Connecting with a liberal arts perspective, we develop life-long learners who serve society as dedicated health professionals, scholars, and community leaders.
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program that prepares students to be compassionate pharmacy practitioners who possess the knowledge and skills required as authorities on the use of medications, and who can apply pharmaceutical and biomedical science to the clinical application of drug therapy.
Doctor of pharmacy practitioners trained at Butler contribute to the interdisciplinary delivery of health care to improve patient outcomes and serve as drug therapy information specialists. Butler PharmD graduates are also prepared for advanced specialty professional studies and for graduate study in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Experiential rotations are opportunities for students to learn by doing. This crucial part of the pharmacy training program places students in working environments where they put classroom theories into practice.
During the final year of the professional phase, students participate in 10 one-month rotations at community pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory clinic practices, and other nontraditional pharmacy experiences, including clinical and basic research in the laboratory. There are numerous choices for the type and locations of rotations at excellent sites throughout Indiana with options across the nation and abroad.