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The B.S. in Pharmacy program extends over five years with 174 credits to complete, including two years of pre-pharmacy followed by three professional years (P1, P2 and P3) of pharmacy education.
The B.S. in Pharmacy curriculum includes didactic and laboratory courses, and practical experiences (Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) as described below.
The Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) are laid out progressively throughout the first three professional years. They provide students with an introduction to the profession of pharmacy and prepare them for the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) that are scheduled for the professional year 4 (P4). IPPEs provide balanced experiences between community pharmacy and hospital practice, and are under the supervision of qualified preceptors. During IPPEs, students observe the real-world practice of healthcare professionals, participate in the daily activities of the practice site, gain hands-on experience by applying their knowledge to patient care and pharmacy operations, and further the development of their professional skills and behaviors.
|PHA308||Pharmaceutical Analysis & Biotechnology||2|
|PHA309||Pharmaceutical Analysis & Biotechnology, Lab||1|
|PHA312||Medicinal Chemistry I||3|
|PHA314||Dosage Forms I||3|
|PHA315||Dosage Forms I, Lab||1|
|PHA313||Medicinal Chemistry II||3|
|PHA316||Dosage Forms II||3|
|PHA317||Dosage Forms II, Lab||1|
|PHA325||Pharmacy Practice & Ethics||2|
|PHA398||Pharmacy Practice Management I (IPPE)||3|
|PHA421||Drug Information & Literature Evaluation||2|
|PHA422||Pharmacokinetics & Biopharmaceutics||4|
|PHA435||Pharmacognosy & Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine||2|
|PHA449||Dispensing & Pharmaceutical Care||3|
|PHA497||Introduction to Professional Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE)||1|
|PHA499||Pharmacy Practice Management II (IPPE)||2|
|PHA550||Introduction to Pharmacogenomics||1|
|PHA560||Clinical Nutrition & Diet Therapy||2|
Clinical Pharmacokinetics or
|PHA570||Professional Pharmacy Practice-Hospital/Drug Information Experience (IPPE)||6|
|PHA571||Professional Pharmacy Practice-Community Experience (IPPE)||6|
|PHA510||U.S. Pharmacy Law & Regulation||2|
|PHA512||Lebanese Pharmacy Law & Regulation||1|
|PHA572||Professional Pharmacy Practice-Inpatient Care Experience (IPPE)||12|
A total of six credits of professional electives (as one-credit or two-credit courses) should be completed before graduation.
In addition to LAU’s undergraduate academic rules and procedures, students enrolled in the B.S. in Pharmacy program must observe the following regulations:
A student can register in a course up to three times, including withdrawals. A student is dismissed from the School if he/she fails to score at least a letter grade C in the same PHA course after three attempts.
A student is placed on probation if his/her cumulative GPA is below 2.00 at the end of a semester for all courses taken at LAU during that semester, irrespective of incomplete grades or withdrawals.
A student on probation may not carry forward more than 13 credits in a regular semester and is advised to repeat as soon as possible the courses with a letter grade F or D.
A student who does not come off academic probation within two consecutive semesters of enrollment at LAU (Summer modules excluded) will be suspended regardless of any incompletes and semester withdrawals.
A student suspended after academic probation must submit a petition to the Registrar’s Office. Readmission into LAU is not guaranteed and each case is carefully reviewed for its own merit.
A student readmitted after suspension will be placed on probation and given two semesters, excluding summer semesters, to remove the probation. Failure to remove the probation will lead to the student’s dismissal from the University.
A student must pass all professional program courses with a minimum letter grade C in order to advance to the next professional year.
A student may carry over to the next professional year only one course with a letter grade D, D+ or C- after securing the approval of the School Academic Council. Courses from which students have withdrawn or scored a letter grade F may not be carried over. A carried over course must be completed with a minimum letter grade C within the next academic year or Summer semester in order to be promoted to the next professional year.
A student must successfully complete all P1 and P2 didactic courses of the program prior to enrolling in the P3 Pharmacy Practice Experience courses (PHA570, PHA571, and PHA572).