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The LAU School of Pharmacy offers three professional degrees:
The two pre-pharmacy or pre-professional years are at the entry-level of the curriculum. After successful completion of pre-pharmacy courses, students may apply for admission to the professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees. Pharmacy graduates may pursue the MS degree program in Pharmaceutical Development and Management to advance their knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical sciences.
The B.S. in Pharmacy program extends over five academic years including two years of pre-pharmacy and three professional years (P1, P2, and P3) of pharmacy education. After receiving the B.S. in Pharmacy, a student may apply for admission to the fourth professional year (P4) leading to the Pharm.D. degree. Successful completion of the B.S. in Pharmacy program qualifies graduating students to sit for the National Competency Assessment Examination (Colloquium) in Lebanon.
The Pharm.D. program extends over six academic years including two years of pre-pharmacy and four professional years (P1, P2, P3 and P4) of pharmacy education. Successful completion of the Pharm.D. program qualifies graduating students to sit for the North American Pharmacy Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) in the United States.
The M.S. in Pharmaceutical Development and Management program extends over two academic years. It provides the opportunity for a continuation of studies by pharmacy graduates and professionals who aim to gain more hands-on experience and further advance their career prospects in the field of study and the pharmaceutical industry.
The PGY1 pharmacy residency is a joint program between the LAU School of Pharmacy and LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital. It is a one-year program that accepts two residents annuallly. Pharmacy residents are provided with diverse clinical training experiences, education and research, along with opportunities to develop their professional, management and leadership skills and abilities.