Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D)


At Dalhousie’s College of Pharmacy, we ensure students have core knowledge by providing high-quality educational experiences and learning opportunities to pharmacists at all stages of their careers. Dalhousie's College of Pharmacy is now offering an undergraduate-level entry-to-practice Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) program which will fully replace our current BSc (Pharmacy) undergraduate pharmacy program. 

This four-year, intensive program gives students the education and experience they need to become a practicing pharmacist. Our Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, which has been offered for over 20 years, offers students the ability to solve real-life problems in a small group setting. This means fewer lectures and more experiential learning to prepare students for real-world scenarios. Our 7 skills lab courses build on the learning from other courses and use simulated pharmacy experiences to prepare for practice experiences in the field. We also offer Critical Appraisal Courses, which help students identify appropriate and credible sources of drug and treatment information, search efficiently, helping them become very skilled in critically appraising all that they review and read.

Currently across Canada, this new pharmacy degree is an intensive program of both academic and clinical education, with 40 weeks of clinical rotations, over the current 20 weeks in the BSc (Pharm).

The College of Pharmacy has been providing quality education for over 100 years, with over 3500 graduates now in the workforce. The university is also exploring the potential development of a program for current practitioners and graduates of the BSc (Pharmacy) to convert to the Pharm D. As we continue to work toward offering this program for current practitioners, we will keep our community informed.