The Xavier University College of Pharmacy holds a place of distinction among the nation’s colleges of pharmacy. The College is dedicated to bringing minority youth into the learned profession of pharmacy. For years, Xavier has been among the top three producers in the nation of African Americans with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Even with that commitment to minority education, the College remains open to all races.
The mission of the Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy is to prepare pharmacists to impact the medically underserved communities, particularly African Americans, in an effort to eliminate health disparities through patient-centered care, community service, and scholarly work.
To achieve this mission, the curriculum provides:
1. Instruction in the physical, chemical, biological, behavioral sciences, and management.
2. A clinical component designed to develop graduates skilled in:
-Monitoring and evaluating drug therapy
-Providing drug distribution
-Providing drug information to other members of the health care team and to the public
-Effectively relating to patients and to other health care professionals
3. Motivation to increase competency after graduation through continuing education
4. An opportunity to engage in meaningful scientific research as preparation for further study in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences.
Students benefit from expert guest lecturers and receive experiential training from preceptors in an array of practice sites in the Greater New Orleans area, the state of Louisiana, and across the country.
To be eligible for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, a student must have pursued college level work for six years (four of these in the College of Pharmacy) and have completed a minimum of 209 semester hours of work. The student must have a 2.00 grade point average for courses attempted in the four-year professional curriculum.