Doctor of Pharmacy


The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program is tailored to educate and prepare students for dynamic careers as skilled pharmacists. This comprehensive five-year curriculum seamlessly integrates in-depth coursework, hands-on training, and immersive learning experiences to equip graduates with the essential knowledge and proficiencies required to deliver exemplary pharmaceutical care to patients.

Program Duration: Spanning typically over five years, the Pharm.D. program encompasses:

Degree prgramsSemesterSubjects
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D)1028

Curriculum: The Pharm.D. curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to establish a robust foundation in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical sciences, and pharmacy practice. Encompassing a wide spectrum of subjects including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, ethics, pharmacy law, therapeutics, patient care, and healthcare systems, the coursework ensures graduates possess a profound understanding of drug therapy, patient management, and the pharmacist’s pivotal role within the healthcare landscape.

Experiential Learning: Beyond traditional classroom education, Pharm.D. programs emphasize experiential learning, cultivating practical skills and proficiencies imperative for real-world pharmacy practice. Through diverse clinical rotations, internships, and hands-on training across various pharmacy settings—ranging from community pharmacies and hospitals to clinics and research institutions—students gain firsthand experience, enabling them to apply knowledge, interact with patients, collaborate with healthcare professionals, and hone clinical decision-making acumen.

Licensing and Certification: Upon successful completion of the Pharm.D. program, graduates are required to pass local licensure examinations, or international equivalents such as the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX), to obtain their pharmacist license. Some graduates may also opt to pursue board certification in specialized pharmacy areas, such as pharmacotherapy, ambulatory care, or critical care.

Continuing Education: The field of pharmacy is perpetually evolving, marked by novel drugs, therapies, and regulatory shifts. To remain at the forefront and maintain professional competency, pharmacists are encouraged to embrace lifelong learning through continuing education programs, conferences, and professional development endeavors. Many pharmacists choose to pursue advanced degrees such as MS/MPhil./Ph.D. programs, residencies, or fellowships, enabling specialization in distinct pharmacy domains or facilitating careers in research and academia.

In essence, the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program offers a comprehensive and immersive educational journey for aspiring pharmacists. Graduates are armed with vital knowledge, skills, and substantial clinical exposure, empowering them to deliver impeccable pharmaceutical care, champion patient safety, and make enduring contributions to the healthcare ecosystem.

Career Pathways: Pharm.D. graduates are aptly prepared to explore a myriad of career pathways within pharmacy practice. They can serve as pharmacists in diverse settings including hospitals, community pharmacies, clinics, managed care organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory bodies, drug inspection roles, academia, and government agencies. Operating at the heart of patient care, pharmacists collaborate with healthcare teams, provide medication counseling, monitor drug therapies, and ensure the prudent and effective utilization of medications.

Our Pharm D degree represents a leap beyond the conventional degrees offered at other pharmacy colleges in Narowal. At Arcturus Group of Colleges, we offer an inclusive program that encompasses core subjects, specialized areas, and practical research in pharmaceuticals. Our educational approach begins by imparting foundational knowledge to students and providing them with the tools to grasp more complex subjects as they progress through the degree. Our commitment is to ensure that students studying under the banner of Arcturus Group of Colleges in Narowal develop a holistic understanding of the complete dimensions of health influenced by modern-day pharmaceuticals. The Doctor of Pharmacy program spans five years and adheres to an annual system, duly sanctioned by the academic council, the Higher Education Commission, and the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan.

Eligibility for Admission:

Min. Eligibility for Admission
(FSc Pre-Medical marks)
1Doctor of Pharmacy5/10Minimum 60% Marks in Intermediate / A-Level or equivalent (Pre-Medical)100

Fee Structure:

Doctor of Pharmacy
5 Years Program
1050-1100                     75,000
880-1049                   85,000
660-879                   95,000

Admission Fee Rs. 20,000 is payable at the time of admission.

*Board Verification, Registration Fee, University Fee & Examination Fee would be charged as per Actual.