The CPP is best described as pre-pharmacy + 2 + 2 program. Students admitted into the program complete the first two years at UTPA fulfilling the pharmacy pre-requisites; participate in a guaranteed interview, if successful, matriculate to UT Austin COP to complete the first two years of the pharmacy curriculum; and then return to UTPA and the Rio Grande Valley to complete the third and fourth years of the pharmacy curriculum.
Pre-Pharmacy – at UTPA
Coursework in English, mathematics and the natural sciences, etc. See complete list.
Pharmacy Curriculum - at UT Austin COP
Year 1: A broad foundation in physiology, pathology, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy administration
Year 2: An interdisciplinary approach to disease management and patient care through case-based learning
Pharmacy Curriculum - at UTPA
Year 3: Advanced coursework in disease management and patient care
Year 4: Seven 6-week experiential rotations at pharmacy practice sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley