Public Health Concentration

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is committed to providing a quality education that enables students to provide optimal team-based care and be recognized as servant leaders in their communities.  To foster independent, life-long learning and to aid in professional identity formation, special concentrations are available for students to pursue.  In general, special concentrations will include requirements across the didactic and experiential curricula in addition to self-guided work.  Below is an outline of requirements for the public health concentration. Students will gain an understanding of and appreciation for:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health behavior
  • Population health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health promotion
  • Disease prevention


P1 year:
  • Core courses provide an introduction to topics within public health
      • PHRM 5111, 5206, 5210
  • Apply for or express interest in concentration
P2 year:
  • Conduct a and reflect on an interview with the pharmacist in public health practice employed outside of the School of Pharmacy
  • Complete at least 2 hours of supplemental education or experience in public health
    • To be approved by Academic Affairs
  • Complete an elective in concentration
    • PHRM 9001, 9003, 9022, others when applicable
P3 year:
  • Complete electives in concentration (see above)
  • Complete project in concentration
  • Complete 3 hours of supplemental education based on topic
    • To be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs and/or concentrations mentor
P4 year:
  • Complete 8 credit hours (2 rotations) of advanced pharmacy practice experiences with public health emphasis or focus
  • Present results from the project
    • May be Honors Day or other venues as applicable