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Department of Pharmacy Practice

The Department of Pharmacy Practice builds on the fundamentals of pharmaceutical sciences so that students gain the knowledge and expertise to become skilled pharmacy practitioners once they complete the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. The department provides instruction for some of the courses leading up to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree and is responsible for the majority of the curriculum in the last two years of the professional program (P3 and P4) leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The department's faculty also precept students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) and provide pharmacy services at community pharmacies, clinics and health systems throughout the state.

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SDSU winners of Zada Cooper Scholarship

The Chi chapter of Kappa Epsilon was formed in 1956, the year after the national organization created the Zada Cooper Scholarship. In the fraternity’s first 30 years, two SDSU students received the scholarship. In the last 36 years, there have been 20 recipients.

Hansen awarded prestigious pharmacy scholarship

South Dakota State University pharmacy student Madisen “Maddi” Hansen, of Watertown, has received a prestigious national scholarship through the Kappa Epsilon pharmacy fraternity.

SDSU pharmacy student honored nationally

Ellie Balken, a South Dakota State University pharmacy student, has received a couple major recognitions from the nation’s largest and oldest association of pharmacists in the United States.