The PharmD Honors Research Program of the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) aims to enrich the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum by offering students the opportunity to design, execute, and present a research project. In addition to fulfilling the normal coursework requirements of the PharmD curriculum, students in the PharmD Honors Research Program complete a research project under the direction and guidance of a faculty mentor. The PharmD Honors Research Program is designed for select students of strong academic merit who choose to pursue a longitudinal research project in addition to the required curriculum. Students in the program complete hands-on original research using contemporary and advanced scientific methods. It is an expectation of the PharmD Honors Research Program that projects should lead to presentations at national meetings and/or publications in a professional scientific journal. Students often find the PharmD Honors Research Program to be an avenue towards expanded career opportunities and specialization. Students successfully completing the PharmD Honors Research Program will be recognized at graduation, on their transcript and diploma as having “Graduated with Honors in Research.”

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Honors Thesis Study Course (2 credits)

Interested students should email the PharmD Honors Research Program Committee Chair at: sop-pharmd.honorsresearch@cuanschutz.edu