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School of Pharmacy

292 Health Sciences
Phone: (307) 766-6120, FAX: (307) 766-2953

Dean: Kem Krueger
Associate Dean of Students: Tonja Woods


SREEJAYAN NAIR, B.S. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipol, India 1989; M.S. 1991; Ph.D. 1996; Professor of Pharmacology 2014, 2002.
JUN REN, B.S. Beijing University 1985; M.D. Peking Union Medical College 1989; Ph.D. University of Alberta 1994; Professor of Pharmacology 2005, 2002.

Associate Professors

E. KURT DOLENCE, B.S. University of Wyoming 1983; Ph.D. University of Kentucky 1987; Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry 2005, 1999.
GUANGLONG HE, B.S. Anhui Normal University 1986; M.S. Chinese Academy of Sciences 1994; Ph.D. 1997; Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry 2019, 2013.
KEM P. KRUEGER, Pharm.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D. University of Arizona 1998; Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2011, 2005.
TRACY D. MAHVAN, B.S. University of Colorado 1995; Pharm.D. 1998; Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2006, 2000.
RESHMI L. SINGH, B.S. Bombay University 1999; M.S. University of Toledo 2001; Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2005; Associate Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2019, 2013.

Assistant Professors

MICHELLE BLAKELY, B.A. University of South Alabama 2005; M.Ed. Auburn University 2008; Ph.D. 2011; Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2018.
TRAVIS BROWN, B.S. Washington State University 2002; Ph.D. Washington State University 2008; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science 2012.
JARED S. BUSHMAN, B.A. University of Utah 2003; M.S. University of Rochester 2006; Ph.D. 2008; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science 2014.
KAREN MRUK, B.A. Drew University 2003; Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Medical School 2012; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Science 2018.
BASKARAN THYAGARAJAN, B.S. Madras Medical College 1994; M.S. Banaras Hindu University 1996; Ph.d. Karl Franzens University 2001; Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics 2011.

Clinical Professor

MICHELLE L. HILAIRE, Pharm.D. Duquesne University 2002; Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2016, 2010, 2004.

Clinical Associate Professors

JAMIE R. HORNECKER, B.S. Texas Tech University 1999; Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2003; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2012, 2005.
JANELLE L. KRUEGER, B.S. University of Wyoming 1992; M.S. University of Kansas 1997; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2013, 2005.
TONJA M. WOODS, Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2002; Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2009, 2003.

Clinical Assistant Professors

LAUREN BIEHLE, Pharm.D. University of Georgia 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012.
CATHERINE CARRICO, B.A. Austin College 20016; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado 2012; Clinical Assistant Professor 2014.
JED DOXTATER, B.S. University of Montana 2006; M.S. University of North Dakota 2013; Clinical Assistant Professor 2015.
BECKY S. LINN, B.A. University of Wyoming 1997; Pharm.D. 2002; Clinical Assistant Professor 2013.
B.S. University of Colorado Boulder 2004; Pharm.D. University of Colorado Denver 2009; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2014.
B.S. University of Wyoming 2000; Pharm.D. 2012; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice 2014.
THANH-NGA NGUYEN, B.S. University of California Santa Barbara 2002; Pharm.D. University of Wyoming 2012; Clinical Assistant Professor 2014.
ALIVN OUNG, Pharm.D. MCPHS University 2014; Clinical Assistant Professor 2016.
JEREMY VANDIVER, B.A. University of Colorado 2006; Pharm.D. University of Colorado 2010; Clinical Assistant Professor 2012.

Assistant Lecturers

ANTOINETTE K. BROWN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1992; Assistant Lecturer 2013.
B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; Pharm.D. 2010; Assistant Lecturer 2012.

Drug Information Director

MELISSA L. HUNTER, B.S. University of Wyoming 2000; Pharm.D. 2004; Associate Research Scientist 2013, 2007.

Professors Emeriti

Emery Brunett, Ph.D.
Bruce W. Culver, Ph.D.
Linda Gore Martin, Pharm.D.
Kenneth F. Nelson, Ph.D.
Robert B. Nelson, Ph.D.
Robert D. Scalley, Pharm.D.
Beverly, Sullivan, Pharm.D.
M. Glaucia Teixeira, Ph.D.
Weeranuj Yamreudeewong, Pharm.D.

Deans Emeriti

John H. Vandel, B.S. Pharmacy
Linda Gore Martin, Pharm.D.

Vision, Mission and Values

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy will be nationally recognized for innovative research, teaching and pharmacy practice that develops scholar-practitioners and substantively enhances the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy exists to advance the educational and professional development of our students, generate and translate scientific findings into meaningful innovations in healthcare, and positively impact the health and well-being of the communities we serve. We accomplish this through:

  • Innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that integrate research, teaching and pharmacy practice
  • The development of scholar-practitioners capable of ethically leading and embracing change and substantively enhancing health outcomes
  • Individualized, faculty-led student educational experiences

As a result, we will attract, recognize and retain the very best students, faculty and staff to drive the success of the School.

Statement of Values

The UW School of Pharmacy community is committed to supporting and promoting individual and collective excellence in teaching, research, service and pharmacy practice.  We value responsibility, compassion, respect, and integrity in all endeavors.The mission of the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is to be recognized as a leader in pharmacy education by:

Learning Outcomes

The University of Wyoming adheres to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Center for Advancement of Pharmaceutical Education (CAPE) educational outcomes 2013. This multipage document (and its supplements) can be accessed at The school has outlined student/curriculum learning outcomes; these are available on the school website.

Student/Faculty Relations

The faculty and staff at the School of Pharmacy treat students as adults and expect appropriate behavior as beginning professionals. The School of Pharmacy recognizes that the profession of pharmacy demands of its members the utmost degree of professional competence, ethical behavior, and integrity. Upon enrolling at the University of Wyoming SOP and at the start of each academic year, all students will sign a pledge acknowledging that they have received and read the current Honor Code and that they have made a personal commitment to uphold the code and abide by its principles. Similarly, the School of Pharmacy Code of Professional Expectations for faculty and staff is built on the foundation of respect for others, personal responsibility, the creation and maintenance of trust, and honesty and truthfulness. The administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wyoming should strive to set an example of ethical leadership and professional behavior as those trais are essential for good social and business interactions.

Accreditation and Membership

In Wyoming, as in most other states, one requirement for examination and registration as a pharmacist is graduation from an accredited entry-level professional program at a school or college of pharmacy. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the national accrediting agency for pharmacy, accredits pharmacy degree programs.

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at UW was most recently accredited in 2012 following an on-site evaluation by the ACPE in October 2012. Verification of current accreditation status may be made by: a) contacting the Dean’s Office, School of Pharmacy; b) connecting to; c) contacting the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (190 South LaSalle Street, suite 2850 Chicago IL 60603, (312) 664-3575; or d) by checking the latest Annual Directory of Accredited Professional Programs published by ACPE.

The school is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and adheres to its educational standards.

Preprofessional Program and Requirements

Applicants for the professional program in pharmacy must complete preprofessional requirements before they can be admitted. Usually, a minimum of four semesters (two academic years totaling 66 credit hours) is required to complete preprofessional requirements.

All preprofessional coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation in the professional program.

Graduates of fully accredited high schools may be admitted to the preprofessional program with a math placement score of 3 or an ACT math score of 23.

Preprofessional Program (PPCY) Required Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year: Fall Hours
CHEM 1020 4
First-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
LIFE 1010 4
MATH 2200 4
Total Hours 15
First Year: Spring Hours
CHEM 1030 4
LIFE 2022 4
Communication I (COM1) 3
US and WY Constitutions (V) 3
STAT 2050 4
Total Hours 18
Second Year: Fall Hours
Communication II (COM2) 3
Human Culture (H) 3
CHEM 2420 4
KIN 2040 3
KIN 2041 1
MOLB 2021 4
Total Hours 18
Second Year: Spring Hours
MOLB 3610 5
CHEM 2440 4
Human Culture (H) 3
ZOO 3115 4
Total Hours 16


Students entering the university in the preprofessional program must fulfill University Studies Program (USP) requirements. The School of Pharmacy is committed to ensuring graduates are truly educated individuals with a broad general education as well as professional knowledge and skills. This general education component is achieved by completion of the University Studies Program requirement. Each student, both professional and preprofessional, is assigned an adviser to assist him or her in making appropriate academic choices.

Professional Doctoral Program


Admission to the professional program leading to the entry-level Pharm. D. degree is limited to 52 students per year and is highly competitive. Admission is granted by the School of Pharmacy Dean upon the advice of the School of Pharmacy Admissions Committee. Students applying to the UW School of Pharmacy must use the PharmCAS application ( process. All materials (PCAT scores, and Letters of Recommendation) are submitted to UW using this service. The School of Pharmacy requires no supplemental application. Students granted admission to the professional program will have to pay a one-time, non-refundable, seat fee to guarantee their placement into the entering class. In addition students will be required to complete any immunizations necessary for experiential rotations. As part of a College of Health Sciences requirement students are also expected to complete and pass a background check prior to final admission to the professional program.

Students must meet, with or without accommodation, specified requirements. The School of Pharmacy's Technical Standards can be found at

The School of Pharmacy provides opportunities to ensure that our students have co-curricular experiences in both our didactic and experiential program. Providing options for students that are co-curricular allows students to choose activities that interest them and will allow them to grow as future health professionals. A portion of co-curricular activities throughout the degree program will be required and assessed.

Program of Study

Requirements for Graduation

The degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is granted upon satisfactory completion of 146 hours in the professional curriculum in accordance to the school's academic standards and the fulfillment of the general university requirements. Transfer students who have previous professional pharmacy credits accepted as partial completion of residence work may not earn a degree from this university for less than 30 semester hours of resident credit in the professional program of this School of Pharmacy over a minimum of two resident semesters.

Graduation with Honors

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy is authorized to grant honors for academic excellence.  A Doctor of Pharmacy with honors designation is awarded by the University of Wyoming to students who graduate with exceptional scholarship in Pharmacy.

Exceptional scholarship in pharmacy is defined as a student who is on track to graduate with their class from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and is in the top 5% of their class based on their pharmacy GPA (as assessed at the end of the fall semester of their P4 year). The Pharmacy GPA is calculated on the basis of required professional pharmacy curriculum coursework and excludes required or selected elective hours. The honors distinction must be approved by a School of Pharmacy faculty vote.

Academic Honesty and Professional Conduct

Students admitted to the professional program are required to participate and sign the University Of Wyoming School Of Pharmacy Honor Code. Failure to sign the honor code will result in a withdrawal of admission offer or termination from the professional program.

Academic Standards for Progression and Graduation

The course of study in the School of Pharmacy (SOP) is four academic years leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD). The required professional coursework is organized in a prescribed, non-negotiable, sequential manner. All students have a P-designation identifying their year in the program (P1, P2, P3, P4). Required professional courses (PHCY courses) from any national or international pharmacy programs will not be applied to the UW PharmD degree. The student may petition that coursework to be applied to the program but must replace those credit hours with additional elective courses. Courses taken as S/U, including electives, are usually considered unacceptable in fulfilling program requirements. Auditing PHCY courses by students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy program is also not allowed.

The academic standards herein described are expected to be followed by all students admitted to the professional program. Any violation will constitute grounds for probation or termination from the professional program and will delay progression towards advanced coursework. Probation is a period of time in which the student is allowed to continue in the program under supervision. Students that do not meet academic standards and are placed on probation will have to submit a petition that includes an individualized plan of study for the next semester. This plan must be developed by the student in agreement with and signed by the academic advisor. The petition will be reviewed by the Student Affairs Committee (SAC), which will send a recommendation to the Dean for approval or denial. A leave of absence may be necessary in cases where poor academic performance is due to a medical or personal hardship. A leave of absence may be necessary in cases of medical or personal hardship but may adversely affect academic performance. The student may appeal sanctions related to violations of the academic standards and decisions that result in probation and termination in the program. Appeals start at the School level, followed by College and University levels, according to policy.

Academic Standards

  1. A grade of D or lower, or course withdrawal, in any required course of the professional program constitutes failure to progress toward the PharmD degree and result in probation.
  2. A grade of D or lower, in any elective course of the professional program constitutes failure to progress toward the PharmD degree and result in probation.
  3. Students must earn a GPA of 2.000 or better in both University coursework and professional program courses each semester and cumulatively.
  4. Students must be considered full time with coursework applicable to the pharmacy degree during each semester while in good standing.
  5. Incomplete coursework must be completed prior to progression into the next academic semester and will halt progression in experiential coursework.
  6. Students who earn a D or lower in any experiential coursework will have their rotation sequence halted.
  7. A course taken in the professional pharmacy program course can be repeated only once.
  8. A maximum of three required courses are allowed to be repeated during the degree program.
  9. Failure to meet any academic standards for two semesters (not necessarily consecutive) in didactic and/or experiential coursework results in automatic termination from the professional program.
  10. Failure of two experiential courses, not necessarily consecutive, results in termination from the professional program.

Elective Credits Policy

The purpose of electives at the School of Pharmacy (SOP) is to complement the pharmacy curriculum, expand knowledge within a specific pharmacy discipline and to ensure completion of the general liberal arts education of the University of Wyoming. Therefore, the following policies have been approved by the faculty for the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program (thereafter, Program).

  1. As published in the University Catalog and SOP brochure students are required to complete a minimum number of electives, specific for the student’s year of matriculation into the Program. This number may vary and may be modified as adjustments are made to the professional curriculum to comply with accreditation standards. Students will be made aware of this number during initial orientation into the Program and kept informed of any changes during their stay in the academic program.
  2. Students must take elective courses to satisfy first the requirements of the University Studies Program (thereafter, USP) and then complete the remaining required electives credits as general elective coursework (Program-approved required number of elective hours).
  3. Students are required to complete all USP requirements even if they exceed the minimum number of elective hours initially defined in their Program in order to graduate from UW.
  4. Transfer or online courses from other accredited institutions may be honored as elective credits toward the Program. Students are solely responsible to have all transcripts from other schools sent to the University and make sure that the Manager of Student Services and advisors are aware of any transfer work in the professional program.
  5. All required hours (including electives) must be completed by students before progressing into the P4 rotation year. Students will not be allowed to progress toward the 4th year rotations if university studies requirements were not fulfilled.
  6. Students shall not take electives as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) credit.
  7. Students will not be allowed to progress toward the 4th year rotations if university studies requirements were not fulfilled.
  8. Credit by exam through the Foreign Languages Dept. will not be accepted as fulfillment of elective requirements in the Program. However, it is a student’s right to earn credit by exam for Wyoming History and Government, and Physical Education lecture while receiving elective credits toward the Program and fulfilling USP requirements.

For procedures and handling of all exceptions to these policies, the students should consult the SOP brochure, the student handbook, the SOP website, or check with the Manager of Pharmacy Student Services or the Associate Dean of Students.


The School of Pharmacy offers only the four-year curriculum leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

In order to keep abreast with changes in pharmaceutical education, the following curriculum is subject to change or modification as required by the accrediting agency. Students should be aware that changes must be expected and they will be included in their academic program. The School of Pharmacy does not plan to change graduation requirements inadvertently, but does reserve the right to change any provisions or requirement deemed necessary at any time within the student's term of residence. Students should note that classes are usually scheduled Monday through Friday, but may include some evening and weekend coursework. Required coursework including exams, experiential activities, presentations, etc. may take place outside the scheduled class period.

Doctor of Pharmacy Required Curriculum

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year: Fall [PH1] Hours
PHCY 6100 4
PHCY 6106 2
PHCY 6110 3
PHCY 6140 3
PHCH 6160 1
ZOO 4125 5
Total Hours 18
First Year: Spring [PH1] Hours
PHCY 6102 4
PHCY 6111 3
PHCY 6120 4
PHCY 6151 2
PHCY 6152 3
PHCY 6161 1
PHCY 6170 1
Total Hours 18
Second Year: Summer [PH2] Hours
PHCY 6480 4
PHCY 6482 4
Total Hours 8
Second Year: Fall [PH2] Hours
PHCY 6215 3
PHCY 6245 3
PHCY 6230 4
PHCY 6245 3
PHCY 6260 1
Electives 2
Total Hours 16
Second Year: Spring [PH2] Hours
PHCY 6246 3
PHCY 6231 4
PHCY 6261 2
PHCY 6251 3
PHCY 6270 1
Elective 3
Total Hours 16
Third Year: Fall [PH3] Hours
PHCY 6312 3
PHCY 6341 4
PHCY 6344 1
PHCY 6350 4
PHCY 6357 2
PHCY 6360 1
Electives 2
Total Hours 17
Third Year: Spring [PH3] Hours
PHCY 6300 2
PHCY 6301 1
PHCY 6344 2
PHCY 6351 4
PHCY 6353 2
PHCY 6361 2
PHCY 6370 2
Total Hours 15

FOURTH YEAR [PH4]: Consists of nine experiential rotations of four credit hours each and three reflective learning weeks. Rotations are considered full-time. Students may not enroll in any other coursework concurrent with rotations. Consequently, all other coursework (107 credits) must be satisfactorily completed before enrollment in P4 coursework. Note: Students will be required to live in locations other than Laramie when enrolled in experiential rotations. Responsibility for living cost and travel arrangements associated with experimental rotations rests with the student. Students participating in all experimental activities will be required to have a vehicle or an acceptable approved alternative.

FOURTH YEAR [PH4]: Summer, Fall Hours
Experiential Rotations 1 4
Experiential Rotations 2 2
Experiential Rotations 3 4
PHCY 6485 1
Experiential Rotations 4 4
Experiential Rotations 5 4
Experiential Rotations 6 4
PHCY 6485 1
Experiential Rotations 7 4
Experiential Rotations 8 4
Experiential Rotations 9 4
PHCY 6485 4
Total Hours 39

Students must complete the following Core or Required Experiential Rotations (subject to change):

  • 6470-Internal Medicine I
  • 6473-Ambulatory Care I
  • 6471-Internal Medicine II or 6474 Ambulatory Care II
  • 6481-Advanced Community Pharmacy
  • 6483-Advanced Institutional Pharmacy
  • Plus 4 Plus 4 Elective Rotations (PHCY 6465)

Graduate Study

The School of Pharmacy offers the Master of Science in Health Services Administration and the Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Pharmacy (M.B.A./Pharm.D.) dual degree.

M.S. in Health Services Administration

The School of Pharmacy offers a Master of Science online degree in health services administration. This degree is geared toward new and mid-career pharmacists and other health care professionals who want to become department directors, patient safety coordinators and/or directors, regulatory compliance officers, clinical research associates, health outcomes researchers or advance practice pharmacists.

The program also benefits health care workers in fields such as management positions, pharmaceutical sales representatives, medical science liaisons and pharmacy technician educators as well as new clinical faculty at newly established pharmacy colleges.

Available nationwide -- excluding students in Massachusetts -- the master’s program is delivered via a mix of online self-study and online project-based coursework.

The program can be completed in two years of part-time study. Students must travel to the UW Laramie campus for two weekend seminars during the two-year program. Graduates will be expected to complete 30 credit hours of coursework and a comprehensive final exam. Coursework will be completed over five consecutive semesters.

A prospective student should have earned at least a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. To find out more about the application process please see the following website or contact the Student Services Office.

M.B.A./Pharm.D. Program

The School of Pharmacy offers a M.B.A./Pharm.D. program. This dual degree program is geared toward students who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree. This multidisciplinary graduate program provides pharmacy students with a complementary business degree to start their own business or to advance into management positions during their careers. Students acquire management and leadership decision-making skills that will allow then to excel in their chosen field of practice. A dual M.B.A./Pharm.D. degree allows a student to diversifying their skill set and enhance their value to prospective employers.

The Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration takes five years to complete - four years of Pharmacy studies and one year of M.B.A. core courses. Students spend their first year (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) in the M.B.A. program taking core courses and completing a summer experiential project (30 credits). The next four years will encompass the traditional Pharm. D. curriculum, including the M.B.A. Capstone course in Year 2. Students completing this program will earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.

Pharmacy (PHCY) Courses

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