The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences may be earned after a successful completion of a minimum of two years of required pre-pharmacy coursework and the first two basic science intensive years of the Pharm. D. curriculum. The B.S. Pharmaceutical Science degree is intended for students that enter the professional pharmacy program without a prior four-year degree and/or who intend to pursue graduate studies.
The courses shown here must be completed before entering the professional pharmacy program. The sequence of courses is illustrative and, if proper prerequisites are satisfied, the student may alter the order in which the courses are taken.
In addition, applicants to the professional pharmacy program must present proof of having completed at least 20 hours of volunteer or paid service in a pharmacy, other health care, or social field, a writing assignment about the experience, and one evaluation form from someone involved with the applicant in such an experience. The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) must be taken within two years of application.
Professional Pharmacy Curriculum
Students must apply for admission to the professional program. Students enrolled in the professional pharmacy curriculum are assessed a supplemental fee. This fee does not apply to pre-pharmacy students. Refer to the fees section of this catalog for details. Students must demonstrate proficiency in pharmaceutical calculation by successfully completing a competency assessment prior to entering the second professional year.
The Upper-Division Writing Requirement must be met by successfully completing PHAR 550 or an upper-division writing course from the approved list in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog. See index.
Required credits: 120