Biology, B.S. to Pharmacy, Pharm.D. Accelerated Program

Obtain an undergraduate degree at Saint Louis University and then a Pharm.D. at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis in seven rather than eight years through this accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Students working toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology at SLU can apply for admission at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy (UHSP) in St. Louis after three years of undergraduate study. Courses taken as part of the first professional (P1) year of study at UHSP in St. Louis will also satisfy senior-level degree requirements for the bachelor's degree. 

Program Highlights

  • The B.S. degree in biology at SLU will satisfy all prerequisites for admission to the Pharm.D. program at UHSP.
  • Sixteen credits from the first year of the Pharm.D. will be used to meet the remaining B.S. in biology degree requirements.

For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following programs:

Biology, B.S.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

Students may apply to the accelerated B.S. to Pharm.D. program after having completed 15 credits at SLU and prior to achieving 45 total credits. Students must have a minimum of a 2.70 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to apply. Transfer students will be considered on a case by case basis and must meet eligibility requirements.

Course Substitutions

The following first professional (P1) year courses of the Pharm.D. at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis will satisfy the bachelor degree requirements outlined.

  • BIOL 4360: Principles of Immunology  (2 credits) will satisfy an upper-division biology elective.
  • BIOL 4432: Medical Physiology (3 credits) will satisfy an upper-division biology elective.
  • BIOL 4350: Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab (3 credits) will satisfy an upper-division biology. elective.
  • BIOL 4401: Principals of Drug Action (4 credits) will satisfy an upper-division biology elective and Senior Inquiry elective.
  • PHAR 4102 Introduction to Patient Care (4 credits) will satisfy an upper-division biology elective.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
Participation in First-year Mentoring Events  
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
BIOL 4330 Spring Flora of the Ozarks 4
Year Two
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
Critical course:  ENGL 3xxx-4xxxEnglish Literature Course 3
A&S Core 3
Participation in Second-year Mentoring  
BIOL 3040 Cell Structure & Function 3
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
A&S Core 3
A&S Core 3
A&S Core 3
A&S Core 3
Year Three
BIOL 3470 General Physiology Laboratory 1
BIOL 4540 Human Systemic Physiology 3
BIOL 4640
BIOL 4650
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
A&S Core 3
BIOL 3420 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates 5
PHYS 1330
PHYS 1340
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
A&S Core (Social Science Course) 3
BIOL 3010 Evolutionary Biology 0,3
A&S Core 3
 Total Credits103-106