Health Sciences, B.S. to Pharmacy, Pharm.D. Accelerated Program
The program allows students working toward a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at SLU to apply for admission into the first professional (P1) year of the Pharm.D. after three years of undergraduate study in the Health Sciences program. Courses taken as part of the P1 year will reverse transfer to Saint Louis University and fulfill senior-level degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy provides a challenging learning environment where pharmacy students can explore a variety of practice settings, develop medication expertise, and become leaders in the profession and their communities. The curriculum focuses on preparing students to provide interprofessional, evidence-based, patient-centered care in any practice setting, achieving positive drug therapy outcomes for patients.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, weighted or unweighted, as reported on the high school transcript at the close of the junior year.
- Completion of at least three years of high school math and science; four years of each is highly recommended.
- Minimum official test score (only one of the following is required):
- 26 composite ACT
- 1240 composite SAT, Math + Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (tests taken since March 2016)
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
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.
|BIOL 1240 |
& BIOL 1245
|Principles of Biology I |
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
|CHEM 1110 |
& CHEM 1115
|General Chemistry 1 |
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
|Critical course: HSCI 1000||Introduction to Health Sciences||1|
|HSCI 2000||The U.S. Health Care System||3|
|MATH 1510||Calculus I||4|
|Critical course: BIOL 1260 |
& BIOL 1265
|Principles of Biology II |
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
|CHEM 1120 |
& CHEM 1125
|General Chemistry 2 |
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
|CMM 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|MATH 1300||Elementary Statistics with Computers||3|
|THEO 1000||Theological Foundations||3|
|ENGL 1900||Advanced Strategies Of Rhetoric and Research ‡||3|
|Critical course: HSI 2200||Medical Terminology||3|
|BIOL 3020||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||3|
|CHEM 2410 |
& CHEM 2415
|Organic Chemistry 1 |
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
|Critical course: HSCI 3200||Health Law and Policy||3|
|PHYS 1310 |
& PHYS 1320
|Physics I |
and Physics I Laboratory
|ECON 1900||Principles of Economics||3|
|BIOL 3040||Cell Structure & Function||3|
|CHEM 2420 |
& CHEM 2425
|Organic Chemistry 2 |
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
|Critical course: HSCI 2500||Human Development across the Lifespan||3|
|PSY 1010||General Psychology||3|
|THEO 2XXX||Theology Elective||3|
|SOC 1100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|PHIL 1050||Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality||3|
|BIOL 4640 |
& BIOL 4650
|General Microbiology |
and General Microbiology Laboratory
|Critical course: HSCI 3700||Research Methods †||3|
|Critical course: HSCI 4000||Neuroscience in Everyday Life||3|
|Critical course: HSCI 4100||Healthcare Technology||3|
|Critical course: HSI 3300 |
& HSI 3310
|Anatomy & Physiology I |
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
|Critical course: HSI 3400 |
& HSI 3410
|Anatomy & Physiology II |
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
|Critical course: HSCI 4600||Consumer Healthcare Technology||3|
|HSCI 4700||Quality Management †||3|
|ENGL 2XXX||English Literature Elective ‡||3|
|XXXX: Healthcare Ethics||3|
Writing intensive course
ENGL 1900 satisfies Composition I requirement; ENGL 2XXX satisfies Composition II requirement
Students will spend 3-years at Saint Louis University in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. They will spend 4-years at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will be awarded after completion of their first Pharm.D. Professional Year.
Please visit St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s website for more information about the PharmD portion of this degree at www.stlcop.edu.