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Drugs are one of the greatest innovations of the modern era. When used appropriately and knowledgeably, they can improve and save lives. Yet we all recognize how easily they can be misused and misapplied. That is where you come in. By studying the benefits and risks of medicinal drugs, you can support the wellbeing of your entire community. Are you up for the challenge?

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Program Overview

This program is designed to lead you to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. You’ll complete 92 credits as an undergraduate student, apply for pharmacy school, and finish the remaining 28 credits as a Doctor of Pharmacy student. Your first three years will involve studying core requirements, many of your major requirements, and general electives. Most students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Pharmeceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree after four years of higher education (3 years of undergrad + 1 year of PharmD). After three more years in the PharmD program, you’ll then get your Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

It is worth noting that if you are not accepted into the PharmD program, you will be on track to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences after four years of undergraduate coursework. Students who are accepted to the PharmD program (and thus, earn their bachelor's degree in pharmeceutical sciences), may not double-major in biomedical sciences due to the substantial content overlap between these two programs.

Dual Degree Option

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy and the School of Arts & Sciences have partnered to offer a 3+4 dual degree program. In the 3+4 dual degree program, students spend three years at CUW as an undergraduate student taking classes towards a BSPS, while fulfilling the pre-pharmacy course requirements for CUW’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Upon admission into the PharmD program at CUW, students begin the four-year PharmD program. Students use courses taken during their PharmD program to fulfill BSPS degree requirements. In the 3+4 dual degree program, students earn a bachelor’s degree at the end of the first year in the Doctor of Pharmacy program, with the PharmD degree awarded at the end of the four-year PharmD program.

The 3+4 program is a great option high school students should consider when applying to colleges. It is also a great option for Concordia freshman or sophomores to explore. At Concordia, you can work on your undergradate degree while also working toward a quick pathway to earning your Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

Pharmacy Early Assurance Program for High School Students

For those high school seniors who know they want to be pharmacists, they should consider the early assurance program. With early assurance, high school students indicate on their CUW undergraduate application of their desire to attend Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Any students who progress along the program and meet the requirements do not have to re-interview for Concordia's School of Pharmacy and do not have to take the PCAT exam. Essentially, they have early assurance they will be admitted to the School of Pharmacy to earn their PharmD. Learn more about the early assurance program here

What to Expect

Pharmacy requires extensive knowledge within science, thus our pharmeceutical sciences program is very rigorous. With a career as a pharmacist as your ultimate goal, you strive to be the expert in the biochemistry of the body, the impact of pathological conditions, and the interaction with the pharmaceutical agents prescribed.

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