Bachelor of Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy (BS to PharmD) Pathways California Northstate University College of Health Sciences
BS to PharmD pathways offer high school applicants two options to enter the professional Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Both options are designed to allow entering freshmen to complete their pre-pharmacy coursework and PharmD in an accelerated time frame if they meet specific criteria. Students accepted into a BS to PharmD pathway option will begin their program of study in the College of Health Sciences (CNUCHS) undergraduate program towards obtaining their BS degree while completing all prerequisite academic coursework. These students will work closely with the CNUCHS pre-health advisors to ensure completion of all the required criteria and academic course prerequisites in order to be able to be considered for admission to our College of Pharmacy (CNUCOP).
These students will also be required to participate in at least one activity per year sponsored by CNUCOP. The CNUCOP campus activity is designed to educate pre-pharmacy students about their future profession through community health service opportunities, specialty career exploration workshops, lab experiences, and special professional education sessions. The BS to PharmD pathways offer priority acceptance to CNU PharmD program provided they meet all the PharmD admission requirements. In addition, students have the opportunity to complete the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in an accelerated time frame--six to seven years instead of the traditional eight years.