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Health Sciences, Bachelor's to Pharmacy, Pharm.D. Accelerated Program

The B.S. in health sciences to Pharm.D. accelerated program at Saint Louis University allows students working toward a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences 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. The Pharm.D. is offered through the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Courses taken as part of the P1 year are eligible for reverse transfer to SLU and can fulfill requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. 

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis 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.

Students interested in becoming a pharmacy scholar should speak to their advisor and visit our Pharmacy Scholars Program.

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

Health Sciences, B.S.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

Students should declare their interest in the accelerated B.S. to Pharm.D. program to their program as soon as possible during their SLU bachelor's to receive the proper advising, after completing 15 credits at SLU but prior to achieving 45 total credits.

Students must complete the UHSP application by December 1st of the year prior to their anticipated start of the Pharm.D. UHSP will notify students by February 1st of the admission decision.

Students are recommended to 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. 

The following are considerations in the admission decision:

  • Students should have no grades below a C- in prerequisite courses to the Pharm.D. and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher and a core math and science grade point average of 2.7 or higher; 

  • Students must successfully complete all designated prerequisite courses at SLU, listed below, or at a regionally accredited college or university, in order to be accepted to the Pharm.D. program; and 

  • Students must successfully complete an interview and writing assessment.  

  • As admission requirements can change over time, SLU students should consult UHSP’s website (www.UHSP.edu) for the admission requirements that are in place at the time of application and admission. 

Pharm.D. Prerequisite Courses

CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory *
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory *
4
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory *
4
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory *
4
BIOL 3020Biochemistry and Molecular Biology *3
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory *
4
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory *
4
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab *
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab *
4
BIOL 4640
BIOL 4650
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory *
5
or BLS 4510
MLS 4515
Medical Microbiology
and Medical Microbiology Laboratory
MATH 1510Calculus I *4
MATH 1300Elementary Statistics with Computers *3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory *
4
ENGL 1900Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research3
ENGL 2XXX3
CMM 1200Public Speaking3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
or SOC 1120 Introduction to Sociology: Diversity and Health Emphasis
ECON 1900Principles of Economics3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations (or other approved General Liberal Arts/Humanities course)3
or THEO 1600 God-Talk
or PHIL 1700 The Examined Life: Ultimate Questions
or HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context
Total Credits69
 

UHSP courses to reverse transfer to SLU

A total of 8-11 credits from Professional Year 1 Pharm.D. coursework is eligible for reverse transfer to SLU towards the bachelor's:

  • MGMT 4100 Public Health Fundamentals in Pharmacy (3 credits) [reverse transfers for HSCI 2100 Healthcare Management] 
  • BIOL 4101 Medical Physiology (3 credits) [reverse transfers for PSY 4390 Abnormal Psychology] 
  • PHIM 4110 Information Mastery I Evidence-Based Medicine & Informatics (2 credits) [reverse transfers as elective credit] 
  • PHAR 4114 Integrated Pharmacotherapy: Self-care and Dermatology (3 credits) [reverse transfers for HSCI 4500 Hot Topics in Healthcare] ^
*

Denoted core math/science prerequisite.

^

Optional course

 

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
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1110
CHEM 1115
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
HSCI 1000 Introduction to Health Sciences 1
HSCI 2000 The US Health Care System 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I 4
 Credits18
Spring
Critical course:  BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120
CHEM 1125
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
CMM 1200 Public Speaking 3
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context 3
STAT 1300
or MATH 1300
Elementary Statistics with Computers
or Elementary Statistics with Computers
3
 Credits18
Summer
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research 3
HSCI 2200 Medical Terminology 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
BIOL 3020 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 3
CHEM 2410
CHEM 2415
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ECON 1900 Principles of Economics 3
HSCI 3200 Aspects of Health Law 3
PHYS 1310
PHYS 1320
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
4
 Credits17
Spring
CHEM 2420
CHEM 2425
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
HCE 1700 Death, Disability, Disease, and the Meaning of Life 3
HCE 3240 Bioethics after Auschwitz 3
HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
 Credits16
Summer
HSCI 3300
HSCI 3310
Anatomy & Physiology I
and Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
4
HSCI 3400
HSCI 3410
Anatomy and Physiology Lecture II
and Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
4
 Credits8
Year Three
Fall
BLS 4510 Medical Microbiology 4
MLS 4515 Medical Microbiology Laboratory 1
HSCI 3700 Research Methods 3
HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
ENGL 2XXX 3
 Credits17
Spring
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
CORE 4500 Reflection-in-Action 0
HSCI 3800 Global Perspectives in Epidemiology 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits113

Writing intensive course

ENGL 1900 satisfies Composition I requirement; ENGL 2XXX satisfies Composition II requirement

Program Notes

Students will spend three years at Saint Louis University in the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. They will spend four years at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences will be awarded after completion of their first Pharm.D. professional year.  

Please visit the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis's website for more information about the Pharm.D. portion of this degree at https://www.uhsp.edu.

Contact Doisy College of Health Sciences:
Julie Miller
Recruitment specialist
314-977-2570
dchs@health.slu.edu