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Health Sciences, B.S. to Pharmacy, Pharm.D. Accelerated Program

The B.S. in Health Sciences to Pharm.D. accelerated 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. The Pharm.D. is offered through the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. 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. 

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.

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

Health Sciences, B.S.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, 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.
  • 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (satisfies CORE 3800)
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 (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
HCE 1600 Embodiment, Life, and Death in Context (satisfies CORE 1600) 3
STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
 Credits18
Summer
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 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
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
HSCI 2500 Human Development across the Lifespan 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 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 (Critical course:  satisfies CORE 4000) 3
HSCI 4000 Neuroscience in Everyday Life 3
HSCI 4100 Healthcare Technology and Informatics 3
 Credits14
Spring
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
CORE 3500 Cura Personalis 3: Self in the World 1
HSCI 4600 Consumer Healthcare Technology 3
HSCI 4700 Quality Management and Performance Improvement 3
XXXXCore Elective 3
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits109-110

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.

Apply for Admission

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