The 3+4 and 4+4 Pathways to University of the Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Program allow students to enter Arcadia’s Biology and Chemistry majors having a clear pathway to achieving a doctorate in Pharmacy degree from University of the Sciences. Students may choose either 3+4 or 4+4 pathway, and may choose to switch pathways before the start of their Junior year. The accelerated 3+4 track includes taking elective Pharmacy courses at University of the Sciences during the Senior year which will be transferred to Arcadia as major undergraduate electives. University of the Sciences guarantees five seats to Arcadia undergraduates, with additional seats possible. This program is open to Arcadia University undergraduate students who have completed appropriate coursework, including transfer students that have completed the required biology and chemistry courses. Students will receive a BA or BS in Biology or Chemistry at the end of Year 4. Students interested in the program will discuss with their advisors whether taking graduate courses as Senior electives is appropriate for the student during their Junior year.
Entrance requirements for the 3+4 and 4+4 Pathways to University of the Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Program include:
Acceptance into Arcadia University undergraduate program.
Completion of at least two years of coursework at Arcadia with GPA of 3.0 overall, and STEM GPA of 2.7.
Application to University of the Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy program 12 months before commencing coursework at University of the Sciences.
The 4+4 Pathway to University of the Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy Program will not require any change in coursework for BI or CH students during their undergraduate curriculum.