USI sets path to pharmacy degree with Sullivan

Southern Indiana University and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Services in Louisville have approved a Doctor of Pharmacy Pathway Agreement. USI says the agreement allows USI undergraduates who have completed three years of all prerequisite courses to take Sullivan’s PharmD program.

USI says the goal is to allow students to graduate in a more affordable and faster time frame than the traditional route.

As part of the agreement, when students complete specific courses, credits will be transferred to USI for students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

“Under the Pathway program, students can complete both their undergraduate degree and their Doctor of Pharmacy degree in as little as six years,” says Dr. Dale English, associate dean of student affairs at SU COPHS. “It allows students to enter the workforce as a pharmacist one to two years faster than traditional doctoral programs in pharmacy, and the current job market continues to show demand for the services of a pharmacist. in most of the United States, including Kentucky, Indiana and surrounding states.

USI says it began considering a partnership with Sullivan due to more students choosing the school for PharmD studies.

“These students will take courses that will allow them to earn a Bachelor of Science degree at USI while preparing them to apply for and enroll in the Pharm.D program,” says Dr. Kenneth Walsh, chair of the Department of Chemistry and associated. Chemistry teacher. “In the past, these students may have left USI after three years, but now they can complete their Bachelor of Science at the end of the first year of the PharmD program at Sullivan without adding additional coursework or time. It is a perfect example of USI’s value proposition to transform the lives of our students through exceptional learning and intentional innovation.

USI says that undergraduate classes will be held on the USI campus and all professional-level classes will be held on the COPHS campus of Sullican University in Louisville.

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