Program Director: Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science is a cooperative articulation between FPU and California Health Sciences University (CHSU), in which a student completes three years of coursework at FPU and then, in the fourth year, completes the first year of the graduate-level curriculum at CHSU*. This degree is intended not only to serve the student but to also serve the community by fostering retention of health professionals in the Central Valley. Successful completion of the degree requirements requires that the student be accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program in the CHSU College of Pharmacy and that the student complete a minimum of 32 transfer units in the first year of studies in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Upon successful completion of this first year of graduate studies, the student is awarded a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science. In this program, all general education requirements are completed at FPU along with the prerequisite requirements for CHSU, as well as other courses specific to the major. However, acceptance into, and completion of, the first year of studies in the Doctor of Pharmacy program are dependent upon CHSU and the student. FPU provides no guarantee of either.
*Both institutions must remain WASC Senior College and University Commission accredited to transfer course work.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Comprehend and apply major organizing concepts in science.
- Participate in the process of science. This includes the design and execution of experiments, the critical evaluation of methods, results and conclusions, and the oral and written communication of such activities.
- Demonstrate the skills and subject matter competence necessary to gain admittance to, and perform well in, graduate-level pharmacy programs.
- Apply theological and ethical principles to biomedical concerns.
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