Fast Track to PharmD
Have you decided the profession of Pharmacy is right for you?
BSPS students may be eligible to Fast Track to the UM PharmD program and earn both degrees in 7 years instead of 8!
How does Fast Tracking work?
BSPS students are eligible to Fast Track if they earn a minimum of 105 credits by the end of the Junior year, successfully complete all UM PharmD prerequisite courses, and apply and gain admission. Students begin the PharmD program instead of completing senior level BSPS coursework, and receive the bachelor’s degree at the end of the P1 year.
What is the difference between the BSPS and PharmD degrees?
The BSPS is an undergraduate degree that focuses on the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Graduates of the BSPS program are not eligible for liscensure as pharmacists.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) is a professional graduate degree that prepares students to become licensed health professionals. Pharmacists are medication experts responsible for dispensing medicines, patient counseling, and other roles in disease state management.