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Marshall University adds bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.).

The new undergraduate program will prepare students for entry-level positions in industrial, academic or research environments and continued pursuit of advanced degrees in medicine, pharmacy or research.

“Targeted industries requiring bachelor’s degree-level pharmaceutical sciences skills include pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, biomedical and bioscience, testing laboratories and technical consulting services,” said Dr. Eric Blough, dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Marshall’s B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is also offered as part of accelerated dual degree programs that result in a B.S. / Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) or B.S. / master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences.

“This new academic program is a fast track to becoming a pharmacist,” said Blough. “The fourth year of the B.S. program overlaps with the first year of the Pharm.D. program, which enables students to graduate with a Pharm.D. in seven years rather than the traditional eight years.”

The program is now accepting applications for the 2023 fall semester. Prospective students must meet Marshall University admission requirements and have a minimum composite ACT score of 21 with a math score of 21, or a minimum SAT composite score of 1060 with a math section score of 530. Students who have not met the above requirements may gain admission to the B.S.P.S. program by completing Math 127 or 130 and English 101 with a grade of C or higher and at least 15 credit hours of college coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Additional information about the bachelor’s and dual degree programs is available at