Accelerated Biochemistry (BS) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)

Accelerated Biochemistry (BS) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)

Accelerated Biochemistry (BS) and Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)

Program Overview

This five-year program is designed for the high achieving student to obtain their BS in Biochemistry and MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences at an accelerated pace.

Application Process

Applicants to the accelerated program will submit all application materials by January 15th of the spring semester of their third year at Rowan (nominally “junior” year). The graduate admissions committee in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will review the applications and students will be notified by February 1.

Application for admission requires:

A minimum overall GPA of 2.8 in undergraduate coursework
A complete application form including personal statement
A letter of nomination/recommendation from Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

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Program Curriculum

The complete program consists of 133 credits: 102 credits of undergraduate coursework and 31 credits of graduate course work. This accelerated program saves students time and money by counting 18 credits of graduate coursework toward their undergraduate Biochemistry degree. Students will begin taking graduate level courses during their senior year. Due to the accelerated nature, students will only be eligible for the non-thesis track of the pharmaceutical degree.

Students will pay undergraduate tuition and fees for all undergraduate courses and for two graduate courses taken their first semester senior year. Students will then pay graduate tuition and fee rates for all additional graduate courses (25 credits).

Example Sequence of Coursework (coming soon)

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the accelerated B.S./MS (non-thesis) dual degree program in Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, students must meet the following requirements:

Completion of all program requirements for the B.S. in Biochemistry (maintain cumulative GPA of 2.0).
Completion of all program requirements for the M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (non-thesis)maintain cumulative GPA of 3.0 as well as obtain no grade less than B- in any of the graduate courses
Upon completion of the requirements above, the student will be granted both a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.