Bloomsburg University enters into admissions agreement with Temple University School of Pharmacy
Bloomsburg University and the Temple University School of Pharmacy have entered into an agreement to guarantee admission for up to six qualified students per year to the PharmD program at Temple.
It will give the students an opportunity to earn both a Bloomsburg University undergraduate degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Temple University in seven years, saving a full year of time and costs.
The Temple University program will allow BU students majoring in chemistry or health sciences into the PharmD program at Temple following their junior year. BU students will then complete their final year enrolled in pharmacy coursework at the Temple University School of Pharmacy. That year will also serve to complete both their first year of study within the Doctor of Pharmacy program and concurrently to complete the final credits to receive their B.A. degree in chemistry or B.S. degree in health sciences from Bloomsburg University.
Candidates for admission must have a 2.7 or higher overall GPA at BU and complete all prerequisite courses.
“We are excited about the partnership between our two universities that will benefit our students interested in a career in pharmacy,” said Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Bloomsburg University provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs. “The Temple University School of Pharmacy has been preparing pharmacists for more than 100 years and it is wonderful that our students will be able to take advantage of all that the school has to offer.”
"The work of the Temple University School of Pharmacy is life-critical. In the last year, PharmD students have delivered the COVID-19 vaccine in community pharmacies, open lots in our Philadelphia neighborhoods, and right on our Main Campus,” said JoAnne A. Epps, executive vice president and provost, Temple University. “Our partnership with Bloomsburg University creates a secure and abundant pipeline of people who will be exceptional Pennsylvania-based healthcare professionals and who will influence innovations in disease management, even before graduation day."
The agreement is effective immediately, allowing current Bloomsburg University students to apply for admission.
“Faculty in the biology and allied health and chemistry departments have a long-standing collaboration to advise and mentor students interested in seeking admissions into professional programs. With this new partnership, we in the College of Science and Technology are thrilled to prepare and mentor students in central PA to have access to the Commonwealth’s premier school of pharmacy,” stated Latha Ramakrishnan, dean of BU’s College of Science and Technology.
About the Temple School of Pharmacy
Established in 1901, the Temple University School of Pharmacy carries more than a century’s worth of history and reliability in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education. Our programs, assets, and products provide opportunities to transform lives. Located in a pharmaceutical industry and healthcare hotspot, students benefit from long-standing connections across the job marketplace.
About Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,100 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.