Bloomsburg University enters into agreements with Fairleigh Dickinson and Temple University pharmacy schools


The agreements will allow qualified students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years, saving a full year of time and costs.

Both agreements will allow Bloomsburg students majoring in chemistry or health sciences, following their junior year, to complete their final year enrolled in pharmacy coursework 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.

At Fairleigh Dickinson, candidates for admission must have a 3.3 or higher overall GPA at Bloomsburg and complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of B- or better. Reserved admission is limited to a maximum of five Bloomsburg students each year.

At Temple, candidates for admission must have a 2.7 or higher overall GPA at Bloomsburg and complete all prerequisite courses.

"These agreements will benefit our students who are interested in attending pharmacy school, giving them a path to save both time and money," said Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Bloomsburg University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. "The Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy is preparing pharmacists for the 21st century with increased roles in the health care field. 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 agreement is effective immediately, allowing current Bloomsburg students to apply for admission.

About Farleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy
As a fully accredited program by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), FDU's PharmD program meets the academic requirements for licensure in all 50 states. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete other requirements. Professional licensure and certification requirements may vary state to state, and are also subject to change. Students should contact the appropriate licensing agency in each home state to obtain the most up-to-date information.

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.