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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance

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The Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance program provides reserved seats in the PharmD program at USciences, provided students meet all of the progression criteria.  Students in this program will be able to earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees in as little as six years after graduation from high school. Eligible U1 students will spend their first two to four years in Misher College of Arts and Sciences (MCAS) and then transfer to Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (PCP) for the four professional years of the PharmD program. Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance program students who do not move to the PharmD program after two years must move to a degree-granting program in MCAS or PCP before the start of their third year. These students may apply to the PharmD program during their U3 and U4 years. Upon successful completion of all requirements of the PharmD or other degree-granting program, students will receive their degree. 

For more information about Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance, contact: 

Jessica Sautter
Program Director, Misher Pre-Professional Studies and Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance and Interim Associate Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Medical Sociology
Phone: 215.895.1155

Sample Pre-Pharmacy Early Assurance Curriculum

First Year

Second Year

Credits/Semester: 18

Spring Semester

  • Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement Credits: 3

Credits/Semester: 18


  1. Students may elect BS 132 /133 and BS 134 /135.
  2. Students may elect CH 111 /113 and CH 112 /114 and CH 211 /212 and CH 213 /214.
  3. Students may elect MA 122. 

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