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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacy Studies Major, B.S.

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Pharmacy Studies Program Information

P.O. Box 70414
Phone: (423) 439-6338
Room 212, Building 7, VA Medical Center
Web Address: https://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/

Email: pharmacy@etsu.edu

ETSU offers an articulated degree program in pharmacy studies wherein a student who begins the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program without an existing Baccalaureate degree can earn a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies. Foundational pharmacy courses comprising the first year of pharmacy school apply toward the credits for both the undergraduate and the professional degree. These credits serve as the major for the undergraduate degree.

Students applying for the articulated program are required to have been accepted for admission and matriculated into the Gatton College of Pharmacy. Interested students meeting those requirements should contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Gatton College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Studies focuses on the basic sciences that underlie drugs and drug therapy.  This nonlicensure degree prepares individuals for advanced studies that may lead to becoming a pharmacist, or for careers in pharmaceutical science and research, pharmaceutical administration and sales, biotechnology, drug manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and related fields. Includes instruction in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and toxicology, dosage formulation, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulations.


Students interested in the BS in Pharmacy Studies should contact:

Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Office of Student Affairs (423) 439-6338 or visit GCOP website: https://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/

Special Admission Requirements

This degree is only available to students who have been admitted into the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and who have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree. Admission to Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University is based on a competitive selection process involving applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission. Prospective students should have competitive grade point averages and Pharmacy College Admission Test score.  Students should refer to the Gatton College of Pharmacy website (https://www.etsu.edu/pharmacy/) for information about admission requirements and the application process.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 67-68 credits
     Science Core    (29-30 credits)
     Major Field Core    (38 credits)
Free Electives 10-12 credits
TOTAL 120 credits


General Education Requirements   

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Pharmacy Studies Major: 67-68 credits

Free Electives: 10-12 credits

Students with sufficient credits upon entry may transfer courses to meet this requirement provided the courses were completed at a senior-level institution; otherwise students may complete additional pharmacy courses to satisfy this requirement.

No Minor Required

Additional Information

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements. 

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