Huntington University Offers Faster Pre-Pharmacy Program

August 15th, 2012

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Huntington University Offers Faster Pre-Pharmacy Program

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Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at 9:02 am

Huntington University will launch an accelerated pre-pharmacy program this fall that will allow students to earn their doctorate degrees in pharmacy as much as two years faster.
Students in the track will take two to three years of pre-pharmacy study at Huntington and then directly enter a four-year pharmacy doctoral program at another institution, without first having to complete a bachelor's degree.
The accelerated route is becoming more common among students, Huntington said in its announcement of the program Tuesday.
The track builds on Huntington's biology and chemistry programs as well as its accredited nursing program, multiple exercise science programs and high rate of medical-school acceptance for pre-med graduates. The university also is launching a new bachelor's program in pre-athletic training this fall as well as developing a master's and doctoral-level program in occupational therapy.
Students in the accelerated track who change their early entry plans would have the option of completing a degree in biology or chemistry at Huntington. Students who prefer a more traditional track to pharmacy school still may complete a four-year degree in chemistry or biology.
"As the higher-education landscape continues to shift, it's vital for us and for students to find the fastest, most solid routes to good careers," Del Doughty, interim senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a statement. "This track makes good sense from any number of perspectives, and it will provide a significant savings of time and money for students who want to pursue a faster route to the pharmacy field."