Pharmacy, 3+N Program

The seven-year Bachelor of Arts in any College of Science and Technology major and Doctor of Pharmacy is a combined program between the College of Science and Technology and the School of Pharmacy. The program is designed for high-achieving students. Students must apply through the Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies.

Students must meet the admissions requirements for early admission to the Temple University School of Pharmacy. The 3+4 option is only with Temple University School of Pharmacy. If interested in applying to other schools, students will need to follow a 4+4 option in order to obtain both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

Undergraduate Contact Information:

College of Science and Technology
Office of Student Services
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203
215-204-2890
cstadv@temple.edu

Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
215-204-2513
healthadvising@temple.edu

Guidelines for Completion of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Science & Technology

  • Bachelor of Arts candidates in the College of Science and Technology (CST) must complete all requirements for the major before entering the School of Pharmacy with the exception of the following:

1. Biology majors may count up to three of the following first year Temple University School of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical Sciences courses as Biology electives:

PS P155 Principles of Infectious Diseases so long as the student has not previously earned credit for BIOL 3317;
PS P151 Medicinal Chemistry I or PS P164 Pharmacology so long as the student has not previously earned credit for BIOL 4375;
PS P152 Medicinal Chemistry II so long as the student has not previously earned credit for BIOL 4376.

2. Chemistry majors may count the following first year Temple University School of Pharmacy course as a Chemistry elective:

PS P151 Medicinal Chemistry I so long as the student has not previously earned credit for BIOL 4375/CHEM 4401.

  • College of Science and Technology students may count up to 33 equivalent credit hours from the first year at the School of Pharmacy as equivalents of upper-level credits in the College of Science and Technology or College of Liberal Arts.
  • College of Science and Technology students may count up to 33 equivalent credit hours from the first year at the School of Pharmacy to fulfill their general credit hour requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Science and Technology.
  • Appropriate course sequences for majors offered by the College of Science and Technology will be available in the Office of Student Services (1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203) or Pre-Professional Health Studies (1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100) and will be shared with prospective and current students. 

Suggested Academic Plan for CST + Pharmacy School 3+4 Program

Below is a suggested academic plan. Individual plans will vary based on previous course work, AP credits, performance on University placement tests, and specific undergraduate major. Students who qualify for the 3+4 program will develop an individual academic plan with Pre-Professional Health Studies during their first semester at the University.

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I 
Honors General Chemical Science I 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 7
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
BIOL 1111 or 1911Introduction to Biology I4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II 
Honors General Chemical Science II 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 3
Apply to 3+4 Program 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 2112 or 2912Introduction to Biology II4
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry I 
Organic Chemistry for Majors I 
Organic Chemistry for Honors I 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 7
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry II 
Organic Chemistry for Majors II 
Organic Chemistry for Honors II 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 11
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
PHYS 2021 or 2921General Physics I4
Select one of the following13-4
Mammalian Anatomy 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 8-7
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
PHYS 2022 or 2922General Physics II4
Select one of the following13-4
Mammalian Physiology 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 
Major / General Education / Elective Credits 8-7
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 90
First Year - Pharmacy School
Approximately 33 credits of course work completed during the first year of Pharmacy School will be applied to the CST major's total number of earned hours needed for the completion of the degree requirements for graduation. For some majors, course work will count as elective hours in the major; for all others, course work counts as elective hours toward the completion of the minimum of 123 credits for the undergraduate degree. In planning an undergraduate schedule it is essential to consult with an academic advisor.
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Students may take one of the following course sequences for the Anatomy & Physiology requirement:

KINS 1221 & KINS 1222

KINS 1223 & KINS 1224

BIOL 2233 & BIOL 3334

Students may NOT mix and match these courses.

Notes:

  1. Students in the Accelerated Program must have been pre-approved through Pre-Professional Health Studies (PPHS) and have signed an "Intent to Pursue" form by their second semester. This form must be on file with PPHS.
  2. Because students in an accelerated program must meet both the course requirements for entry to professional school and the course requirements for their major, it is necessary for these students to consult with an advisor in their major as well as PPHS as early in their academic career as possible. Failure to do so may make completing the required courses in the first 90 hours impossible.
  3. The academic plan presented here is a generic plan; the actual plan will depend on choice of major and number of AP credits applied from high school transcript.
  4. With some exceptions, CST students must complete the requirements for their major within their first 90 hours; course work in the first year of professional school counts as elective hours toward degree completion.
  5. Biology Majors - Some of the course work during the first year of Pharmacy School can be counted for Biology electives as well as general electives for degree completion. Certain electives are excluded. Be sure to consult with an academic advisor.
  6. Non Life-Science Majors - In order to complete the required courses in 3 years, majors that do not overlap with pre-medical course requirements must have AP credit, take an overload, or enroll in summer session classes.