BSPS Curricular Changes

PGY1 Ambulatory Care Residency Program


The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that our revised Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) curriculum has been approved by the university. Over the past year, faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners worked extensively to create a state-of-the-art undergraduate program that speaks to current job market needs, as well as the career interests of our students. Highlights of the revised curriculum include:

  • A new framework in which students complete the BSPS degree requirements through one of two tracks: the Healthcare Professions Pathway (largely designed for those students intending to pursue clinical careers in pharmacy, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and others) and the Drug Discovery and Development Pathway (largely designed for those students intending to pursue graduate school and/or research-based careers in the pharmaceutical sciences)
  • Innovative coursework with an increased focus on integrated science learning, hands-on laboratory experiences, career exploration and science communication
  • Increased contact time with College of Pharmacy faculty and staff over the 4-year program

The new program will be phased in over the next three years, beginning with first-year students in the 2015-16 school year. Current rising BSPS sophomores, juniors, and seniors will follow the original program requirements as set forth when they matriculated; however, some individual course substitutions may be necessary. We strongly encourage all students to touch base with their academic counselors to discuss any needed plan updates. Additionally, current students can watch this informational session recording that overviews some of the program changes.

For more information, please contact:
Nicole Cartwright Kwiek, PhD, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Katie Watkins, Academic Counselor and Staff Assistant

BSPS incoming class stats:

  • 61 percent were in the top 10 percent of their graduating class
  • 29.4 average ACT score for incoming BSPS students