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BSPS Student Resources

The following documents will help you as you move forward in your academic journey. Checklists and sample plans have been created to assist with your ongoing degree audit and meetings with your academic advisor.


Requirements for completing an undergraduate student research project and graduation with  distinction include:

  • Students begin their project by submitting the BSPS Graduation with Distinction Initiation Form to their academic advisor for approval by the BSPS Program Committee
  • Students must participate in research for at least two semesters with an average commitment of two to three credit hours of PHR 4998
  • Students must present their work at an Undergraduate Research Forum
  • Students must complete a written document (10 to 15 pages in length) describing the research they conducted
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

A variety of project activities are acceptable provided the activity falls within the life sciences or healthcare field. Projects may be completed under the direction of mentors outside of the College of Pharmacy. In this situation, students should register for research hours in the mentor’s department.

BSPS Graduation with Distinction Initiation Form

BSPS Research Distinction Completion Form


The Early Assurance Program (EAP) has been extended to current BSPS students interested in a career in Pharmacy! EAP grants guaranteed admission to Ohio State's Doctor of Pharmacy program upon completion of all matriculation criteria. Flexible in nature, this non-binding program allows students the option to matriculate directly into the Ohio State PharmD program, while maintaining the flexibility to pursue other interests if they so desire.

Please complete this application to be considered for the EAP program. In order to be eligible:

  • You must be enrolled in the BSPS program at Ohio State. 
  • You must have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA (first year students should wait until they have a first semester of grades from Ohio State to apply) 
  • You must have a strong interest in a career in pharmacy

*Please note: if you are a current 3rd year student interested in the combined BSPS/PharmD program or a current 4th year student on the traditional pathway, you are not eligible for EAP and will be required to apply through the PharmD admissions process. Please contact if you have questions about this process.

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • Application Opens- Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
  • Application Closes- Monday, January 30th, 2023, at 8:00am
  • EAP Interviews: February-April 2023

Applications are not considered complete until all materials (including 3 references, copy of your advising report and a resume) are submitted. Applications for this program are due by no later than Monday January 30th, 2023, at 8:00am. Interviews will take place between February-April 2023

Recommendations must be submitted for your application to be complete, so please plan accordingly. Please have your 3 reference writers complete our reference form.

EAP application for current students

Policy for EAP Matriculation to the PharmD Program


The deadline to submit your graduation application is the 10th Friday of the term you intend to graduate. However, we recommend that students submit their graduation application one year prior to when they intend to graduate.

NOTE: Any student who misses the deadline must speak with their academic advisor to discuss the late add protocol.

BSPS Application to Graduate 

Commencement Ceremony Excuse 


BSPS Chemistry Tutoring Program
Tutoring overview:

The College of Pharmacy is excited to offer free tutoring to BSPS students enrolled in CHEM 1210 (General chemistry 1) and  CHEM 2510 (Organic Chemistry 1) during the FAll 2022 semester.

Weekly individual sessions via Zoom (1:1) and group in-person services are available during morning, afternoon, and evening time slots to accommodate a variety of schedules.  Additional sessions will be continually added throughout the semester. Students may sign up for a max of two, 30- minute sessions per day and up to 4 sessions per week. Students can also sign up for a group office hour session with our tutors throughout the week. Use the link below to sign up.

Session Sign-Up:

Follow the link or scan the QR code below to sign-up for tutoring:

chemistry tutoring qr code

Interested in tutoring but none of the session times fit your schedule?  Email the tutor for your course with your upcoming availability to identify an alternate time to meet:

Ali Anderson ( Anderson

Hi! My name is Ali Anderson. I am a Columbus native and have been at Ohio State for nine years now. I got my BS in Biomedical Science with a minor in Chemistry and began teaching organic labs when I was a Junior in college. I began teaching full time after I graduated and spent the following four years teaching recitations and labs for the organic chemistry classes here at Ohio State, so I am very familiar with the professors and the course content. I spent the last year doing research in the College of Pharmacy and began the Medicinal Chemistry graduate program and I plan to go on to teach organic chemistry when I graduate. 

My goal is to help you not only master the course material but get you excited about and even enjoying organic chemistry! Come see me during any of my available times. If you absolutely cannot make it to any of the listed times, shoot me an email ( and we may be able to make another time work or if not, I can help get you the resources you need to be successful.


Mike Boeckman ( Boeckman

Hi! My name is Mike Boeckman and I’m a first year PhD student in the Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology program. I did my undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis, where I majored in Biochemistry and minored in Spanish. I’m very excited for the opportunity to help students through General Chemistry and their college journey!


Sam Steele ( Steele

Hi! My name is Sam Steele I’m originally from Shoreham, Ny, but I have been here at OSU since 2016. I graduated with my BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences in December ’19 and am now in my 3rd year of pharmacy school with plans to graduate with my PharmD and MS in Translational Pharmacology in 2024. I am looking forward to tutoring general chemistry this year because it’s a very difficult class for many and I believe I can help students learn to love (or at least like) it! On top of tutoring, I am also available to any students who may have questions about pharmacy school!

Preparing for tutoring:
When signing-up, you’ll be asked to list which topics you’d like to cover during your session.  Be as specific as possible and include chapter numbers, if working from the textbook.

During your Zoom session, have any problems you’d like to work through pulled up and ready to share with your tutor through the Screen Share feature. 

Our tutors can also provide background information and tips on studying, if you’re looking for more general recommendations beyond specific course content.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancelling less than 24 hours in advance, arriving 15 minutes late, or failure to attend a session are considered a “no-show.”  Three (3) no-shows during the semester will result in termination of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the semester.

To cancel a session at least 24 hours in advance, modify your session through the confirmation email you received.

If cancelling less than 24 hours in advance, email your respective tutor.

Academic Standing

At the end of each term, academic performance will be reviewed by the Program Director of Undergraduate Studies to ensure that each student is making satisfactory academic progress and meeting college and university standards.


If at the end of their first semester of enrollment a student has earned a GPA below 2.0, they will be placed on academic warning. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0 the following term. If the student is unable to raise their cumulative GPA above a 2.0, they will be placed on academic or special action probation.


If at any time the preparation, progress, or success of a student is determined to be unsatisfactory, the college shall be empowered to place the student on special action academic probation. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to meet the terms of their special action probation as determined by the BSPS Committee.


Any student (not in their first term at the university) with a cumulative GPA below a 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. In order to be removed from this status, the student will need to meet the following terms:

  • Raise cumulative GPA to 2.0 or above, or earn term GPA of 2.3 or above
  • No E or EN grades are permitted
  • A grade of Incomplete is permitted by petition only
  • May not be enrolled in more than 12 credit hours
  • Complete academic success workshop with academic advisor

When a student is placed on academic warning, academic probation or special action probation their student account will be locked (no enrollment activity) until they complete an academic success workshop with an academic advisor. In this workshop students and their advisor will discuss strengths and challenges/barriers to academic success and appropriate support resources, create goals for the upcoming semester and set follow-up meetings to discuss progress. Once this workshop has been completed, the lock will be removed from the student’s account.


If a student is on probation for two consecutive terms and does not meet the terms of their probation, the BSPS Program Committee has the option to either Program Dismiss the student from the BSPS program or Academically Dismiss from The Ohio State University. If a student is dismissed, they will receive a letter notifying them of their dismissal.


Students may petition for reinstatement no-earlier than two semester from the date of their dismissal. Any student who may be reinstated by the College of Pharmacy shall be subject to special requirements as determined appropriate by the BSPS Committee. If the performance record of any reinstated student does not meet the conditions of probation specified at the time of reinstatement, then the College of Pharmacy shall determine whether the student is to be dismissed or continue on probation.