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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


This information is for current student only. If you are a prospective student and would like information about the EAP Program, please visit the Early Assurance Program page.

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. To be eligible- students must…

  • Be enrolled in the BSPS program at Ohio State. 
  • Have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA (first year students should wait until they have a first semester of grades from Ohio State)
  • 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 3rd or 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.

Current students who are interested in the EAP Program are encouraged to do the following…

  • Fill out the EAP Interest Form- available Friday, September 1st.
  • Attend an EAP Overview session or watch the EAP overview on the website.  
  • Complete Intention Form by Friday, March 31st, 2024

Current Student who are admitted to the EAP Program must meet the Matriculation Requirements (form available September 1st). Please see “EAP Programming Requirements” dropdown for programming requirements and expectations. If you have any questions about the steps, please reach out to Tyler Swanson, or Nashalie Diaz Rosa,


The EAP Programming requirements and objectives are built on the following pillars which align with the PharmD Admissions Criteria…

Pillar 1: Professionalism                                                                                      Pillar 2: Communication

Pillar 3: Pharmacy Knowledge (Professional Awareness)                                Pillar 4: Academic Success

Students will be required to complete a variety of programming to successfully matriculate into the PharmD program. Below is a breakdown of the programming requirements for students in the EAP Program.

* Please note: All first-year students admitted for AU23 and beyond, and all current students admitted thereafter are held to these programming requirements. For a select group of students admitted in Spring 2023, these requirements will not apply. Please reach out to Tyler Swanson at if you were admitted in Spring 2023 to see if these programming requirements apply to you.*

Programming Requirements

  • Students will be required to complete at least one program from each category…
    • Professionalism
    • Communication
    • Pharmacy Knowledge (Professional Awareness)
    • Academic Success
  • Incoming new first year EAP students are required to complete 10 programs- 5 in the fall and 5 in the spring. These programming requirements will be met by living in Pharmacy House. Commuter students or students who were granted exceptions, will need to complete programming requirements outside of Pharmacy House.
  • Students who join EAP outside of the new first year student process (current/transfer students), will be required to attend 8 programs- 4 in the fall and 4 in the spring.
  • Each subsequent year students are in the EAP program, they will complete 8 programs (4 in fall and 4 in spring) until their 3rd year.
  • Students are permitted to use the summer to fulfill one of their categories. However, it is not required. Student should confirm with their Advisor and/or Program Director to verify the activity will count towards their requirement.
  • Students are not permitted to front load and back load their programming requirements. Example- a student may not do 5 programming activities in the Fall and then complete 3 in the Spring. Student must complete 4 in the fall and 4 in the spring.

Advising Check-ins and Readiness Checks

  • All EAP students are required to meet with their Academic Advisor once a semester to go over their progress towards degree and programming requirements. Students are responsible for keeping track and being up-to-date on where they are with their programming requirements.

EAP Probation

  • Failure to complete the above during each academic year will result in students being placed on EAP Probation. Academic Probation will consist of the following…
    • A meeting with the Program Director
    • Improvement plan to get student back on track.
  • If an EAP student does not meet the terms of their probation, they may be removed from the EAP Program.

Approved EAP Programming Options

  • Professionalism
    • Research
    • Attend a conference.
    • Present at conference.
    • College of pharmacy programming
    • Career Services programming (resume reviews, career readiness, career fair, etc.)
    • DEI Kick off week programming.
  • Communication
    • Research
    • Generation Rx presentation/programming (COSI, HS presentation, GS Troop, etc.)
    • Present at a conference.
    • College of pharmacy programming
    • Serve on recruitment panel.
    • DEI Kick off week programming.
  • Pharmacy Knowledge
    • Pharmacy Tech
    • Shadowing
    • Healthcare/pharmacy adjacent job (STNA, Scribe)
    • Pharmacy Club, Outreach Rx, Generation Rx
    • Generation Rx presentation/programming (COSI, HS presentation, GS Troop, etc.)
    • Attend a PHARMACY conference.
    • College of pharmacy programming
  • Academic Success
    • Tutoring
    • DLC/Younkin
    • Academic Coaching
    • Serving as a tutor
    • College of Pharmacy academic success programming
    • 3.2 or higher GPA
    • Honors Program
    • Research
    • College of pharmacy programming
  • Choose your own adventure/petition your experience.
    • Students may petition to allow a specific project, work experience, involvement, ect.. to count towards one of their requirements. Petition must be submitted and approved before the end of the semester. The petition form will be available beginning September 1st.

Students can keep track of their EAP requirements and activities by downloading the form. Students are expected to submit the form by the last day of finals week with all completed activities.


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 OCHEM 2510 (Organic Chemistry 1) during the Fall 2023 semester.

Weekly individual sessions via Zoom or 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. 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:


German Peralta Camacho Photo of German Peralta Camacho

Hi all! I am a first-year PhD student in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and I also was a visiting scholar at Purdue University. During my undergrad, my friends and classmates used to ask for my help, and I really enjoyed lending a hand to them. I am excited about assisting BSPS students in understanding Organic Chemistry and helping them succeed in the corresponding course. 


Alina Haq Photo of Alina Haq

Hi, I am from Dayton, Ohio. I’m a sophomore in the BSPS program and am also a part of the Early Assurance Program (EAP). I will be tutoring General Chemistry I this semester and I hope to share my love for chemistry as well as help you all achieve success in your academic endeavors!



Megan Murtha Photo of Megan Murtha

Hi! My name is Megan Murtha and I’m a senior in the BSPS program. I am very passionate about chemistry; I plan on going to grad school for medicinal chemistry and I currently work in a synthesis lab. Chemistry is a WONDERFUL subject, let me help you out this semester!



Gabrielle Gearhart Photo of Gabrielle Gearhart

Hello! My name is Gabby Gearhart and I am a 3rd year undergrad BSPS student. I came into OSU a chemistry major so chemistry has always been my favorite subject to learn. I am excited to teach you my tips and tricks on how to succeed in a difficult course like organic chemistry! Can’t wait to meet you!"



Chloe Delnicki  Photo of Chloe Delnicki

Hi! I am a third year BSPS student on the Drug Discovery and Development Pathway and a member of the Clinical Trial Sciences Certificate Program. I am also an undergraduate researcher in the Rakotondraibe Lab in the Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology division of the College of Pharmacy. I look forward to working with you to better understand organic chemistry!


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.