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Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is one of less than 20 such programs in the country that provides exceptional training for success in a variety of healthcare or research-oriented/non-clinical graduate programs and careers.

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The program's innovative coursework emphasizes cutting-edge integrated science learning, hands-on laboratory experiences and career development. 

The BSPS program offers two pathways depending on students’ post-graduation goals: Healthcare Professions and Drug Discovery & Development.

High school students who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy may apply to Ohio State's Early Assurance Program (EAP). Students selected for this program are guaranteed admission into Ohio State’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program if all EAP criteria are met and maintained throughout their undergraduate career. Students interested in this option would enroll in the Healthcare Professions Pathway. 

Healthcare Professions Pathway

The Healthcare Professions Pathway incorporates the prerequisite coursework needed for professional programs like dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and other disciplines in health sciences, while also linking higher-level concepts to clinical practice and patient care. 

Drug Discovery & Development Pathway

The Drug Discovery and Development Pathway is designed for students intending to pursue research-based graduate programs or careers in the pharmaceutical industry (i.e. Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences program or PhD).