Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy have joined forces to offer a dual-degree program in pharmacy studies. Under the new program students will spend their first three years at historically Black Harris-Stowe State University, majoring in biology and pre-pharmacy education. There will be some limited coursework in organic chemistry, physics, and health care communications on the campus of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy during these first three years of the program.
To be eligible to enter the fourth year of study at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, students must complete all required courses by the end of their third year in college. They must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 and never had a grade below a C-minus in any required course. The students will also be required to write an admissions essay and to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test.
The students meeting all the requirements will then spend four years in the doctorate of pharmacy program at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harris-Stowe State University and a pharmacy doctorate from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.