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School of Pharmacy

» Accelerated 4+1 Undergraduate/Master of Science

The Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a program for undergraduates that enables students to begin taking M.S. coursework in their senior year and receive a Master of Science degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate degree. The B.S. degree is offered by the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the M.S. degree is offered by the School of Pharmacy at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. The program is open to all undergraduate Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences majors who meet the admissions requirements. Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Chapman students can apply to the M.S. program in their junior or senior year. Admission to the program is conditional pending the completion of the bachelor's degree. If accepted into a graduate program, undergraduate students may take up to 12 graduate credits once they have completed a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits have been completed or will be completed prior to the start of the course in order to enroll in a graduate course. These 12 credits can be used to satisfy the undergraduate graduation requirements and count toward the M.S. program. Students would complete the remaining credit hours of graduate coursework beginning in the summer after receiving the undergraduate degree.

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