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Academic Programs

Undergraduate and Professional Education Programs

The Purdue University College of Pharmacy offers two degreee programs. Note that both of these programs are administered by the College, not by the departments. The individual departments offer only graduate degree programs. These two College programs are:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS). This is a four-year undergraduate program. It does NOT allow for licensure as a pharmacist. For more information, see the BSPS pages.
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). This is a professional degree program, with a minimum of two years in pre-pharmacy followed by four years in the professional program. The Pharm.D. degree enables you to obtain a license to practice pharmacy. For more information, please see the Pre-pharmacy and Pharm.D. pages.

Graduate Education Programs

Graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered by each of the three departments in the College. All of these programs require a strong undergraduate preparation, including completion of a Bachelors Degree, for admission.

Continuing Education Programs

Several non-degree certificate programs are offered as part of the College's continuing education programs.

Academic Advising for Undergraduate Students

Individuals who are interested in any of these academic programs should discuss this interest and how to proceed with their current academic advisor. If you or your advisor have questions or need additional information about the undergraduate or professional programs, contact Holly W. Keckler (, Associate Director for Recruitment, Office of Student Services, R. E. Heine Pharmacy Building, 575 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091.

Once a student is admitted into one of the College's undergraduate, pre-professional or professional programs, he or she is assigned an individual academic advisor. All advisors in the College of Pharmacy are part of the Office of Student Services (OSS). Advisors help in planning schedules and must approve the courses that each student selects at registration (students in this program are required to meet with their advisor every semester as part of the regular registration process). They advise on electives and assist in determining the best schedule for a student to take. The advisor is the first person to go to when a student is having academic or personal problems, and should be considered a personal friend. Remember, your advisor is interested in you, and has the experience and ability to give you help when you need it.

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