No bachelor’s degree is required in order to apply to the PharmD program, and nearly half of incoming PharmD students do not have an undergraduate degree. However, if you want to fast track into pharmacy school and also earn your bachelor’s degree, you can do both at UW‒Madison. The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is not a major, but is milestone degree granted to current Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students after they complete the first year of the PharmD program (assuming all degree requirements are met at that time).
- Must have been enrolled as an undergraduate student at UW‒Madison (minimum of 30 credits)
- Must not have completed an undergraduate degree
- Must be admitted to the PharmD program and have successfully completed the first year of the PharmD program
- Must have completed the UW‒Madison general education requirements and other degree requirements (PharmD prerequisite courses match these requirements with the exception of the Communication B requirement. Talk with a pre-pharmacy advisor for more information about these requirements).
- UW‒Madison students who are interested in earning this degree in conjunction with their PharmD degree will need to complete their general education requirements either:
- Prior to admission to the PharmD program OR
- Prior to completion of the second year of the PharmD program
- Any student who satisfies the criteria outlined above will automatically be granted this degree.
- The BSPS degree will be conferred at the end of the first year of the PharmD program or after all degree requirements have been met.
- Students may not earn the BSPS degree retroactively (beyond completion of the second year of the PharmD program).