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Idaho State University Dual Degree Doctoral Program in Pharmacy (BS/PHARM.D.) Cooperative Program

The College of Idaho Cooperative Program in Pharmacy is a dual degree program in collaboration with Idaho State University (ISU). Under ordinary circumstances, students will attend The College of Idaho for three years and then enter the Idaho State University Professional Doctor of Pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) for the next four years. When students have successfully completed the first two years of the Idaho State University Doctor of Pharmacy program, they will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Idaho. When they successfully complete the final two years of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, they will receive a Pharm.D. from Idaho State University.

Entrance into the ISU program is competitive. ISU has offered up to two admission seats to competitive CI students each year. Applicants must have a minimum average GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program, but the average for admission is 3.65. Applicants must apply to the ISU College of Pharmacy – Doctor of Pharmacy program by the application deadline of February 1 of the year in which they intend to begin the program. Due to the competitive nature of this program, students are strongly advised to pursue a complementary major or course of study along with the program prerequisites.

During their course work at The College of Idaho, students will be required to complete 93 credits, including PEAK minors in Social Sciences/History and Humanities/Fine Arts, in addition to all of the prerequisite courses for the Pharm.D. program. Please note that ISU only accepts a maximum of 8 credits in religion; therefore, the Religion Minor is not a viable option to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts PEAK. The combination of the program prerequisites and the ISU professional program will count as the Natural Sciences and Professional Studies PEAKs. Prospective Pharmacy students should consult the Idaho State University Pharmacy web site for the most up-to-date information. The following is a general list of prerequisites subject to revision:

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

BIO-201

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Laboratory*

4

BIO-304

Human Physiology and Laboratory*

4

BIO-330

Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory*

4

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-301

Organic Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-302

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

CHE-412

Biochemistry and Laboratory

4

MAT-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 Calculus I may substitute)

4

BUS-270 or
POE-263

Principles of Economics or Introduction to Political Economy

3
4

PHY-231 or
PHY-271

General Physics (Laboratory optional) or
Analytical Physics (Laboratory optional)

3-4

*Note: These courses must be taken at The College of Idaho