Early-Entry Doctor of Pharmacy Program (2+4)
Students in the Pre-Pharmacy Program can apply to fast-track their journey to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) through our 2+4 Early-Entry Program with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Students accepted to this Program (also known as the Professional Doctorate Pathway) complete two years at Westminster and begin their professional studies in Pharmacy at Duquesne in year three. Upon the successful completion of all requirements, students in the program will attain a Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne.
Students must be accepted to the 2+4 Pharmacy Program as first-year students. Those who are accepted and successfully meet all admission requirements are given preferential consideration for admission to the professional phase of the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program at Duquesne University.
Westminster students also have the option of participating in the Duquesne 3+4 Pharmacy Early-Entry Program (also known as the Bachelor's Degree Pathway). Students in this program complete three years at Westminster and begin their studies in Pharmacy at Duquesne in year four - attaining both a bachelor's degree from Westminster and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Duquesne in seven years upon successful completion of all program requirements.
Up to four (4) Westminster students may be admitted to Duquesne's School of Pharmacy through all Early-Entry Programs (3+4 and 2+4) in any given academic year, depending on space availability.
Please Note: SAT or ACT test scores are required for your application to Duquesne University's School of Pharmacy, though they are not required for your application to Westminster College.
Students must meet the following qualifications and apply to the program duing their first year at Westminster:
Preference will be granted to candidates who meet the following criteria:
The following is a sample Chemistry major schedule: tracks for Biology and Neuroscience majors are also available. For all three majors, individual students' schedules may vary based on interests and the schedule of course offerings. Students must successfully earn 64 or more semester hours at Westminster prior to matriculating in Duquesne University’s pharmacy program. First-Year Program (FYP) courses, Intellectual Perspectives (IP) courses, the Cluster Course (CC), which are Westminster requirements, are indicated in italics.
Please contact the Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dr. Jessica Sarver.