CBU now has a Guaranteed Interview Agreement (GIA) with the Union University School of Pharmacy (UUSOP) that allows the possibility for CBU students to be accepted into the Union University School of Pharmacy after their third year at CBU, and to earn a B.S. in Natural Science from CBU as they earn their Doctorate in Pharmacy degree, a Pharm.D., from Union University. This GIA allows highly qualified CBU students to sit for an Admissions Interview for UUSOP's next entering class up to a year earlier than the typical undergraduate student. This may result in acceptance to UUSOP following their junior year, reducing their total undergraduate and professional education by one full year. Students who have successfully completed their junior year at CBU, including all GERs and who subsequently obtain their pharmacy degree at UUSOP may be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science degree by CBU.
|Required Courses||Semesters||CBU Course(s)|
|Biology||2||BIOL 111, 111L, 112, 112L|
|General Chemistry||2||CHEM 113, 113L, 114, 114L|
|Organic Chemistry||2||CHEM 211,211L, 212, 212L|
|Human Anatomy & Physiology||2||BIOL 217, 217L, 218, 218L|
|Physics I||1||PHYS 150, 150L or PHYS 201, 201L|
|Microbiology||1||BIOL 321, 321L|
|Statistics||1||MATH 201 or PSYC 354|
|Written Composition||2||ENG 111, 112|
|Humanities Electives||2||Any courses in ART, ENG, PHIL, HIST, FREN, GERM, RUSS, SPAN|
|Social Science Electives||2||Any courses in ANTH, ECON, POLS, PSYC, SOC|
|General Electives||1||Any course|
Courses that will increase the strength of the applicant's candidacy include Biochemistry (CHEM 315, 315L), Immunology (BIOL 415, 415L), Genetics (BIOL 311, 311L), and a second semester of physics (PHYS 202, 202L).
A student interested in this three year program may pursue any major at CBU as long as the listed courses are included. In addition to the listed required courses, the student should be sure that all the CBU General Education requirements are met and that the eight hour physics requirement is met. If the student is accepted into the program, the professional school courses can be used to satisfy the remaining science and free electives of the Natural Science major. The NSCI 410 requirement can be waived in favor of the professional school courses. The student should work both with the CBU Pre-Health Advisor and with their academic advisor for their major to be sure the student remains on track. If the student is not accepted into the professional school after the third year, the student is encouraged to continue with their preferred major and apply for regular admission during the following year.