North Greenville partners to offer Doctor of Pharmacy degree

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Story headlines:

  • NGU partnering with Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida to offer a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • NGU biology majors interested in a career in pharmacy can earn a bachelor’s degree from NGU in 3 years, then finish their schooling at PBA
  • The first group of NGU students will enter the pharmacy program at PBA in fall 2019

Students earning a bachelor’s degree in biology at North Greenville University can now pursue a doctorate of pharmacy degree in three years rather than four.

North Greenville (NGU) announced a partnership with Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy in West Palm Beach, Florida.

As part of the agreement, biology students at NGU would spend their first three years receiving a bachelor’s from NGU and their last year at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Students would then receive their bachelor’s from NGU and spend the next three years receiving a doctorate in pharmacy from Palm Beach Atlantic.

NGU students who meet Palm Beach Atlantic’s admissions requirement will be invited to apply for the program their junior year, according to a released statement. Students will be notified of their acceptance by Dec. 1.

“NGU is committed to preparing students for callings in healthcare, and one of the most important fields in patient care is pharmacy. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Gregory School of Pharmacy is one of the top programs in the country and is one of only a handful of Christian programs,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. in a released statement. “NGU and PBA enjoy significant alignment in our missions, and we look forward to our students having this great opportunity to serve patients back here in the Upstate and around the country.”

To qualify, students must have a 3.0 GPA and a minimum composite score of 40 on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).