Pharmacy Early Assurance partnership program

Start your journey in Pharmacy with BGSU and the University of Findlay!

Earn your Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with this early assurance partnership.

BGSU is proud to partner with the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy to offer a degree pathway where you can earn your Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) in just 6 years! This is a fast track that saves you time, money, and gives you the benefit of attending both institutions.

Save Time: The traditional pathway to a PharmD is 8 years (4 years bachelors + 4 years doctoral). The early assurance pathway is a 6-year program, which shortens your time to degree by 2 years!

Save Money: In the early assurance partnership, students get the benefit of paying BGSU’s tuition for years 1-4, which is a cost-savings compared to the University of Findlay’s tuition.

Benefit of Both Institutions: Students can participate in BGSU campus activities and student organizations for all 4 years, even while taking classes at Findlay! It’s also a short 30-minute drive, so it’s easy to stay in the BG area and commute to Findlay classes.

Program Structure

Years 1-2: Bachelor of Applied Health Science courses at BGSU

Years 3-4: Bachelor AHS courses + start professional Pharmacy courses at University of Findlay
Graduate with your Bachelor of Science from BGSU!

Years 5-6: Complete professional Pharmacy courses at University of Findlay
Graduate with your Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Findlay!

Students can enter the Bachelor’s to Pharm.D. degree program via one of three ways:

  • Direct admission from high school for qualified students
    • Requires a 3.0 high school GPA and an hour interview and written essay with UF College of Pharmacy
  • Early assurance admission for current first-year BGSU students
    • Discuss the requirements with your academic advisor
  • Admission directly into the professional program at the University of Findlay
    • Complete your undergraduate degree and apply separately for Findlay’s 4 year graduate program

To learn more about the Pharmacy partnership program, contact BGSU’s Office of Admissions at

Updated: 11/28/2022 03:45PM