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The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has entered into an articulation agreement with the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that will allow students in the plant sciences major to transfer into Binghamton’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program after three years of undergraduate study. This is a 3 + 4 program that will allow qualified Cornell students to complete their Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Sciences through coursework taken in their first professional year at Binghamton.

“We’re thrilled to have developed this articulation agreement with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,” said School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Founding Dean Gloria Meredith. “This agreement builds on the many relationships we are developing with Cornell, such as with Veterinary Medicine in Lyme disease research, but importantly, it provides an opportunity for qualified Cornell students who are studying the plant sciences to seamlessly enter our PharmD program, enabling them to become pharmacists who will provide exceptional, patient-centered healthcare.”

“This partnership supports the crucial need for innovative professionals in today’s pharmacy environment,” said Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. “By connecting world-class scientific learning in the plant sciences with pharmaceutical sciences, we are preparing students to serve their communities by providing evidence-based pharmaceutical care and innovative research.”

Students must have successfully completed the required prerequisite credits from Cornell University with a specified grade point average (GPA), and apply no later than Jan. 1 of the year they plan to enroll at Binghamton. They must also carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) will be waived for students who maintain the 3.0 GPA minimums.

For more information on this and other 3 + 4 programs with the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contact Rachael Perry, assistant dean for enrollment management and student affairs, at rperry [at] binghamton.edu.

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