Cooperative Program in Pharmacy
The C of I Cooperative Program in Pharmacy is a dual degree program in collaboration with Idaho State University (ISU). Under ordinary circumstances, students will attend C of I for three years and then enter the ISU Professional Doctor of Pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) for the next four years. When students have successfully completed the first two years of the ISU Doctor of Pharmacy program, they will be granted a Bachelor of Science degree from C of I. When they successfully complete the final two years of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, they will receive a Pharm.D. from ISU.
Entrance into the ISU program is competitive. ISU has offered at least two admission seats to C of I students each year. Applicants must have a minimum average GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program, but the average for admission is 3.65. Applicants must apply to the ISU College of Pharmacy – Doctor of Pharmacy program by the application deadline of February 1 of the year in which they intend to begin the program. Due to the competitive nature of this program, students are strongly advised to pursue a complementary major or course of study along with the program prerequisites.
During their course work at C of I, students will be required to complete 93 credits, including the C of I Liberal Arts Core, in addition to all of the prerequisite courses for the Pharm.D. program. Prospective Pharmacy students should consult the ISU Pharmacy web site for the most up-to-date information. The following is a general list of prerequisites subject to revision:
- BIO-120 Frontiers in Biology & Lab
- BIO-220 Organismal Biology & Lab
- BIO-303 Human Anatomy*
- BIO-304 Human Physiology*
- BIO-330 Cell Biology
- BIO-360 Microbiology & Lab*
- MAT-151 Calculus I
- CHE-141 General Chemistry I & Lab
- CHE-142 General Chemistry II & Lab
- CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
- CHE-302 Organic Chemistry II & Lab
- CHE-412 Biochemistry
- ECO-271 Principles of Microeconomics
POE-263 Introduction to Political Economy
- PHY-231 General Physics (Lab optional)
PHY-271 Analytical Physics (Lab optional)
*These courses must be taken at The College of Idaho.