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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, B.S., Specialization in Pre-Pharmacy


Contact:    

Dr. Dale Telgenhoff
Associate Professor and Coordinator
dtelgenhoff@oakland.edu   

Nancy Demo
Executive Secretary
demo@oakland.edu

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences at Oakland University with a pre-pharmacy specialization may pursue admission to any accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students admitted to an accredited PharmD program must complete their final year of undergraduate coursework at that program and credits earned from courses must be transferred back to OU to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences. It is highly recommended that students consult with the academic adviser prior to enrolling in any of these classes, as completion of coursework does not guarantee admission or completion of the program. Admission to a PharmD program is through a competitive admissions process. Once accepted, Oakland students will need to 1) send a letter of acceptance to their academic adviser; and 2) register for classes and pay tuition through the PharmD school; 3) send official transcripts after the first year (fall/winter semesters) of the PharmD program to Oakland University.

Students not accepted into a PharmD program may complete the degree program outlined below for a Bachelor of Science with a major in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.

Requirements for clinical and diagnostic sciences, B.S.


Students pursing a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits and fulfill the requirements described below:

  1. Meet the university general education requirements (see General Education Requirements ). Note that several courses under requirement number three below satisfy general education requirements and Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”.
  2. Complete the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum.
  3. Complete the specialization course requirements specified under the following specialization: pre-pharmacy.
  4. Complete all Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences major program course-work with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum courses

Admissions

To be accepted in a clinical specialization internship, students must submit a formal application for each program for which they seek consideration. Applications for the histotechnology and radiologic technology internship programs are processed in the winter semester of the sophomore year (or winter semester following completion of the Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences core curriculum). Applications for nuclear medicine internships are processed during the fall or winter semester of the junior year (depending on desired start of clinical program) and applications for the MLS internships are processed during the summer prior to the senior year. It is recommended that students have at least a 3.00 overall GPA. Students with lower grade point averages may be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory completion of appropriate fall semester, junior-year course work. Students should check the clinical program’s websites for exact application dates.

Grade point policy

Students in the professional specializations HTL, MLS, NMT, or RAD whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 2.80 are not able to graduate with the professional specialization designation.  In these cases, students are eligible to graduate with a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences Pre-clinical professions specialization.

In order to remove program probationary status, students must raise their cumulative major grade point average to 2.80 or higher.

Pre-Pharmacy specialization professional course requirements


Specialization in Pre-Pharmacy (3+1) Manchester University


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with a major in Clinical and Diagnostic sciences at Oakland University with and a pre-pharmacy specialization may pursue admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) at Manchester University.

Manchester University will reserve two (2) seats in each annual cohort of students entering its Doctor of Pharmacy program for qualified students of Oakland University. These students would also qualify for a reserved seat in the Dual Degree PharmD/MS in Pharmacogenomics (PGX) cohort for that entry year. Qualified students must complete the application process for admission to the Manchester Pharmacy program according to the established deadlines.

Pre-Pharmacy specialization professional course requirements


Note


Some clinical programs may require MTH 1441 . Check the individual clinical programs for current requirements.