Environmental Science & Pharmacy 3:3 Pathway

Major, Doctorate, Pre-Professional, Accelerated

Earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree in just six years with the Environmental Science 3:3 Pathway— two years less than it would take to complete a bachelor’s and traditional PharmD program.

The 3:3 pathway program is designed to allow students to earn a bachelor’s in environmental science (with an emphasis on toxicology and chemistry) in just three years, before entering Pacific’s three-year doctor of pharmacy program.

Much of the coursework in the environmental chemistry and toxicology program, offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, focuses on toxicology and pharmacology, principles highly important to the pharmacological sciences and pharmacy practice. Undergraduate students may apply to the 3:3 pathway program after completing the first year of the environmental chemistry and toxicology program.

For eligible undergraduate students, the 3:3 program aims to nurture career interests, provide enriching, pre-professional development opportunities and pave the way for success in receiving both bachelor of science and PharmD degrees through an established mentorship program.

As undergraduates, students work on an independent research project with faculty members from Pacific’s School of Pharmacy. They deliver a formal public presentation overview of their research work in the School of Pharmacy to complete the College of Arts & Sciences senior capstone requirement.

Undergraduate students also take some toxicology and chemistry courses that are team-taught by both faculty members from the School of Pharmacy and the environmental toxicology and chemistry program.

The 3:3 program prepares students for careers as pharmacists in community, ambulatory care, health system, and specialty settings and for careers in drug research and development, pharmacology and toxicology.