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What will I learn?

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Accelerated 7- Year B.S. in Biochemistry/Pharm.D. program provides a platform for currently enrolled students at both New Jersey campuses who are interested in FDU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program within the School of Pharmacy.

High achieving students can enter into one of three accelerated tracks (in Biochemistry, Biology or Chemistry) with the potential to matriculate into the School of Pharmacy following completion of three years of undergraduate study. Students who maintain a 3.3 GPA with no pharmacy prerequisite course below a B- are guaranteed an interview for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required.

Following the interview process, students admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program will maintain their undergraduate scholarships and aid during the fourth “bridge” year while completing both their first professional year of study and their baccalaureate degree in their major area of study.

A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BS degree, 100 of these are taken at either Florham or Metropolitan Campus in yrs. 1-3 + 28 credits (to be approved by department chair/director) in year 4 at FDU’s School of Pharmacy. Students not accepted into FDU’s School of Pharmacy have the option of switching out of the BS in Biochemistry – PharmD combined degree and into another concentration.

Which department am I in?

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,000.00 per year
Start date

24 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 29 August 2022


Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences

1000 River Road,


New Jersey,

07666, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

High school transcripts, or equivalent, are required for admission and will be used to evaluate admission.

English proficiency: TOEFL IBT - 70; IELTS - 6.0; ITEP - 3.7, Pearson’s PTE-A – 53.

Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1, Spring (January) Semester: December 1, Summer semester (limited programs): May 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.