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Rosemont College and University of the Sciences Announce Dual Degree Partnership

Rosemont College announced a new partnership that enables students to pursue an accelerated route to a doctor of pharmacy degree through University of the Sciences.

Rosemont College announced a new partnership that enables students to pursue an accelerated route to a doctor of pharmacy degree through University of the Sciences.

handshakeRosemont College President Sharon L. Hirsh and USciences President Paul Katz launched the collaboration on Wednesday, October 3, at a signing ceremony on the USciences campus.

Eligible students will study at Rosemont College for three years then have the option to apply and transfer to the USciences’ PharmD program. After completing three years at Rosemont and their first year at USciences, students will earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Rosemont College. The USciences PharmD degree will be awarded in as little as four years after transfer, once students successfully complete the requirements in the professional curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.

“We are thrilled to announce this unique partnership with University of the Sciences,” said Sharon L. Hirsh, PhD, President of Rosemont College. “Biology is one of our most popular majors, and this collaboration will enable our students to earn two degrees in as little as seven years after high school and prepare them for careers to enter the exciting field of today’s pharmacy environment.”


“This partnership will provide a clear pathway for qualified students to pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree and many gratifying career opportunities,” said Peter Miller, PhD, Provost of USciences. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Rosemont and build the affiliation between the two institutions.”

USciences was the first college of pharmacy in North America and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the Philadelphia region’s top pharmacy school. Rosemont students will gain hands-on experience through USciences’ 300+ clinical affiliation partner sites across the country -- including some of the most renowned hospitals, medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, and regulatory agencies as part of this collaboration.

Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is a private, coeducational Catholic institution. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. The college respects and embraces diversity and individuality and promotes students’ lifelong success. For more information, visit

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Discover how USciences students are proven everywhere they go at


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