SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University’s (WNE) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced the launch of a new full-time, online distance pathway for new first-year professional students to allow them to pursue a career in pharmacy remotely with a minimal on-campus commitment.
Offered as a high-quality online alternative to the campus-based doctor of pharmacy program, the PharmD distance pathway will allow students to pursue a career in pharmacy from anywhere and with more flexibility to meet life’s demands.
“The role of the pharmacist is changing,” said Beth Welch, senior associate dean for Academic Programs. “The Western New England University doctor of pharmacy program prepares students to be a part of that future. This is an ideal program for the self-motivated student, who will work through the same curriculum as our campus-based program.”
The new program joins the college’s two new master of science degree offerings in pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical sciences, and an accelerated pathway for high-school graduates to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of occupational therapy degree within six years.
Pending approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will offer the PharmD distance program beginning in the fall of 2022. Should the program not receive ACPE approval, admitted students will be offered a seat in the campus program.
To learn more about WNE’s online PharmD program and application requirements and deadlines, click here or call (413) 796-2113.