TCNJ partnering with Thomas Jefferson U., creating doctor of pharmacy program

7-year program, which starts with TCNJ undergrad degree, to begin this fall

The College of New Jersey will offer a doctoral program in pharmacology in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia starting in the fall of this year, the schools announced Thursday.

Students in this new program will spend the first four years of the program at TCNJ pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology or chemistry. Then, provided academic requirements are met, they will proceed to Jefferson’s College of Pharmacy for the final three years.

Students can apply to the program directly when applying for admission to TCNJ or they can apply to the program after beginning their studies at the college.

The application deadline for the first year of the program is April 1.

Amanda Norvell, interim dean of the TCNJ School of Science, is excited about the potential of the program.

“Pharmacology is a great career option for chemistry and biology majors who also are interested in the medical side of science,” she said. “The program will expand the health-oriented offerings of our School of Science and provide a clear pathway for students pursuing a career in pharmacology.”

Lisa Angeloni, vice president of enrollment management at TCNJ, agreed.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students who, at the time of undergraduate admission, know they wish to pursue a career in pharmacology,” she said. “This program will provide a clear and planned route to graduate school.”