Strategy 4 Stories: Enhancing Academic Excellence and Innovation
4. Expand interdisciplinary programs and courses.
The narratives below define and bring clarity to what each of the University Strategic Goals means to Academic Affairs. The narratives express our values and beliefs, and create a context to guide implementation efforts. To learn more about the specific strategies and tactics involved in achieving the enhancement of academic excellence and innovation, please view our Academic Affairs Strategic Plan.
Students pursuing a career in pharmacy now have an accelerated path to complete both a bachelor’s degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years through a new partnership agreement between Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Kent State University. Students enrolled in the program are eligible to apply for one of Kent State’s designated seats in the professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at NEOMED. Kent State students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry with a biochemistry concentration through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State can now accelerate through the pipeline to the College of Pharmacy at NEOMED. Specific classes have been identified as transfer courses by both universities and are required for students to obtain both degrees. The new agreement enables these students to complete their bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees in just seven years, rather than the typical eight years.