Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies (BAPS)

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Program Description

Students earning the Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies (BAPS) degree attain broad and thorough knowledge in the liberal arts and basic sciences, as well as specialized education in the field of pharmacy, both academic and experiential in nature. The BAPS degree also acknowledges the achievement of students who complete a minimum of four years of college education, including rigorous course work in the basic and pharmacy sciences, on their path to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Students with a BAPS degree are well positioned to take advantage of numerous educational and career opportunities in diverse areas, including positions in pharmacy, health care, or medicine, or may continue on in research, business, and academia. This degree is not designed to lead to licensure as a professional pharmacist and is available only to students currently enrolled in the Pharm.D. program at UH Hilo College of Pharmacy.


BAPS Curriculum


Students must apply and be accepted to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program (Pharm.D.) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo College of Pharmacy. In other words, this degree is only available to Pharm.D. students. Complete Application Instructions for the Pharm.D. program can be found online.

Transfer of Credits

Students must submit a letter of request to the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, Academic Advisor for an official review of their transfer course work and for a BAPS degree audit to be completed. Only coursework taken in an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accreditation agency in which a letter grade of C or better has been achieved will be considered. Complete course syllabi may be required for review by the College of Pharmacy Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to determine transfer coursework eligibility. The DKICP Dean will make the final determination if coursework is acceptable for transfer and applicable to the BAPS degree. Students transferring into UH Hilo with a transferable AA degree or BA from an institution accredited by a U.S. regional accreditation agency will be exempted from the UH Hilo General Education requirements. Degrees must have been completed prior to initial matriculation to UH Hilo.