Stakeholders view the addition of the Bachelor of Science option as beneficial, especially among students who may change their minds about pursuing the Doctor of Pharmacy degree once in the program. Parents, students, counselors and alumni find the 7-year program with the 6-year accelerated option and the 7-year Doctor of Pharmacy program with the B.S. degree attractive.
HOW ST. LOUIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY USED THE INSIGHTS
The new curriculum was initiated in the 2014-2015 academic year to positive stakeholder response.
WHAT WE DID
In-depth telephone interviews, focus groups and an online survey were conducted with over 400 members of eight key STLCOP stakeholder groups: possible prospective students, prospective students who had inquired about STLCOP, parents of both groups of prospects, high school guidance counselors and science teachers in schools that send students to STLCOP, employers of pharmacy school graduates and recent STLCOP alumni who have graduated in the past five years.