School of Pharmacy partners with NCSU to develop dual degree program

Campbell University School of Pharmacy announces an agreement with North Carolina State University (NCSU) to offer a dual degree program in chemical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences. The new program will allow students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at NCSU and a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the School of Pharmacy within five years.

Emanuel Diliberto, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, decided to pursue the development of the dual program with NCSU when he realized the intrinsic benefits that could result when equipping students with the skills and knowledge from both chemical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences. Daniel Shin, Ph.D., associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was appointed as the liaison to NCSU for the initiation and implementation of the program.

By completing the dual degree, students will have the opportunity to increase their marketability and amplify their strengths in many ways. Combining the curricula offers intensive exposure to multidisciplinary theoretical and practical aspects of industrial processes; Campbell’s faculty of experienced pharmaceutical scientists provide mentoring and networking opportunities to guide students’ career development and the program helps satisfy a documented need for pharmaceutical engineers in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries.

The program is available to students who have reached a junior standing at NCSU and is currently accepting applications for the fall 2009 semester.