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UGA to hold pharmaceutical sciences open house

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia is holding an open house for students interested in its new undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences degree.

The university's College of Pharmacy plans to welcome prospective students at 3 p.m. on Feb. 22. Applications are currently being accepted for the coming fall.

The new program is one of only 18 such programs in the country and only the second in the Southeast.

Michael Bartlett is a professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences and director of the new program. He says the program will blend the fundamentals of basic sciences with the increasing complexity of the interactions of therapeutic agents with living systems.

The degree has a four-year curriculum that includes a basic foundation in math and sciences, as well as advanced coursework in specific fields and laboratory work.

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