Undergraduate Research Opportunities

SURE Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is an 8-week summer program for undergraduate students who have completed between 60 and 100 credit hours.  Scholars are selected based on aptitude and interest in science and math, academic standing essays and recommendation letters written as part of the application process.  All SURE students will receive a summer stipend of $5,000.  For more information on the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, please click here.

 

College of Pharmacy Programs

PharmD Early Assurance Program for High School Seniors

The PharmD Early Assurance Program (PEAP) provides a path for those high school students who are highly motivated toward the pharmacy profession and are focused, committed, and determined to succeed in attaining their goal in a shorter timeframe. In recent years, many students and parents have expressed a desire to save money when pursuing higher education due to the rising costs of an education both at the undergraduate and professional level. 

PEAP Admission Requirements

  1. Submit the PharmD Early Assurance Program (PEAP) applicationby March 1st of the year you plan to begin college. (e.g. If you plan to start college in Fall 2019, then submit your PEAP application no later than March 1, 2019.)
  2. Submit an official high school transcript showing a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better as well as a letter from your high school guidance counselor or high school principal verifying that you are in good professional standing and have no conduct infractions.
  3. Submit official ACT scores showing a minimum composite score of 22 or better. Priority will be given to students who also have a STEM composite of a 21 or better. Alternatively, students can submit official SAT scores showing a minimum score of 1130 or better.
  4. Submit a 2 page essay over a selected pharmacy topic (see Supporting Documents section below) and receive a score of 3 or better on a 1-5 grading scale.
  5. Submit two letters of reference using the provided reference form on this page. One must be from a science or math teacher and the other may be your choice of a professional reference. Acceptable references may come from teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, employers, volunteer supervisors, organizational advisors, a healthcare professional you have either worked with or job shadowed (family friends or family members are NOT acceptable). We do NOT accept letters from friends, family, family friends, politicians, or clergy members. Letters should provide as many details as possible about your qualities, attributes, and ability to be successful in college and professional school.
  6. Submit a copy of your letter of acceptance to your primary undergraduate college or university where you plan to complete your pre-pharmacy curriculum. If you have not decided on a college or university at the time of application, you should inform the Director or Recruitment & Admissions. You must not be required to complete remedial (zero-level) coursework.
  7. Submit a signed copy of your PEAP Statement of Understanding if accepted into the program.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Richardson, Director of Recruitment & Admissions at jennifer-richardson@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-6598.

The online application can be accessed at:

OUCOP PEAP for High School Seniors 

Learn more about how pharmacists help patients live healthier lives by going to Pharmacists for Healthier Lives


Pharm.D. Early Assurance Program for Those With Non-Science U.S. University Bachelor Degrees

The Pharm.D. Early Assurance Program (PEAP) provides a pathway for those adult learners who are motivated toward a career change to the pharmacy profession and are highly focused, committed, and determined to succeed in attaining their goal in the quickest way possible. Many adult learners have financial responsibilities that make pursuing a second career difficult. This program allows these students to pursue their goal at an affordable cost and in a shorter timeframe lessening the financial burden leaving one profession and pursuing another will incur. Please note that to be eligible for this program, you must already have received a non-science bachelor's degree at the time of your PEAP application.

PEAP Admission Requirements

  1. Submit the PharmD Early Assurance Program (PEAP) applicationby May 1st of the year you plan to begin pre-pharmacy coursework. (e.g. If you plan to start coursework in Fall 2019, then submit your PEAP application no later than May 1, 2019.)
  2. Submit all official college transcripts showing a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 or better.
  3. Submit a 2 page essay over a selected pharmacy topic and receive a score of 3 or better on a 1-5 grading scale.
  4. Submit two letters of reference. Acceptable references may come from professors, employers, volunteer supervisors, organizational advisors, or a healthcare professional you have either worked with or job shadowed (family friends or family members are NOT acceptable). We do NOT accept letters from friends, family, family friends, politicians, or clergy members. Letters should provide as many details as possible about your qualities, attributes, and ability to be successful in college and professional school.
  5. You must not be required to complete remedial (zero-level) coursework in math or science.
  6. Submit a signed copy of your PEAP Statement of Understanding if accepted into the program.


If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Richardson, Director of Recruitment & Admissions at jennifer-richardson@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-6598.

The online application can be accessed at:

OUCOP PEAP for Non-Science Bachelor's Degree Holders