Getting a bachelors degree during the Summer?

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    Hey all. First and foremost, I'd like to apologize if this question is in the wrong section, cause I'm not sure where it belongs.

    Let's say a person gets accepted into a professional health program like medical school, dental school, or pharmacy school. Not that what I'm about to say is practical or that anybody would want to do it, but is it possible for that person to get a bachelor's degree in their undergrad major taking summer classes only?

    The reason why I am asking is cause this is the case for a friend of mine. My friend wants to know if it's possible to fulfill the chemistry bachelor of science degree, but when my friend asked universities if they offered the classes besides the introductory chem courses, they all said no.

    So pretty much, is it possible to do this, and if so, which universities offer the chemistry classes necessary in to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry besides the introductory, or general and organic sequences?

    If not, which other math or science related degrees, offer all of the necessary courses similar to chemistry or somehow related in the summer so that my friend can continue?
     

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      Most large universities have a chemistry department. Your friend will want to apply to a state school most likely. some PharmD programs allow you to finish your degree alongside your other classes. It would depend on how many courses your friend has left.

      Why does your friend want the chemistry degree?
       

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        My friend wants a chemistry degree because of possibly going into academia. Most schools don't have the upper chem classes necessary in the summers, only in fall and spring, so I guess my friend will have to wait until the pharmacy program is over.
         
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          My friend wants a chemistry degree because of possibly going into academia. Most schools don't have the upper chem classes necessary in the summers, only in fall and spring, so I guess my friend will have to wait until the pharmacy program is over.

          After yourfriend gets the PharmD, he/she won't need to have a bachelors to apply to phd programs (the PharmD supersedes it).
           

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            Lea's right. Your friend definitely doesn't need to finish the bachelors if they want to get into academia. Speaking from experience, it is possible to complete a bachelors after initial enrollment in pharmacy school, but it's a definite PITA. Besides, summers should be reserved for internships or other meaningful pursuits.
             
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