Aspiring pharmacy students will be able to finish school sooner thanks to a new partnership in Kentucky.

The collaboration between Kentucky Wesleyan College and University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy was announced on Thursday.

The Accelerated 3+4 Program allows students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of pharmacy with one less year of course work.

Pharmacy students will attend KWC for the first three years then transfer to UK for the pharmacy doctorate program.

“This program is definitely gonna set you up for success,” said CVS Staff Pharmacist Sara Rafferity. “No doubt about it. You’re gonna get the very best education here at Wesleyan that’ll prepare you for the extreme rigorous coursework that you’ll endure at the college of pharmacy, but both are necessary.”

The new partnership is the latest in several collaborations KWC has announced over the past year.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 22, 2018)