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Class of 2017 Commencement Snapshot

Written by Jenna Pizzi
Published on June 2, 2017

Commencement Snapshot

Celebrating the 2017 Graduates

Approximately 560 graduates were honored on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at University of the Sciences’ 196th Commencement Ceremony held at the Liacouras Center.  Among those receiving their degrees was Dr. Paul Offit, a world renowned vaccine advocate, who received an honorary doctor of science degree.

The sixth annual bachelor’s degree conferment ceremony was held on Friday, May 19, 2017, in the University’s Athletic/Recreation Center. Some 172 USciences students in the doctor of occupational therapy, doctor of physical therapy, doctor of pharmacy, and masters of science in physician assistant studies programs were granted bachelor of science degrees. They will continue their matriculation toward their professional degrees.  

Total graduates: 767
Degrees granted: 768

Undergraduate degrees: 663
Graduate degrees: 105

Undergraduate level grads: 663
Graduate level grads: 105
Dual-degree graduates: 1

Men: 294
Women: 473

Age of youngest graduate: 20

Age of oldest graduate: 64

Number of states represented by graduates: 25

Number of countries represented by graduates (other than USA): 25

Number of graduates with a 3.40 GPA or higher: 387

Undergraduate: 297
Graduate: 90

Breakdown of Degrees

  • BS: 255
  • BSHS: 89
  • MBA: 15
  • MOT: 45
  • MPH: 3
  • MS: 32
  • MSPAS: 37
  • DPT: 78
  • DrOT: 15
  • PharmD: 183
  • PhD: 16

Graduates by College

Mayes College: 49

Misher College: 96

PCP: 359

Samson College: 264

Degrees by College

Mayes College: 49

Misher College:96

PCP: 359

Samson College: 264

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