Health Science Pre-Pharmacy
The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Pharmacy (BS/PharmD) program between the University of Hartford and the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy provides a unique opportunity for students with career goals in pharmacy. The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/PharmD degrees in a seven-year period.
The BS/PharmD is for the academically outstanding student with strong, realistic motivation toward the pharmacy profession. Initial study at the University of Hartford allows the student to complete the general education and basic science requirements for the BS in health science degree and the prerequisites necessary for pharmacy school. The BS degree is awarded by the University of Hartford following the successful completion of the first year of graduate study. Students who are not in the accelerated program typically complete the BS degree in four years at the University of Hartford.
The pharmacy program requires four years of combined academic and clinical training leading to the PharmD degree, which is a prerequisite for licensure eligibility in the United States. The Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy provides students with a four-year professional pharmacy curriculum.
Accreditation: The University of Hartford is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the State of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The website of the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy contains specific information regarding the accreditation status of the new pharmacy program.