Pre-Pharmacy

Pharmacists serve a critical role in healthcare and medication management. An invaluable member of the healthcare team, pharmacists are critical to a patient’s wellness. Pharmacists have direct patient contact acting in the role of problem solver and educating their patients and other members of the health care team.

Prepare to Lead

Washington College students can take a traditional route and earn either a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at Washington College, completing all of the pre-pharmacy prerequisite courses, and then apply for a graduate pharmacy school during their senior year or after they graduate. They may also take a streamlined route, for students with a strong interest in a liberal arts education and a career in pharmacy. Washington College and the University of Maryland offer the 3:4 Pharmacy Program. Through this program, students may earn a bachelor of science degree from Washington College and a doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm. D.) from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (UMDSOP). A Pharm.D. is the current standard for today’s pharmacists.