About the Program

Welcome to the pre-pharmacy program, where you may enjoy all the benefits of a liberal arts experience while fulfilling the prerequisites for entrance into University of Maryland’s pharmacy school.

This dual-degree program requires a minimum of seven years of study. The first three are spent here, where students typically major in biology in order to complete the Washington College portion of the program within three years. You may also choose other majors such as chemistry, or psychology with a concentration in behavioral neuroscience, however these majors make it more time-consuming to obtain the prerequisites needed to apply to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Through this program, you earn a bachelor of science degree from Washington College and a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland. In recent years, Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has increased enrollment to ease a pharmacist shortage.