A combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Pharmacy (B.S. /Pharm.D.) program between the University of Hartford and Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy (NDM-SOP) provides an opportunity for students with career goals in pharmacy. The program typically allows for the completion of the B.S./Pharm.D. degree in a seven-year period. The B.S./Pharm.D. program is for the academically outstanding student with a strong motivation toward the field of pharmacy.
Initial study at the University of Hartford allows students to complete the general education and basic science requirements for the health sciences degree. The B.S. degree is awarded by the University following the successful completion of the first year of graduate study.
The Doctor of Pharmacy program requires four years of combined academic and clinical training leading to the Pharm.D. degree, which is a prerequisite for licensure in the United States.
NDM-SOP is located in Baltimore, MD, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The combined program is for the academically outstanding student with a strong, realistic motivation toward a career in pharmacy. Applicants must excel academically and may be interviewed by representatives from both institutions. Students admitted into the program are required to maintain a 3.25 overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.25 science GPA during their matriculation at the University of Hartford, with a minimum grade of C in all required program course work, satisfactory scores on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), the recommendation of the Premedical Professions Advisory Committee, and completion of a satisfactory interview with NMD-SOP Admissions officials.