Feb 20, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Pharmacy


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The field of pharmacy trains students for the efficient, ethical practice of all branches of pharmacy. Through exposure to general scientific and cultural subjects, students learn to read critically, express themselves clearly and think logically. The curriculum also prepares students for scholarship and research in the pharmacy. The pre-pharmacy concentration involves at least three years of study at UMBC. Given that 89 credits are currently required in terms of preparatory coursework, an increasing number of students are planning to complete a bachelor's degree at UMBC prior to continuing their professional studies in Pharmacy at another institution. This option allows students to assemble a more competitive overall portfolio for admission. The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising can assist students interested in pursuing a pre-pharmacy program.

The program description below meets the requirements for most nationally accredited pharmacy programs. Students should become familiar with the particular requirements of all the programs to which they intend to apply.

Pharmacy Requirements and UMBC Equivalent Courses


English (6)


Arts and Humanities electives (6)


  • Choose among English, Fine Arts (no studio courses), Music, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, American Studies, Africana Studies, Ancient Studies

Social Sciences electives (6)


  • Choose among Psychology, Sociology, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, Africana Studies

Total: 89 Credits


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