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The Pre-Pharmacy track prepares students for entrance into a professional curriculum for Pharmacy at institutions that offer a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program. Pre-Pharmacy is not a degree-granting program at the University of Maryland, College Park. A Pharm.D. degree program follows a 2+4 model in which students complete two years of prerequisite courses at the University of Maryland, College Park and then apply for admission into a professional pharmacy school to complete four years of professional coursework, which includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. Prerequisite courses are not limited to two years and can be completed in three years.
University of Maryland students also have the option of completing a four-year degree at College Park in their selected major, in addition to completing pharmacy school prerequisites, a 4 + 4 model. In this model, students complete degree requirements in their chosen major, as well as the pre-pharmacy prerequisites for entrance into a professional pharmacy program. The institution offering the program confers a Pharm.D. degree upon completion of the program.
Prerequisites may change; students are strongly encouraged to contact professional programs for the most current requirements. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy maintains information about individual Pharm.D. program prerequisites. See www.aacp.org .
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