B.S. in Chemistry/Dr of Pharmacy
(Dual-Degree Program)

A collaborative 3 + 3 partnership with University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Frostburg State University have formed a new academic partnership offering students an accelerated track to becoming pharmacists in six years.

This innovative "3 + 3" program allows you to complete your undergraduate and doctoral studies seamlessly to reduce instruction time and costs.

Chemistry majors at FSU who meet the requirements and have strong academic credentials can gain preferential admission to UMES' professional degree program after just three years of undergraduate study. And because UMES offers year-round instruction, you can earn a doctorate in three years instead of the traditional four.

After these six years, you have two degrees--Bachelors of Science from FSU and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from UMES. Upon completion of the program, you are eligible to take the pharmacy licensing exam.

Chemistry Highlights

  • Students complete all pre-pharmacy courses required for admission to the pharmacy program.
  • Participate in hands-on research projects with a broad range of interests and collaboration between multiple disciplines.
  • Complete upper-level courses with small class sizes, allowing more access to faculty members and resources.
  • Work directly with faculty and staff members on advanced technology and instrumentation commonly used in the field.
  • Join our chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society which is nationally recognized for educational outreach and promotion of science to the community and region. We also have a chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon National Chemistry Honors Society and a Pre-Professional Medical Society for students interested in careers in the health professions.


Career Outlook for Pharmacists

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while some sectors will lose pharmacy jobs due to online and mail-order prescription services, demand for pharmacists in healthcare settings such as hospitals and clinics is projected to increase. For more information, visit the U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook and search for your specific area of career interest.

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