6-Year Dual Degree – B.A. in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
The College of Mount Saint Vincent and the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut offer a dual degree program through which students are able to earn both a Bachelor’s degree and the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years of full-time study.
During the first three years, students study full-time at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, completing a prescribed course of study that will lead to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Chemistry or Biochemistry. During the fourth through sixth year, students enroll full-time at the School of Pharmacy, University of Saint Joseph.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded by the College of Mount Saint Vincent upon the successful completion of four years of study in the dual degree program. The Pharm.D. degree is awarded by the University of Saint Joseph upon the successful completion of the fourth through sixth years of study at the School of Pharmacy, New Hartford, Connecticut.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
To be eligible to transfer into the University of Saint Joseph’s School of Pharmacy after three years of study at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, students must complete a tightly defined set of courses during the first three years. Students in the dual degree program must also maintain a high GPA and must perform satisfactorily on the PCAT exam before transferring to the School of Pharmacy.
For additional information, please visit the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy.
Curriculum Guides for the first 4 years of study leading to the award of the B.A. degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent at the conclusion of the fourth year.
Please view the requirements for a science major interested in the Pharm.D. track cooperative program: