School of Pharmacy
 
 
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UMES HAS THE ONLY 
3-YEAR CONCENTRATED DOCTOR OF PHARMACY PROGRAM IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND


Class of 2013 Post-Graduation Metrics
95% NAPLEX first-time pass rate 
88% on-time graduation rate
18% post-graduate education (residency, fellowship) 
 
 
 


 Admissions Requirements 

 

Please see below for information on required tests, GPA, pre-requisite coursework, physical examination, immunizations, health insurance, and criminal background check.  Frequently asked questions about admissions can be found here: [Link to Admissions FAQs]

PCAT

The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) may be taken at any time, but no later than January of the year that you are seeking admission. Please contact the Psychological Corporation at 1-800-622-3231 or visit their Website www.pcatweb.info for a PCAT application and additional PCAT information.

There is no required minimum score that applicants must obtain in order to be admitted into the School of Pharmacy. However, scores above the 65th percentile rank are viewed favorably and scores below the 35th percentile rank are viewed negatively.

GPA

The minimum GPA for admission is 2.75, both science/math GPA and overall GPA. The GPAs are calculated based on the course requirements listed below.

Course Requirements (Pre-requisites) 

Pre-pharmacy requirements may be taken at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore or any accredited institution in the United States. The requisite course work necessary to qualify a prospective student for admission consideration is as follows:

General Chemistry (with lab, for science majors)

2 semesters

8 credits total

 

Organic Chemistry (with lab, for science majors)

2 semesters

8 credits total

General Biology (with lab, for science majors)

Anatomy and Physiology (with lab)

Microbiology (with lab)

1 semester

2 semesters

1 semester

4 credits

8 credits total

4 credits

 

Physics+

1 semester

4 credits


Calculus

1 semester

3-4 credits

 

Statistics

1 semester

3 credits

 Public Speaking/Interpersonal Communication

1 semester

3 credits

English Composition and Literature

2 semesters

6 credits

Economics

1 semester

3 credits

Humanities/Social Sciences*

 

12 credits

TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS 

(Semester Credit Hours)

 

66-67 credits

+ With lab; May be Algebra or Calculus-based

*Recommended Sociology, Psychology, Arts, Music, History

Please note: An Introductory Biochemistry Course is Strongly Encouraged

 


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