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Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Mount Saint Mary College
Doctor in Pharmacy from Touro College

Touro Pharmacy logoPharmacists help people safely obtain the medications they need to feel well. While many pharmacists choose to work in retail pharmacies, the possibilities of application for this degree are endless: teaching, researching, drug development, government, and more. Which path will you choose?

Why study Pharmacy / Biology?

Students working in labHere's what makes the Mount and Touro College's 3+4 pathway program unique:

  • Save time and money: Thanks to our partnership with Touro College, Mount Biology students have the opportunity to obtain both a bachelor's and doctoral degree in just seven years. Courses taken in the fourth year count towards both degrees, allowing you to get out into the field and start your future sooner.
  • Multidiscipline approach: As a pharmacist, you won't just need to know the science behind medication - you'll also need a steady grasp of mathematics, communication, psychology, and more. Thankfully, you'll have plenty of opportunities to take courses like these at the Mount to further grow your skillset!
  • Start small: We think that learning in a small class setting makes all the difference. Start your degree in our small, nurturing classroom setting at the Mount, then be prepared to change the world on a big scale!

What to expect as a Pharmacy / Biology student

Learn about the Pharmacy 3+4 academic requirements and courses here. Learn more about the pathway program and the Touro College requirements here.

For your first three years at the Mount, your course curriculum will look very similar to that of our other Biology majors. You’ll take your General Education and introductory courses in your major, followed by upper-level courses in the subject. In your junior year, you will also apply for admission to the doctoral program at Touro College of Pharmacy.

Following acceptance to the program, in your fourth year at the Mount, you’ll also begin taking classes at Touro. These classes will count as electives towards your undergraduate degree as well. At the end of your fourth year, you’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Mount and begin taking courses exclusively at Touro College towards a doctorate.

In order to be eligible for this program, you must maintain a 3.0+ overall GPA and a 2.75+ GPA in the sciences.

As with our traditional Biology majors, you’ll benefit from opportunities for applied research with professors, small class sizes that foster real world training, and giving back to the community both inside and outside the classroom.

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Be prepared for your future

With a bachelor's degree in Biology and a doctoral degree in Pharmacy, you'll be able to select a number of paths for your future as a pharmacist, including pharmaceutical practice, research, teaching, and more.

Janet Petroski

Associate Professor of Chemistry
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