B.S./PharmD Program

B.S./PharmD Program | Undergraduate

B.S./PharmD Program

The B.S./PHARM.D. Program allows a student to complete the requirements for both the B.S. and Pharm.D. degree in seven years instead of the customary eight years. The College of Pharmacy at Howard University is currently reactivating the articulation agreements with feeder institutions where a student obtains a B.S. degree from the feeder institution and a Pharm.D. degree from Howard University upon completion of all required courses. Below are the feeder institutions:

  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Bennett College
  • Bowie State University
  • Cheyney University
  • Delaware State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fisk University
  • Fort Valley University
  • John C. Smith University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • South Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina Pembroke
  • Virginia State University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Lincoln University
  • Spelman College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Jackson State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Clarke Atlanta University


Issuance Of Dual Degree

The B.S. degree under the Dual Degree Program will be awarded upon successful completion of 34 credit hours of 14 Howard University College of Pharmacy courses in addition to all of the required credits from one of the respective feeder institutions listed above. A student who does not complete the College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy requirements can only be awarded a B.S. degree upon successful completion of the credit hours of their respective feeder institution’s required courses to earn the regular B.S. degree in their indicated major field. The student must successfully complete each portion of the dual degree program in order to be awarded both degrees.

How To Apply

To be eligible for admission consideration into the Dual Degree Program, an applicant must apply through PharmCAS (by the end of the first semester of their third year and our March 1 deadline) of successful completion of the Howard University College of Pharmacy’s required Pre-Pharmacy program at one of the above-listed feeder institutions; have a declared major; and, be on track to receive this viable degree upon completion of their first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  Furthermore, demonstrate the ability to fulfill all of the Admission Requirements listed. Please inform the Director of Admissions directly via email at marlon.prince@howard.edu of your interest in applying to the Dual Degree Program.


The curriculum is designed to allow the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program to be the equivalent of the final year at one of the respective feeder institutions. Upon completion of the first professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, the Associate Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Howard University signs the required documentation from the students’ feeder institution confirming that the student has successfully completed their first year in the College of Pharmacy. The student then provides that documentation to their respective feeder institution and completes all other necessary documents needed for them to participate in their commencement activities at their respective feeder institution. The student then returns to the College of Pharmacy to complete their first Summer Semester and all other proceeding semesters required to obtain the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. For the proposed structure of the curriculum of the Dual Degree B.S./Pharm. D. Program, please consult your respective feeder institution’s website and advisor.

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Undergraduate
  • Related Degrees: B.S., Pharm. D.
  • Program Type: Major
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: Hybrid

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."


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Marlon J. Prince

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Profile Type: Staff

School / College: College of Pharmacy

Department / Office: Office of Student Affairs, Pharmacy

marlon.prince@howard.edu | (202) 806-6530


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