Prospective pharmacy students may attend Carlow University for two (or three) years and then receive preferential consideration for admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy.

Students have two options:

Professional Doctorate Pathway
Pharm. D. only, no bachelor's degree awarded. 6 years.

Students attend Carlow for two years of pre-pharmacy course work before transferring to the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy for the "professional phase" of their studies.

Advantages:  

  • shortest of the two pathways; 
  • students remain eligible for $16,000 institutional scholarship each year at Duquesne

Consideration: 

  • students do not receive a Carlow degree

Bachelor's Degree Pathway
BS in Biology / Pharm.D. 7 years.

In this option students attend Carlow for three years before transferring to the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. After completing their first year at Duquesne, students will be awarded a B.S. degree in Biology by Carlow University. 

Advantages:

  • Students receive a Carlow BS in Biology degree along the way
  • Students walk in commencement with Carlow peers

Consideration:

  • After conferral of BS degree, students lose eligibility for $16,000 Duquesne institutional scholarship.