Coordinator: Associate Professor Ari Kirshenbaum
Saint Michael’s College has partnered with the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Vermont Campus (located less than a 10 minute drive from SMC) to provide students with a pathway toward two degrees: a B.S. in Pre-Pharmacy, and a Doctor of Pharmacy. The usual length of time for the two degrees is eight years of study, but this joint program makes it possible to complete in seven. Students spend the first three years at Saint Michael’s, then if they qualify for admission, they begin coursework at ACPHS in the fourth year. The SMC degree is awarded after one or two years at ACPHS. If for any reason the student does not matriculate at ACPHS, the program has been structured so that the student can successfully complete a Biology major at Saint Michael’s College in the fourth year of study.