McHenry County College students can now pursue pharmacy doctorate through Concordia University–Wisconsin

A new partnership between McHenry County College and Concordia University-Wisconsin allows students to complete their entry-level courses in biology or chemistry at MCC and then finish a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Concordia.

The partnership allows students to earn their PharmD in six years, according to a news release from MCC. Students also receive a course equivalency guide that helps them navigate pre-pharmacy coursework at MCC, a dedicated admission counselor who will work with them throughout the admissions process, and preferred interview consideration when applying.

“Concordia originally reached out to us about forming this agreement because they draw some students from our area,” Julie Sherwood, coordinator for articulation and transfer at MCC, said in a statement. “They were aware of our recent investments in our science programs as part of the new Liebman Science Center and were impressed by our growing enrollment and commitment to our students.”

MCC is the first community college to establish a PharmD agreement with Concordia, according to the release.

Students pursuing this pathway apply for admission to the CUW School of Pharmacy during their second year of the program. Students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and a C or better in all MCC coursework.

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