3 + 3 = Bachelor's + Doctor of Pharmacy Degrees

Earn a Bachelor's Degree AND a Doctor of Pharmacy in just six years through innovative partnerships between Stritch and the Medical College of Wisconsin

About the Program

Cardinal Stritch University and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy have announced a new program in which students can earn a bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry from Stritch and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from MCW in just six years.

Stritch students who successfully complete the first three years of the program will be directly admitted into the MCW School of Pharmacy, where they will complete another three years of study. Credits earned at MCW will transfer back to Stritch, completing bachelor’s degree requirements.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, national career opportunities for pharmacists are anticipated to grow by 6% between 2016-2026. The median annual wage for pharmacists was $124,170 in May 2017. In addition to dispensing prescription medications and offer expertise in the safe use of prescriptions, pharmacists also may conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles.

Stritch sophomore biology major Daniel Kolade

Natural Sciences department chair Dr. Dan Meer

What People Are Saying

“Partnering with the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy brings together two institutions that are committed to providing exceptional educational experiences and will prepare students for an in-demand career. Graduates of this 3 + 3 program will be healthcare leaders who are committed to patient-centered care.” - Stritch President Kathleen A. Rinehart, J.D.

“I am excited about the opportunity to start graduate school before I complete my bachelor’s degree. This partnership will help me apply my skills and talents as I prepare to be a pharmacist and help fulfill my childhood dream of creating better lives for people.” - Current Stritch student Daniel Kolande

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