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Students interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy begin their studies at UMBC by following our Pre-Pharmacy curriculum, which consists of at least three years worth of pre-requisites (~89 credits), followed by four years in a pharmacy school at another institution. Given the number of credits required of preparatory coursework, an increasing number of students are planning to complete a bachelor's degree at UMBC prior to continuing their professional studies in Pharmacy. This option entitles students to assemble a more competitive overall portfolio for admission.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Pharmacists is expected to grow by 17 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wages of Pharmacists were $106,410 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $92,670 and $121,310. (Reference:Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Pharmacists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/pharmacists.htm (visited May 23, 2013).