3+4 Accelerated Program to Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
Undergraduates at the University of Mary Washington now have an accelerated path to a pharmacy career, thanks to a new articulation agreement with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. This program provides qualified UMW students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree through Mary Washington and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in seven rather than the usual eight years.
Among the prerequisites to apply for admission to the program, students must complete at least 63 academic credits, maintain no less than a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and score in the 50th percentile on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Students may apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service during their third year.
For students selecting this path, the first year of pharmacy school will transfer to meet final graduation requirements for the UMW bachelor’s degree. This agreement is expected to be in place during the 2018-2019 academic year and is pending final approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges.
3+3 Accelerated Program to George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School
The track, known as the 3+3 Accelerated Program, provides highly motivated UMW students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington and a law degree from George Mason University in six, rather than seven, years of study.
Under the program, UMW students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 grade point average and complete all core curriculum and required courses for their major within the first three years. They may apply for admission to Scalia Law School during their third year, after obtaining an acceptable score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
UMW is the first higher education institution outside of GMU to develop such an expedited relationship with the law school. Currently, the accelerated dual degree program with Scalia Law School is available only to George Mason students. The arrangement with UMW is effective beginning in fall 2017 semester.
Students who are interested in pursuing the accelerated law degree program must be approved by their undergraduate advisor during their freshman or sophomore year. For more information, contact Dr. Jason Matzke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kimberley Kinsley at email@example.com or visit the GMU Antonin Scalia Law School 3+3 Accelerated Program page.
Early Selection to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The George Washington University and the University of Mary Washington have agreed to implement an early selection program for individuals interested in a career of medicine. Students who are accepted into and fulfill the requirements of the early selection program will be provided provisional admission to the four-year M.D. program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Select individuals are exempt from taking the MCAT, allowing these students time to pursue other academic, clinical, and volunteer opportunities, including undergraduate research and/or study abroad.
Students apply by March 1 of their second year in the UMW Honors Program. The UMW Honors program director and the UMW pre-medical program advisor will screen the applications and present selected files to The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Committee on Admission, which will review applications. The GWSMHS Committee on Admissions will review applications and make decisions regarding offer of an interview. Final decisions will be made by July.