The College of Pharmacy, which enrolled its first class in fall 2009, offers the Doctor of Pharmacy as the entry-level professional degree that will prepare students for careers as pharmacists and/or pharmaceutical scientists.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree is awarded after successful completion of four years of professional study. A minimum of two years of undergraduate pre-professional education is required for admission.
Construction of the University of New England’s state-of-the-art College of Pharmacy academic and research facility was completed summer 2009 at UNE’s Portland Campus. The building is the first facility devoted entirely to pharmacy academic studies and research in the state of Maine.
The building includes a Drug Information Center and three innovative teaching laboratories - The Hannaford Pharmacy Practice Lab, The Sterile Products Lab and The Pharmaceutics Lab - as well a complement of lecture halls and classrooms equipped with the latest technologies.
The new building was designed by Port City Architecture and built by Allied/Cook Construction, both of Portland, Maine and provides 12,000 square feet on each of four floors for a total of 48,000 square feet. The building is registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.