The UALR Bowen School of Law and the UAMS College of Pharmacy offer a concurrent JD/PharmD program. The program allows cross-credit for certain specified courses, offering a potential savings of 20 credit hours in the total credit hours otherwise required for both degrees.
Possible careers with this joint degree could include: tort lawyer for class action suits for bad drugs, in-house counsel to pharmaceutical company, pharmaceutical patent lawyer, and expert witness.
If you are interested in this concurrent degree, we recommend that you visit with both programs before applying. You must apply for admission to, and be accepted by, both Bowen Law School and the UAMS College of Pharmacy.
Make an appointment for advising with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the Bowen School of Law. Bring your letter of acceptance from the College of Pharmacy with you to that meeting.
After advising is complete, you will sign a Declaration of Intent to Pursue Concurrent Degree Programs. That form must be presented to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the Bowen School of Law and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Pharmacy, signed by each Associate Dean, and filed with each school.