Advising Course Plan - Health Sciences Major - Pharmacy Interest

Pharmacy - with Chemistry minor

Those interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy (e.g., a Doctor of Pharmacy, PharmD) should plan on also pursuing a Chemistry minor, in addition to a common core of prerequisite course work (*). Some requirements may differ from the ones below, depending on the Pharmacy program in which you may be interested, so please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities. You may also be required to have a foreign language, depending on the Pharmacy graduate program. Therefore, you will want to begin looking at universities’ requirements during your 1st year as an undergraduate to better prepare you for graduate programs. There are two possible paths: the second one involves both Biology and Chemistry in the first year, which may better prepare you, though it may also be more challenging. Of course, make sure you satisfy all the Health Sciences (HLSC) major requirements listed in the course catalog (the plan below should allow you to do this).

Students will apply to pharmacy programs using the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS):

http://www.pharmcas.org/

Before applying, students will need to take the PCAT standardized exam:

http://www.pearsonassessments.com/postsecondaryeducation/graduate_admissions/pcat.html

Option 1
First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141P1,*Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
CHEM 141P*General Chemistry I1
FSEM 1001First Year Seminar (unless transfer student)1
HLSC 119VHealth and Wellness1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P1,*Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
CHEM 142P*General Chemistry II1
ENGL 1011,*Writing and Rhetoric1
MATH 141Q*Calculus I with Analytic Geometry1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
MATH 141Q should be taken during the fall if it has not yet been taken in First Year 
HLSC 2011Anatomy Physiology I1
CHEM 2011,*Organic Chemistry I (IHSC elective)1
BIOL 301*Microbiology (IHSC elective)1
COMM 201*Public Speaking1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 2021Anatomy and Physiology II1
CHEM 3011,*Organic Chemistry II (IHSC elective)1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L, S course)11
PSYC 101S1,*Introduction to Psychology1
 Term Units4
Summer II
Take the PCAT exam in preparation for Pharmacy school applications - by the end of summer before Fourth Year. 
 Term Units0
Third Year
Fall
Junior Seminar must be taken during this year. 
HLSC 3091Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
PHYS 121P
or 141P*
College Physics I
University Physics I
1
Junior Seminar1,*1
CHEM 204*Biochemistry I1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4981Senior Research Proposal1
PHYS 122P
or 142P*
College Physics II
University Physics II
1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
HLSC 200V1Introduction to Nutrition Science1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
HLSC 4991Senior Research Project1
PHIL 316VBio-Medical Ethics (or equivalent; IHSC elective; or other Personal & Social Responsibility course (R, E, W, D, J course))1
Chemistry minor requirement: CHEM 200+ level course21
PUBH 140VIntroduction to Public Health1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4111Exercise Physiology1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L, S course)11
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L, S course)11
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology (recommended; or Elective)1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32
1

Required for HLSC major.

2

Excluding CHEM 285, CHEM 385, CHEM 485, CHEM 498, CHEM 499.

*

Common core of prerequisite course work.


Option 2

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141P1,*Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
PSYC 101S1,*Introduction to Psychology1
FSEM 1001First Year Seminar (unless transfer student)1
HLSC 119VHealth and Wellness1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P1,*Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
COMM 201*Public Speaking1
ENGL 1011,*Writing and Rhetoric1
MATH 141Q*Calculus I with Analytic Geometry1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
MATH 141Q should be taken during the fall it has not yet been taken in First Year. 
HLSC 2011Anatomy Physiology I1
CHEM 141P*General Chemistry I1
BIOL 301*Microbiology (IHSC elective)1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 2021Anatomy and Physiology II1
CHEM 142P*General Chemistry II1
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Summer II
Take the PCAT exam in preparation for Pharmacy school applications - by the end of summer before Fourth Year. 
 Term Units0
Third Year
Fall
Junior Seminar must be taken during this year. 
HLSC 3091Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
PHYS 121P
or 141P*
College Physics I
University Physics I
1
Junior Seminar1,*1
CHEM 2011,*Organic Chemistry I (IHSC elective)1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4981Senior Research Proposal1
PHYS 122P
or 142P*
College Physics II
University Physics II
1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
CHEM 3011,*Organic Chemistry II (IHSC elective)1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
HLSC 4991Senior Research Project1
PHIL 316VBio-Medical Ethics (or equivalent; IHSC elective; or other Personal & Social Responsibility course (R, E, W, D, J course))1
CHEM 204*Biochemistry I1
HLSC 200V1Introduction to Nutrition Science1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4111Exercise Physiology1
Chemistry minor requirement: CHEM 200+ level21
PUBH 140VIntroduction to Public Health1
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology (recommended; or General Education Requirement (A, B, H, L course))1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32
1

Required for HLSC major.

2

Excluding CHEM 285, CHEM 385, CHEM 485, CHEM 498, CHEM 499.

*

Common core of prerequisite course work.