Pre-Pharmacy Program

Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum

The University of St. Francis offers excellent undergraduate preparation for pharmacy school.  While USF does not offer a specific Pre-Pharmacy major, we do offer a biology degree with a pre-pharmacy track for students interested in pursuing careers in pharmacy.  Currently, we have a direct enrollment agreement with Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy where upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, the student will gain admission to their Pharm D. program. The curriculum below is reflective of the courses required by Roosevelt’s program; however, the following sequence of courses will prepare students for entrance into most pharmacy schools.

Pharmacy schools are looking for students who have completed a core of specific coursework in biology, chemistry, math and physics and who have performed at a high academic level. Pharmacy schools may also require volunteer work or other specific types of clinical experience outside the classroom. In addition, coursework required in the humanities and social sciences may vary by school.

REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES:                               
BIOL 150 Fundamentals of Ecology and Evolution (3)
BIOL 151 Beginning Investigative Experiences in Biology (2)
BIOL 160 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 255 Genetics (4)
BIOL 345 Perspectives in Evolution (3)
BIOL 375 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology I (3)
BIOL 376 Advanced Investigative Experiences in Biology II (3)
BIOL 410 Senior Seminar (3)
BIOL 211 Microbiology (5)
BIOL 221 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 252 Human Physiology (4)

 

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE BIOLOGY COURSES
 Must take three at the 300- or 400-level:
BIOL 322 Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 343 Immunology (3)
BIOL 353 Endocrinology (3)

 

REQUIRED CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS and MATH COURSES:      
CHEM 121/123 General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 122/124 General Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (5)
CHEM 226/7 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab (5)
PSCI 111 General Physics I (4)
MATH 105 Intro to Statistics (3)
Or
MATH 175 Statistics (4)
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)

 

RECOMMENDED CHEMISTRY COURSE:
CHEM 341 Medicinal Chemistry (3)
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES:
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Or
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Two courses from ARTD, PHIL, THEO, ENGL or FORL (6)
Two courses from PSYC, SOCI or POLI (6)

 

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