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Option Pre-Pharmacy Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



The BioHealth Sciences major offers a preparatory program designed to meet most requirements for admission to pharmacy schools across the U.S., including OSU’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program. Students who complete the four-year pre-pharmacy program earn a BS degree in BioHealth Sciences with a Pre-Pharmacy option. Satisfactory completion of the pre-pharmacy course work facilitates, but does not guarantee, admission to pharmacy school; applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to make sure they are meeting all requirements.



First Year (40–45)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
   and/or MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
   or MTH 241. *Calculus for Management and Social Science (4)
PHAR 201. Pharmacy Orientation (1) Recommended
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Fitness (3)
Speech (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (7) Recommend Psychology course

Second Year (45)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
Writing II (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (14) Recommend Economics course

Third Year (45)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
Contemporary Global Issues (3) Recommend H 312. *HIV/Aids and STIS in Modern Society (3)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2) Recommended
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (16)

Fourth Year (45)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
Science, Technology, and Society (3)
Upper-division electives (23-24) Recommend BB 450, 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
Writing Intensive Course (3-4)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3) [BI 385 terminated fall 2017]
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

The College of Science requires the completion of a minimum of 12 credits in CS, MTH, ST.

Additional courses from upper-division science courses to total 36 credits of upper-division science. A total of 180 credits with 60 upper-division credits (courses numbered 300 and above) are required to graduate.

Total=180


Additional courses required for entry into OSU's PharmD program:

BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
   or ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
   or AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
One course in the social or behavioral sciences (3) Only required for students who will not complete a BS degree before entry into PharmD.

Additional courses for other PharmD programs:

Each of the 130+ pharmacy schools in the U.S. has its own list of prerequisites. Many schools also require applicants to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Students must check with any school to which they wish to apply for up-to-date information.

Sample Four–Year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major, Pre–Pharmacy Option


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
HHS 231.  *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or PAC (1–2)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
Elective credits (3)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
PHAR 201. Pharmacy Orientation (1)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
Speech (3)
Elective credits (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (15–16)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
Western Culture (3–4)

Winter Term (14–15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
Writing II (3)
Elective credit (3–4)

Spring Term (14–16)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Lab (4)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (14–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)
Elective credit (2–3)

Winter Term (13–15)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Elective credit (3–5)

Spring Term (14–17)

PH 203. *General Physics (5)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
(one course may also count for a bacc core requirement)
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
FCSJ/ANTH 361. *Food Justice (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY 466. *Fat Studies (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS/QS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Year 4


Fall Term (14–16)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BI 331. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 341. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credit (2–3)

Winter Term (14–16)

BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
BI  332. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 342. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credit (3–4)

Spring Term (14–16)

BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2)
Elective credit (6–7)

Select one Social Processes and Institutions course from below (3–4):
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
AEC 250. *Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (3)

Total=180


Option Code: 583




 
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