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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/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated fall 2017]
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)
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.


Option Code: 583




 
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