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Chemistry—Pre-Pharmacy Major (B.S.)

  • Courses in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, mathematics and physics
  • Preparation for pharmacy school

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements

Major code BS3313

Sample Curriculum

Faculty Contact: Dr. Lauren McMills, director of general chemistry

Program Overview

Completion of the chemistry–pre-pharmacy program will result in a B.S. degree with a major in chemistry. The program is specifically designed to prepare the student for admission into a Doctor of Pharmacy program at an accredited pharmacy school. Graduates of a Doctor of Pharmacy program are eligible to take licensure examinations to become registered pharmacists.

The program is based upon the requirements of pharmacy schools in Ohio, but other schools might vary in their requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the admission requirements for a particular school are met.

Careers and Graduate School

Students with a B.S. degree in chemistry can apply for admission to a Doctor of Pharmacy program as well as pursue other higher education and career opportunities.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: Students wishing to change or add a chemistry major or minor at Ohio University should go to the Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences located on the first floor of Wilson Hall (College Green).

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences

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Pre-Pharmacy Major-Departmental Requirements

Complete a total of 40 semester hours of CHEM coursework, including the following:

  • CHEM 1100 - Introduction to Pharmacy Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 2410 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis and Electrochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 2410L - Analytical Chemistry I Lab Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3050 - Organic Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3060 - Organic Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3080 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • CHEM 3090 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3760 - Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310 - Analytical Chemistry II: Chromatography and Spectroscopy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4310L - Analytical Chemistry II Lab Credit Hours: 2.0
  • CHEM 4901 - Biochemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4902 - Biochemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0

Extra-departmental Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules and Cells Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I: Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 1710 - Biological Sciences II: Ecology, Evolution, Animal Body Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 1715 - Biological Sciences II Laboratory Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 3010 - Human Anatomy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 3015 - Human Anatomy Lab Credit Hours: 1.0
  • BIOS 3100 - General Genetics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • BIOS 3220 - General Microbiology Credit Hours: 3.0 and BIOS 3225 - General Microbiology Laboratory Credit Hours: 2.0
  • MATH 2301 - Calculus I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • MATH 2302 - Calculus II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0
  • PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics Credit Hours: 4.0

Chemistry Materials Fee

All chemistry laboratory courses have a consumable materials fee. In addition, students must purchase a $20 breakage card from the Office of the Bursar, the unused portion of which will be refunded.

 

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