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B.S. in Pharmaceutical Studies

The undergraduate B.S. in pharmaceutical studies program begins with a foundation of coursework in mathematics and the basic sciences and progresses to advanced coursework in the pharmaceutical sciences.

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Studies

All courses designated as PHAR, and all undergraduate courses listed below, are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Biology Requirements - 12-13 credits

  • BIOL 120C - P4 General Biology (3)
    BIOL 127L - General Biology Lab (1)
  • BIOL 128C - SQ General Zoology (3)
    BIOL 128L - General Zoology Lab (1)
  • Choose ONE of the following:
    • BIOL 213 - Plant Biology (3)
      BIOL 213L - Plant Biology Lab (1)
    • BIOL 214 - Microbiology (3)
      BIOL 214L - Microbiology Lab (1)
    • BIOL 311 - Cell Biology (3)
      BIOL 311L - Cell Biology Techniques (2)

Chemistry Requirements - 18 credits

  • CHEM 103C - P4 General Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 103L - General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHEM 104C - General Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 104L - General Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • CHEM 201 - SQ Organic Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 201L - Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)
  • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 202L - Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)

Mathematics Requirement - 4 credits

  • MATH 120C - P4 Calculus I (4)

Physics Requirement - 4 credits

  • PHYS 121C - P4 Introduction to Physics I (4)

Statistics Requirement - 3 credits

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ECON 221 - SQ Statistics I (3)
  • PSYC 201 - Basic Statistics (3)
  • STAT 160 - P4 Introduction to Data Science (3)

Economics Requirement - 3 credits

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ECON 105 - P3 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106 - P3 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Communications Requirement - 3 credits

Choose ONE of the following:

  • COMM 250 - Speech Communication (3)
  • COMM 353 - Public Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 290 - Science, Rhetoric, Public (3)

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice - 35 credits

  • PHAR 3117 - Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession (1)
  • PHAR 3120 - IPE: TeamSTEPPS (0)
  • PHAR 3122 - Pharmacy Calculations (2)
  • PHAR 3123 - Clinical Application of Epidemiology I (2)
  • PHAR 3142 - Pharmaceutics I (4)
  • PHAR 3144 - Systems Pharmacology I (4)
  • PHAR 3148 - Biosystems I (4)
  • PHAR 3218 - Introduction to Diversity (1)
  • PHAR 3226 - State Pharmacy Law (2)
  • PHAR 3240 - Biosystems II (4)
  • PHAR 3242 - Pharmaceutics II (4)
  • PHAR 3244 - Systems Pharmacology II (4)
  • PHAR 4238 - Self Care & Natural Products (3)

Total: 82-83 credits

Notes on the Pharmaceutical Studies Major

  • Students desiring to pursue this degree must have entered St. John Fisher College directly from high school). Transfer credits may be applied to the pharmacy prerequisites, core, and elective undergraduate coursework as appropriate.
  • Undergraduate residency requirements must be met. At least 30 undergraduate credits must be earned at St. John Fisher College, half of the undergraduate required courses must be taken in residence at St. John Fisher College, and no more than six of the last 36 undergraduate credits may be taken in transfer.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit may not be awarded for ANY of the required science courses in the major.
  • The College Core, and all English and humanities pharmacy prerequisite courses, must be completed as part of this program.
  • Any undergraduate courses that function as prerequisites to the Pharm.D. program must be passed with a minimum grade of "C." Please see the Pre-Pharmacy page for information on prerequisite requirements.
  • Any electives taken to reach 120 earned credit hours, as required by New York state for an undergraduate degree program, must be taken at the undergraduate level
  • Students accepted into the Pharmacy Early Assurance Program (PHEA) may declare their undergraduate major as B.S. in pharmaceutical studies. All other students are eligible to declare the B.S. in pharmaceutical studies as their undergraduate major only after matriculation to the Doctor of Pharmacy program (P1 year).