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Pharmaceutical Studies Program Requirements for 2022-2023

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 credits

  • BIOL 151 – General Biology I (4)
    BIOL 151L – General Biology I Lab (0)
  • BIOL 152 – General Biology II (4)
    BIOL 152L – General Biology II Lab (0)
  • Choose ONE of the following:
    • BIOL 251 – General Biology III (4)
      BIOL 251L – General Biology III Lab (0)
    • BIOL 333 – Microbiology (3)
      BIOL 333L – Microbiology Lab (1)

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 141 – General Physics Workshop 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 105C – P3 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106C – P3 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Communications Requirement – 3 credits

Choose ONE of the following:

  • COMM 250 – Speech Communication (3)
  • COMM 353 – Public Speaking and Performance (3)
  • COMM 2350 – Interpersonal Communication (3)

Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice – 35 credits

  • PHAR 3117 – Introduction to the Pharmacy Profession (1)
  • 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 3237 – Applied Pathophysiology and Therapeutics I (3)

Total: 82 credits

Notes on the Pharmaceutical Studies Major

  • Students desiring to pursue this degree must have entered St. John Fisher University 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 University, half of the undergraduate required courses must be taken in residence at St. John Fisher University, 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 Fisher Core, and all 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 (PHEA) Program 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).