B.S. in Biochemistry - Doctor of Pharmacy
Seven-year Program with Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Accelerated 7- Year B.S. in Biochemistry/Pharm.D. program provides a platform for currently enrolled students at both New Jersey campuses who are interested in FDU’s Doctor of Pharmacy program within the School of Pharmacy.
High achieving students can enter into one of three accelerated tracks (in Biochemistry, Biology or Chemistry) with the potential to matriculate into the School of Pharmacy following completion of three years of undergraduate study. Students who maintain a 3.3 GPA with no pharmacy prerequisite course below a B- are guaranteed an interview for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor is also required.
Following the interview process, students admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program will maintain their undergraduate scholarships and aid during the fourth “bridge” year while completing both their first professional year of study and their baccalaureate degree in their major area of study.
A minimum of 128 credits is required for the BS degree, 100 of these are taken at the Metropolitan Campus in yrs. 1-3 + 28 credits (to be approved by department chair/director) in year 4 at FDU’s School of Pharmacy. Students not accepted into FDU’s School of Pharmacy have the option of switching out of the BS in Biochemistry - PharmD combined degree and into another concentration.
|1st Semester||(16 credits)|
|2nd semester||(16 credits)|
BIOL1252/BIOL1254 General Biology II & Lab
|3rd Semester||(18 credits)|
BIOL4405 1Ethics in Science
|4th Semester||(18 credits)|
CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II
|5th Semester||(15 credits)|
BIOL2237/BIOL2239 Human Structure & Function I & Lab
|6th Semester||(16-17 credits)|
BIOL3210 / BIOL3211 Genetics & Lab
|7th Semester||(20 credits)|
PHRM6100 Found in Pharmaceutical Science
|8th Semester||(18 credits)|
PHRM6102 Intgrtd Pharmacotherapy II:Gastrointestinal
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ENWR1101 and 1102 will satisfy this requirement.
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: MATH 1201 and 2202 will satisfy this requirement.
1ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Students must take BIOL4405 Ethics in Science to satisfy this requirement.
2HUMANITIES: Take six credits of any course that has the prefix ENGL, HIST, HUMN, LANG, PHIL, or RELI, or the following ART courses: ART1103, 1107, 1108, 1120, 1131, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 2137, and 2238. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.
3SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION: Requirements consist of a three-credit Speech course.
ART AND CULTURE: This requirement is waived as it will be satisfied by UNIV2002 Global Issues.
SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS: This requirement will be satisfied by BIOL1251 and 1252.
4YEARS 5-7 – SCHOOL of PHARMACY:
PHRM6501 Intro Pharmacy Practice Experience
PHRM7105 Integrated Pharmacotherapy V: Neurology, Psych. Anesth.
PHRM7106 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VI: Infectious Disease
PHRM7107 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VII: Pulmonary, EENT
PHRM7108 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VIII: Endocrine, Renal, Repro.
PHRM7111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy V-VI: Conceptual Connection
PHRM7112 Integrated Pharmacotherapy VII-VIII: Conceptual Connection
PHRM7201 Pharmaceutical Dispensing & Compounding
PHRM7202 Pharmaceutics III: Sterile Products & Biopharmaceuticals
PHRM7302 Epidemiology & Public Health
PHRM7401 Professional Pharmacy Practice III: Informatics/Drug Info.
PHRM7501 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience II
PHRM7701 Beyond the Curriculum II
PHRM8109 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IX: Autoimmune & Rare
PHRM8110 Integrated Pharmacotherapy X: Hematology/Oncology
PHRM8111 Integrated Pharmacotherapy I-X: Whole System Overview
PHRM8112 Case Studies in Pharmacy
PHRM8202 Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine
PHRM8301 Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, Outcomes
PHRM8302 Public Health & the Global Mission of Pharmacy
PHRM8402 Professional Pharmacy Practice IV: Leadership/Management
PHRM8501 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience III
PHRM8601 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I: Community
PHRM8602 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II: Hospital
PHRM8603 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III: Am Care
PHRM8604 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV: IM
PHRM8605 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V: Elective
PHRM8606 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VI: Elective
PHRM8607 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VII: Elective
PHRM8608 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VIII: Elective
PHRM8609 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IX: Elective
PHRM8701 Beyond the Curriculum III
PHRM8900 Pharmacy Capstone
Elective Courses 21
A minimum of 123 credits is required for the BS degree; 99 of these are taken at the Metropolitan Campus in yrs. 1-3 + 24 credits (to be approved by department chair/director) in year 4 at FDU’s School of Pharmacy. Students not accepted into FDU’s School of Pharmacy have the option of switching out of the BS in Biochemistry, PharmD combined degree and into another concentration.
Seven-year Program with Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University
Students are admitted to FDU as incoming freshmen or qualified transfer students. They may apply for the B.S. degree upon successful completion of six semesters at FDU and the first year of study at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. A maximum of 32 credits from the School of Pharmacy may be transferred toward completion of the B.S. degree at FDU.
While enrolled at FDU, students are required to follow the accelerated preprofessional curriculum in chemistry and are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 3.25 or higher in all course work and a minimum of 3.40 in all science courses.
Qualified students enrolled in the combined degree program will be guaranteed a seat at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University for training in pharmacy. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
- Completion of all FDU curriculum requirements, including the general education requirements and the degree program requirements for the major and all prerequisite courses required for admission to the School of Pharmacy. Students need to obtain a grade of 3.40 or higher in science courses;
- A GPA of 3.25 or higher;
- Submission of a satisfactory Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) score (75 or higher) in a timely fashion (taken no later than October of their junior year);
- A score of 36 or higher (out of 40) for the interview at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University;
- Two favorable letters of recommendation from FDU faculty;
- One letter of support from a health care provider;
- Students currently enrolled at FDU who seek admission to the combined degree program must apply to the School of Natural Sciences, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J prior to the completion of 60 credit hours at FDU or at least one year before the anticipated date of matriculation at Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University.
Students not accepted into Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy have the option of switching out of the BS in Biohemistry - PharmD combined degree and into another concentration.