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Non-ACS General Track/Pharmacy Focus (Algebra Start)

This degree has as its core a number of fundamental courses in chemistry and allows for students with interests in additional fields to build a broad based curriculum.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
MATH 1111

College Algebra

3
I2: XIDS 2002

First Year Seminar

2
T1: BIOL 1107 + Lab

Principles of Biology I

4
A: Humanities 3

Milestone:

  • Overall B or better grades highly desirable to be competitive for pharmacy school.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
M: MATH 1113

Precalculus

4
F: CHEM 1211 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry I

4
T2: BIOL 1108 + Lab

Principles of Biology II

4

Milestone:

  • Overall B or better grades highly desirable to be competitive for pharmacy school.

Term 3: Summer

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CHEM 1212 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry II

3

Milestone:

  • Complete Chemistry 2 with a B or better to be remain on track.

 

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours + 4 Summer Credit Hours = 34 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 2251 + Lab

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4
F: CHEM 2411 + Lab

Organic Chemistry I

4
CHEM 2130

Sophomore Chemistry Seminar

1
T3: MATH 1634

Calculus I

4

Milestone:

  • Overall B or better grades highly desirable to be competitive for pharmacy school.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: MATH 1401

Elementary Statistics

3
CHEM 3422 + Lab

Organic Chemistry II

4
S2: ECON 2105 OR 2106

Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics

3
BIOL 2252 + Lab

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

Milestones:

  • Overall B or better grades highly desirable to be competitive for pharmacy school.
  • ECON 2105 or 2106 are required for many pharmacy schools.
  • Complete CHEM 3422 with a C or better.

13 Fall Credit Hours + 14 Spring Credit Hours = 27 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 3310K

Analytical Chemistry

4
BIOL 2260 OR 3310

Foundations of Microbiology + Lab section or Microbiology

4
A: Humanities 3
P: Citizenship 3

Milestones:

  • Overall B or better grades highly desirable to be competitive for pharmacy school.
  • CHEM 3310K may be taken summer after Year 2.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
I1: COMM 1110

Public Speaking

3
PHYS 1111 + Lab

Introductory Physics I

4
CHEM 4711

Biochemistry

3
S1: Social Science 3
P: Citizenship 3

Milestones:

  • Complete 70-90 hours based on desired pharmacy school.
  • Take PCAT.
  • Public Speaking (COMM 1110) required for many pharmacy schools.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 3510

Survey of Physical Chemistry

3
PHYS 1112 + Lab

Introductory Physics II

4
CHEM 4610

Inorganic Chemistry

3
CHEM Course

3000/4000 level CHEM Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3

Milestone:

  • If students took BIOL 4503, one of the elective courses must be a CHEM 3000/4000.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 4910L

Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice

3
CHEM Course

3000/4000 level CHEM Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

4
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3
Elective

3000/4000 level Elective course

3

16 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 32 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Choose Concentration (ACS track recommended).

Middle Years:

  • Take Sophomore Seminar.
  • Complete Organic Chemistry sequence.
  • Complete Analytical Chemistry.
  • Complete other supporting courses (see Advisor to have a clear roadmap).

Last Year:

  • Take Senior Seminar.
  • Take senior capstone course(s) and complete a senior project.
  • Complete all required courses for a degree.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Connect with your faculty mentor.
  • Join clubs (Chemistry Association or Emerging Healthcare Leaders recommended).

Middle Years:

  • Join a research group or seek for student employment (workshop leader, laboratory assistant).
  • Attend program/department/college events.
  • Attend senior research presentations and on-campus conferences.
  • Study and hang out in the student lounge (TLC 2116).

Last Year:

  • Attend program/department/college events.
  • Attend on-campus conferences.
  • Study and hang out in the student lounge (TLC 2116).

Broaden Your Perspectives

Middle Years:

  • Explore internships or part-time jobs in career-related areas (industry, pharmacy, etc.).
  • Explore summer internships or REU programs.
  • Explore volunteer opportunities with a club or in career-related areas.

Last Year:

  • Re-examine career paths with a chemistry degree (ACS Career page, alumni connections, your own aptitude and interest).

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

  • Talk to alumni in a career field of interest, matched by your faculty mentor.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Talk to your faculty mentor.
  • Look into on-campus self-care and stress resources especially Campus Center, Health Services, and Counseling Center.
  • Find study buddies.
  • Go to events, have fun (balance time between study, work, and fun).

Last Year:

  • Talk to your faculty mentor.
  • Look into on-campus self-care and stress resources especially Campus Center, Health Services, and Counseling Center.
  • Find study buddies.
  • Go to events, have fun (balance time between study, work, and fun).

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Write preliminary resume.
  • Seek for resume-building opportunities related to your career goal (employment, research, activities, volunteering).

Last Year:

  • Build hands-on experience through research and/or internships.
  • Update your resume or CV.
  • Apply for graduate schools, professional school, or jobs.
  • Make sure to get help from Career Services for cover letters, resume, application, and interviews.

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