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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry/Pre-pharmacy, BS

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Program code: CHEM-PPHR

The Pre-pharmacy Track and the Pre-medical concentration of the BS degree allow students to take all courses required for entrance into their intended professional health program. Students in these tracks retain the option of: (a) attending medical or pharmacy school, (b) attending graduate school in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, or a variety of medically-related PhD programs, (c) employment in the chemistry or pharmaceutical industry. Both of these programs have a very high percentage of their graduates accepted into pharmacy or medical school. Additionally, the flexibility of the concentrations in the Chemistry BS degree allows students to change the focus of their degree program during their undergraduate experience.

Liberal Studies: 44-46cr

As Outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements with the following specifications.

Liberal Studies Philosophy or Religious Studies: 3cr

Liberal Studies Natural Science: 8cr

Liberal Studies Social Science: 9cr

Controlled Electives: 14-15cr

Free Electives: 14-17cr (1,3)

Total Required Credits: 120

(1) The application requirements of specific schools of pharmacy may result in the need to take additional courses. Students should be aware of the requirements at each program in which they are interested, and plan to take courses accordingly to meet these requirements.

(2)  Students are required to complete the DUCK exam during their last semester at IUP.

(3) Students enrolled at an accredited School of Pharmacy after three years at IUP may use their first-year pharmacy courses to meet the requirement for CHEM 314, CHEM 325 and CHEM 341. These students may also count up to 30 credits from pharmacy school toward their IUP degree.

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