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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog (August 2017 - July 2018)

Chemistry - Pharmacy Option (BS)


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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry (Pharmacy Option) allows graduates the opportunity to receive a B.S. degree from Concord after completing the first year of the 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at the University of Charleston. Students interested in this option will take three years (90 semester hours) of academic work at Concord and then apply for competitive admission to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Charleston. Students interested in this program are encouraged to have ACT or SAT scores of 24 or 1100, a high school GPA of 3.0/4.0, and a high school class rank in the top 25%. In order to maximize potential for acceptance into the UC program, students should attain at least a 3.25 GPA in all college-level courses required for the program with no grade less than a C. Students are further encouraged to show evidence of scholarly and extracurricular activities, community and campus activism, and a desire to become a pharmacist.

Registration and tuition for courses taken during the fourth year, off-campus residency in Pharmacy School will occur at the University of Charleston; Concord University does not charge tuition or fees during the fourth year. Pharmacy Option students should begin the sequence of courses in biology (BIOL 101 ), chemistry (CHEM 101 ), and math (MATH 103 ) their first semester in order to avoid later schedule conflicts and to be ready for their hospital training after three years of college.

3+1 Programs in Allied Health Sciences: Pre-pharmacy and Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science


Concord University has affiliation arrangements with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA, by which Concord offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in: (I) Chemistry (Pharmacy Option) , and (II) Chemistry (Clinical Laboratory Science Option) . The Pharmacy Option requires completion of 3 years of coursework at Concord followed by the first year of the 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy program on the campus of the University of Charleston (WV). The Clinical Laboratory Science Option requires completion of 3 years of coursework at Concord followed by a one-year residency at a fully accredited hospital School of Medical Technology (Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, VA or another accredited and approved program). Additional details on both programs are provided below and students should remain in close contact with a Concord chemistry faculty adviser to assure that all program requirements are met, including any possible unpublished changes to both programs that may be required by the external institutions. Admission to both the University of Charleston Pharmacy School and accredited Medical Technology programs is highly competitive; students who fail to be admitted will not be eligible for the pre-pharmacy or Clinical Laboratory Science degree options at Concord. Students should begin the sequence of courses in biology (BIOL 101 ), chemistry (CHEM 101 ), and math (MATH 103 ) their first semester in order to avoid later schedule conflicts and to be ready for their off-campus residency after three years of college.

Chemistry Pharmacy Major Requirements


This degree requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including: (1) the General Education Program  ; (2) the Phase I Pre-pharmacy program listed below; and (3) the first year of phase II at the University of Charleston (Students will enroll in

  at Concord; 30 hours in two semesters).

Useful but not required classes:


Note:


*MATH 103  and/or MATH 104  will be waived for those students establishing “equivalent proficiency” as defined by the Department of Mathematics  (Math ACT 25 or 28).

**Calculus-based physics recommended if possible

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