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B.S. in Biology/Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Dual Degree Program

A joint program leading to a Bachelor in Science (B.S.) in Biology from the College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J./Doctoral level degree in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut. Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy will give priority admission to dual degree program applicants from the College of Saint Elizabeth and other dual degree program schools when those applicants have completed the first three years in the dual degree program, satisfied admission requirements of the Pharm.D program and are otherwise competitive with other applicants competing for admission to the Pharm.D program.

Pharmacists are health practitioners who specialize in dispensing drugs prescribed by physicians and communicate with patients and other healthcare providers about drug information and patient care. Pharmacists who are trained in the United States must earn a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited college or school of pharmacy. The Bachelor of Pharmacy degree has been replaced by the Pharm.D. degree. A Pharm.D can seek employment in retail pharmacies (privately owned or in retail drugstore chains), hospital/nursing home pharmacies, and in pharmaceutical industries, which includes companies that research, manufacture, or sell drugs.

The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) and Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy have developed a joint program for qualified students interested in pursuing a B.S./Pharm.D degree. Students attend the College of Saint Elizabeth for three years and complete their required prerequisite science and math courses as well as general education course requirements. Following the successful completion of required biology courses and general education courses at CSE, students will then attend Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy for three years and complete training in pharmacy. Students receive their B.S. in Biology after completing the first year of the program at Saint Joseph College and their Pharm.D at the completion of the program at Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy.

While enrolled at CSE students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of prerequisite math and science courses in the biology major. A grade of C+ or better is required for BIO111 and BIO113; a grade of C or better in the other prerequisite math and science courses.
  • Students are to maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 3.25(on a 4.00 scale) or better in the prerequisite math and science courses, and an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 3.4.
  • Completion of all General Education requirements.
  • Evidence of understanding of the profession as demonstrated by experience in health profession.
  • Demonstrated integrity.

Qualifying for enrollment at Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy:

  • Completion of all prerequisite math and science courses for biology major (as described above) along with the completion of general education courses and all prerequisite courses required for admission to Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy.
  • Required G.P.A as described under CSE requirements.
  • Satisfactory scores on the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test).
  • A timely and satisfactory formal application.
  • Satisfactory evaluation in a personal interview by Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy interviewer and recommendation for admission by Saint Joseph College, School of Pharmacy Admission Officer who has interviewed the applicant in person.

A complete description of the Pharm.D program at Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy can be found at http://www.auamed.org/.

Course Requirements (52 or 56 credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

BIO303Genetics

4

BIO---300/400 Level Course

8

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

 

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

or

MATH153Calculus II

4

 

PHYS149General Physics I

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

MATH149 if necessary

BIO111 and BIO113 or their equivalent is a prerequisite for all major courses designated 200 or above except BIO 209. Students can fulfill this prerequisite by means of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations or advanced placement tests.

Students must also fulfill all requirements for General Education.

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Recommended Course Sequence-Pre pharmacy track

As of April 2015

First Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

 

CSE110Literacy I

4

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

CHEM153: Prerequisites apply.

Second Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO209Microbiology

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

or

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

CHEM211, CSE200-level: Prerequisites apply.

MATH119: If not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

CSECSE 200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

BIO251, CHEM213, CSE200/300-level: Prerequisites apply.

CSE200-level: If still needed.

Summer (8 Credits)

PHYSPHYSICS I

4

PHYSPHYSICS II

4

PHYSICS I, PHYSICS II: Prerequisites apply.

Third Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (17 Credits)

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIOBIO300/400

4

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

BIO431Senior Seminar

1

Free Electives

4

BIO300/400, CHEM325, BIO431: Prerequisites apply.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO125Honors Women & Science: History, Health & Hope

3

BIO303Genetics

4

BIOBIO300/400

4

 

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

and-or

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

BIO303, BIO300/400, CSE300, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE300, CSE400: If not yet taken.