Biochemistry BS, Pharmacy PharmD: combined degree
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 either Florham or 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.
Undergraduate degree is not certified by the American Chemical Society.
NOTE: All students are required to complete the General Education Requirements of their campus in fulfillment of their Bachelor degree requirements.
PharmD Pre-requisite; must have a grade of B- or higher.
Semesters 1 and 2
- CHEM1201 General Chemistry I Lecture
- CHEM1203 General Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM1202 General Chemistry II Lecture
- CHEM1204 General Chemistry II Laboratory
Semeters 3 and 4
- CHEM2261 Organic Chemistry I Lecture
- CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II Lecture
- CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
- CHEM3241 Physical Chemistry I Lecture
- CHEM3243 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM4233 Instrumental Analysis Lecture
- CHEM4234 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
- CHEM3281 Biochemistry I Lecture
- CHEM3389 Biochemistry I Laboratory
- CHEM2221 Analytical Chemistry Lecture
- CHEM2223 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
- CHEM3282 Biochemistry II Lecture
- PHRM6100 Foundations in Pharmaceutical Science
- PHRM6101 Foundations in Integrated Pharmacotherapy I
- PHRM6201 Pharmaceutics I: Physical Pharmacy
- PHRM6211 Pharmaceutical Calculations
- PHRM6301 Medical Comm & Technical Writing
- PHRM6321 Pharmacy Law & Ethics
- PHRM6401 Professional Pharmacy Practice I: Health Care Delivery
- PHRM6700 Beyond the Curriculum: Foundations in Pharmacy Education (1)
- PHRM6102 Integrated Pharmacotherapy II: Gastrointestinal
- PHRM6103 Integrated Pharmacotherapy III: Dermatology
- PHRM6104 Integrated Pharmacotherapy IV: Cardiology
- PHRM6111 Intg Pharmacotherapy Conceptual Cnctn
- PHRM6202 Pharmaceutics II – Oral Dosage Forms and Biopharmaceutics/ Pharmacokinetics
- PHRM6402 Professional Pharmacy Practice II: Communication in Health Care
- PHRM6212 Pharmaceutical Calculations II
- PHRM6701 Beyond the Curriculum:Foundations in Pharmacy Education (2)
Semesters 1 and 2
- MATH1201 Calculus I
- MATH2202 Calculus II
- BIOL1221 / BIOL1222 Biological Diversity Lecture / Laboratory
- BIOL1233 / BIOL1234 Introduction to Molecules, Cells and Genes Lecture / Laboratory
Semesters 3 and 4
- PHYS2203 / PHYS2201 University Physics I Lecture / Laboratory
- PHYS2204 / PHYS2202 University Physics II Lecture / Laboratory
Semester 5 and 6
- BIOL3238/BIOL3239 Human Structure & Function I \ Laboratory
- MATH2337 Applied Statistics
- BIOL3357/BIOL3358 Human Structure & Function II \ Laboratory
Years 5-7 at 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
- PHRM7301 Biostatics
- 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
- PHRM8201 Pharmacogenomics & Personalized Medicine
- 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
- PHRM9101 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience I: Community
- PHRM9102 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience II: Institutional
- PHRM9103 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience III: Am Care
- PHRM9104 Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience IV: Acute Care
- PHRM92XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience V: Elective
- PHRM93XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VI: Elective
- PHRM94XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VII: Elective
- PHRM95XX Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience VIII: Elective
- PHRM9900 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.