Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Accelerated 7- Year B.S. in Chemistry/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 the 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 Chemistry – PharmD combined degree and into another concentration.

Undergraduate degree is not certified by the American Chemical Society.

Degree Plan

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

Semesters 5

Semester 6

  • CHEM2221  Analytical Chemistry Lecture
  • CHEM2223  Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM3242  Physical Chemistry II Lecture
  • CHEM3244  Physical Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHEM3282  Biochemistry II Lecture

Semester 7

  • 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)

Semester 8

  • 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)

Cognate Requirements

Semesters 1 and 2

Semesters 3 and 4

Semester 5 and 6

Major Requirements:

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.

Course Descriptions