Department of Chemistry

Program in Chemistry (Prepharmacy)

The Chemistry (Prepharmacy) program is designed to prepare students for success in pharmacy school.  Students wishing to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree through Xavier's College of Pharmacy must complete 66 credit hours of the Chemistry (Prepharmacy) curriculum, as specified, prior to being admitted to the Pharm.D. program.  Students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at another institution are also advised to follow the Chemistry (Prepharmacy) curriculum while at Xavier.  For those students following this course of study who may opt not to pursue an advanced degree in pharmacy, the four-year curriculum provides preparation for other careers or advanced study requiring significant background in chemistry.  Students choosing to complete the full four-year program should work closely with their academic advisor in choosing elective courses.

 

PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY (PREPHARMACY)

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

*CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-
*CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

*BIOL 1230/1230L

 

4

General Biology I

*ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

*FRSM 1000-1100

1

1

Freshman Seminar

*MATH 1030

*MATH 1070

4

 

4

Pre-Calculus

Introductory Calculus

*PSYC 1010 or SOCI 1010

3

 

Social Science

 

15

16

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

*CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-
*CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

*BIOL 1240/1240L

4

 

General Biology II

*BIOL 2010

*BIOL 2015L

 

3

1

General Microbiology

Microbiology Lab

*Communication Studies 1010

3

 

Essential Core

*STAT 3010/3010D

 

3

Biostatistics/Expansive Core

*Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

*PHIL 2400

 

3

Health Ethics

*PHYS 2010/2010L

4

 

General Physics

*Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

18

17

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

CHEM 3210/3210L

4

 

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 3010

 

CHEM 3030L

 

3

 

1

Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Physical Chemistry I Lab

CHEM 3130/3130L

 

4

Introduction to Biochemistry

BIOL Elective

3

 

Biology

ENGL 2010

 

3

Intro. to World Literature

Expansive Core1

3

 

Expansive Core

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

PHYS 2020/2020L

4

 

General Physics

 

17

14

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

Advanced CHEM Elective2

3

3

Chemistry

Capstone3

 

2-3

Chemistry

CHEM 4999

0

0

Senior Comprehensives

African American and Diaspora Studies

3

 

Essential Core

BIOL Elective

3

 

Biology

History

3

 

Essential Core

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

Physical Education

1

 

Essential Core

 

13

11-12

 

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*Courses that must be completed prior to entering the Pharm.D. Program

 

1  ECON 1030 is recommended for students planning to enter the Pharm.D .Program

 

2 One upper level elective must be taken from Group A chemistry courses and one must be taken from Group B chemistry courses (Group A: CHEM 3450 Toxicology, CHEM 4250 Medicinal Chemistry, CHEM 4140 Metabolism, CHEM 4150L Genomics & Proteomics Lab, CHEM 4160 Enzymology; Group B: CHEM 3011 Inorganic Chemistry, CHEM 4011 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, CHEM 4210 Advanced Organic Chemistry, CHEM 4240/4240L Instrumental Analysis).

 

3 Capstone course can be selected from the following: CHEM 4320L (Molecular Structure and Organic Synthesis Lab, 2), CHEM 4310L (Synthesis Lab, 2), CHEM 4080/4083 sequence (Undergraduate Research, 0/3, requires permission of the Department Head), and CHEM 4150L (Genomics and Proteomics Lab, 2).

 

 

SUMMARY: PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY (PREPHARMACY)

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3 of 4, MATH 1030), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3, PSYC 1010 or SOCI 1010), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Major

43-44

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L (1 of 4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L (1 of 4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 3010/3030L (4), CHEM 3130/3130L (4), CHEM 3210/3210L (4), CHEM 4310L, 4320L or 4150L (2) or 4080/4083 (0/3), CHEM 4999 (0), Chemistry Electives (6); MATH 1030 (1 of 4), MATH 1070 (4); PHYS 2010/2010L (4), PHYS 2020/2020L (4), ECON 1030 (3)

 

Minor

18

BIOL 1230/1230L (4), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), BIOL 2010 (3), BIOL 2015 (1), BIOL Electives (6)

 

Total Hours

121-122

 

 

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SUMMARY OF PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION INTO XAVIER UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Semester Hours                     Semester Hours

Biology

12

 

Mathematics/Statistics

11

Chemistry

16

 

Philosophy

6

Communication Studies

3

 

Physics

4

English

6

 

Social Sciences

3

 

 

 

Theology

3

 

 

 

Total Semester Hours

64

 

Department of Chemistry

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