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Biochemistry – Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Option

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Biochemistry – Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Option (136 Credits)

This option has been established for admission of highly academically qualified students to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. The program of study consists of three years of undergraduate coursework that fulfills the pre-pharmacy Biochemistry requirements followed by the four-year PharmD Program. Satisfactory completion of this 7-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.

Early admission to the PharmD program requires approval of the WSU Pharmacy Admissions Committee.

Admission requirements for the Biochemistry – Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy option include:
  • Completion of BIOLOGY 106, BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105, and CHEM 106 or 116 with a minimum grade of C
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • A minimum of 24 credits at WSU
Students must complete a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits including 30 credits of upper-division coursework, and 30 credits (1st year) of the PharmD coursework, as specified, to earn the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.

A grade of C or better is required in all MBIOS courses taken to meet graduation requirements. None of these courses may be taken pass/fail. Completed core requirements may not be used to satisfy lecture or lab electives.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
PSYCH 105 3
Second TermCredits
CHEM 1064
MATH 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN]4
Third TermCredits
(Summer) PHYSICS 101 or 2013
(Summer) PHYSICS 111 or 2111
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
Communication [COMM] 3
MBIOS 3014
PHYSICS 102 or 2023
PHYSICS 112 or 2121
Second TermCredits
CHEM 3484
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MBIOS 3034
MBIOS 3043
PHIL 103 [HUM] or 365 [HUM]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third TermCredits
(Summer) MBIOS 3053
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
MBIOS 4133
MBIOS 454 [M]3
STAT 212 or 4123 or 4
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 302 or 4023
MBIOS 4013
MBIOS 4143
MBIOS 494 [M] [CAPS]3
Third TermCredits
(Summer) Diversity [DIVR]3
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework115
Second TermCredits
Additional PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework112
Exit Survey

1Additional (required) first-year PharmD courses satisfy the Biochemistry elective requirement of the B.S. in Biochemistry. Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit in 500-level PHARMACY and PHARDSCI courses, while pursuing the subsequent PharmD degree in order to complete the requirements for the accelerated bachelor’s degree.
2Satisfies the Laboratory Elective for the B.S. in Biochemistry.

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