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Psychology - Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Option

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Psychology - Accelerated Pre-Pharmacy Option (135 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 and Psychology requirements followed by the four-year PharmD Program. Satisfactory completion of this 7-year curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees.

Admission to the PharmD program requires application to and approval of the Pharmacy Admissions Committee.

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 Psychology.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 106 or 140 [QUAN] or 171 [QUAN] or 202 [QUAN]3
Second TermCredits
CHEM 1064
Diversity [DIVR]3
PSYCH 2103
Second Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 3454
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
PSYCH 31114
Focus Area PSYCH Elective23
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 315 or 3544
CHEM 3484
PSYCH 3124
Focus Area PSYCH Electives26
Complete Writing Portfolio3
Third Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
MBIOS 3034
Focus Area PSYCH Electives29
Second TermCredits
BIOLOGY 251 or 3534
Equity and Justice [EQJS]3
MBIOS 3053
Focus Area PSYCH Electives23
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework16
Second TermCredits
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]43
PHARMACY and PHARDSCI coursework15
Complete Psychology Exit Interview and Survey

1PSYCH 311 will meet the statistics pre-requisite for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.
2Focus Area Electives (21 credits): Students must complete at least 2 courses from each of the following areas: 1) Behavior/Cognition: PSYCH 110, 265, 372, 384, 473, 490, 491, 492; 2) Social/Motivational PSYCH 230, 306, 307, 308, 309, 321, 324, 350, 403, 466, 470; and 3) Clinical/Developmental: PSYCH 320, 333, 342, 348, 361, 363, 440, 442, 444, 464, 468. Additional approved courses include any PSYCH course not used to fulfill other PSYCH requirements. Note that many courses require prerequisites and not all courses are offered both Fall and Spring semester. Contact advisor for additional information.
3The writing portfolio may be completed any time prior to the end of the junior year. Writing portfolio must be complete prior to enrolling in an [M] course.
4CAPS courses in Psychology available via global PSYCH 401 and PSYCH 412. CAPS course from the major not required. CAPS requirement can also be completed the second term of the third academic year.

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