2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Biology Major (Pre-Pharmacy)Chemistry Major (Pre-Health Chemistry)
| Pharmaceutical Studies Major

Biology Major (Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis)


Major in Biology Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis (B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements 61-63

Students must include the following requirements in their General Education Core:
(Hours counted in Gen Ed Core)

     
    BIO 1110, Principles of Biology I 4  
    CEM 1610, General Chemistry I 4  
    CEM 1620, General Chemistry II 4  
    MTH 1080, Mathematical Inquiry  or 
    CSC 1020, Introduction to Computer Science

3

    MTH 1151, Elementary Statistics for the Sciences 3  
    CAS 4015, Senior Capstone

1

 
Technical Requirements       9 
    MTH 1160, Biostatistics Lab    1  
    MTH 1210, Calculus I   4  
    PHY 1110, Basic College Physics I    4  
Major Core Requirements
13
    BIO 1000, Freshman Seminar

 1

 
    BIO 1120, Principles of Biology II 4  
    BIO 2330, Genetics 3  
    BIO 3700, Biological Research I 1  
    BIO 4700, Biological Research II    3  
    BIO 4710, Senior Seminar 1  
      
Pre-Pharmacy Emphasis    
     BIO 2230, 2240,  Anatomy and Physiology I & II 8  
      BIO 4200, Pharmacology 3  
Choose from these Biology Electives  
     
BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology (4)
    BIO 3040, Cancer Biology (4)
    BIO 3140, Immunology (3)
    BIO 3800, Molecular Biology (4)
    BIO 3850, Cellular Biology (4)
    BIO 4500 Neurobiology (4) 
8  
Minor
Pre-Pharmacy Students are strongly encouraged to take the CEM minor
(Students applying for Belmont's Pharm D. program must take CEM 3310/3320 Organic Chemistry I, II)
  18 - 19 
Admission Requirement for Belmont's Pharm. D. program:  
    ECO 2210. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) or
    ECO 2220. Principles of Microeconomics (3).   
3  
Electives    6- 9
     
Total     128

 

Major in Chemistry (Pre-Health Chemistry)

Major in Chemistry - Pre-Health Chemistry (B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements  

Students must include the following requirements in their General Education Core: (Hours counted in Gen Ed Core)

     
    CEM 1610, General Chemistry I  
    PHY 1110/1120, or PHY 2110/2120  
    MTH 1020, MTH 1080, or CSC 1020
    MTH 1151, Elementary Statistics for the Sciences  
Chemistry Core Required      29 
    MTH 1130 & MTH 1210 Precalculus and Calculus I OR
    MTH 1210 & MTH 1220 Calculus I & II
8  
     CEM 1050, Freshman Chemistry Seminar 1  
    CEM 1620, General Chemistry II 4  
     CEM 2810 & CEM 2820, Organic Chemistry I & II 8  
     CEM 3410, Quantitative Analysis 4  
     CEM 3700, Research in Chemistry I 1  
    CEM 4700, Research in Chemistry II 2  
    CEM 4050 Chemistry Senior Capstone 1  
Pre-Health Chemistry1
For pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and related pre-health fields
  12
    CEM 3600, Biophysical Chemistry or CEM 3610, Physical Chemistry I

4

 
    CEM 3510, Biochemistry I 4  
    CEM elective (3000+) 4  
    General Free Electives for students selecting this emphasis 10-18  
Minor   18 - 19 
Total     128
 1A minor in mathematics will require 10 additional hours, and in biology 14 additional hours above the technical and/or general education requirements. Other minors will require 18 or more additonal hours. Correspondingly, the elective hours vary depending upon the minor selected.  



Pharmaceutical Studies Major

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The interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Studies Program offers students a strong background in chemistry, biology, and business.   This selection of courses has been optimized to best prepare students for a variety of fields in the area of pharmaceutical science including pharmacy school, graduate school, and employment in sales/marketing.

Students in the Pharmaceutical Studies Program will select one of two possible tracks: Sales or Pharmacy school.

The program does not require a minor due to number of hours and its interdisciplinary nature.  

Major in Pharmaceutical Studies (B.S.) Hours
General Education Core   60
Core Requirements (Hours Counted in Gen Ed Core)    
    BIO 1110, Principles of Biology I

 4

 
    CEM 1610, General Chemistry I

 4

 
    PHY 1110, Basic College Physics  or
    PHY 2110, General College Physics I 

 4

 
    MTH 1150, Elementary Statistics or MTH 1151, Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

 3

 
    CAS 4015, Senior Capstone 

 1

 
Major Requirements  
 42
    CEM 1060, Freshman Seminar in Pharmaceutical Studies

1

 
    CEM 1620, General Chemistry II

4

 
    CEM 2810, Organic Chemistry I
4
 
    CEM 2820, Organic Chemistry II
4
 
    CEM 3500, Medicinal Chemistry I
3
 
    CEM 3510, Biochemistry
4
 
    BIO 2120, Basic Microbiology or 
    BIO 1120, Principles of Biology II

4

 
    BIO 2230,  Anatomy and Physiology I
4
 
    MTH 1210, Calculus I

4

 
    CEM 4030, Pharmaceutical Studies Seminar or
    CEM 4050, Chemistry Senior Capstone

1

 
    MGT 3010, Health Care Systems: Issues & the Changing Environment

3

 
    MGT 3330, Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

 3

 
    ECO 2220, Microeconomics

      3

 
Tracks (pick one track)  

13

     Pharmaceutical Sales

  13

 
    ACC 2410, Accounting Principles I, or
    ACC 2440, Integrated Accounting Principles I

  3

 
    ECO 2210, Macroeconomics

   3

 
    MKT 3210, Principles of Marketing

   3

 
    MKT 3320, Consumer Behavior

3

 
    BIO 2110, Medical Terminology 

    1

 
     Pharmacy School

 13

 
    CEM 3600, Biophysical Chemistry

 4

 
    CEM 4720, Internship in Chemistry (2) or CEM 4700, Reseach in Chemistry II (2)

 2

 
    BIO 2240, Anatomy and Physiology II

 4

 
    MGT elective

3

 
Electives 1 11-13 
Total 128

1To ensure that all graduate school admission requirements have been met, check with all graduate school's minimum curriculum admission requirements to be sure that all course requirements have been met.