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B.S. in Natural Science/Pre-Pharmacy

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications, 49cr

Mathematics: MATH 121

Natural Science: CHEM 111-112

Social Sciences: ECON 101, PSYC 101

Synthesis: not required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement.

Writing Intensive: writing-intensive course only required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement

Liberal Studies Electives: COSC 101, no courses with SCI prefix

Major: 41cr

Required Courses


BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I, 4cr

BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II, 4cr

BIOL 150 Human Anatomy, 3cr

BIOL 151 Human Physiology, 4cr

BIOL 241 General Microbiology, 3cr

BIOL 263 Genetics, 3cr


CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I, 4cr

CHEM 232 or CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry, 4cr


PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 121 Physics I Lab, 1cr

PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 122 Physics II Lab,  1cr 


MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, 3cr

Other Requirements


Foreign Language Intermediate Level

Free Electives: (1) 0-30cr

Electives to meet minimum of 90 IUP cr and minimum of 24cr in Humanities and Social Sciences for admission to affiliated pharmacy school after three years at IUP

Maximum cr for work at affiliated pharmacy school, 30cr

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(*)   Accelerated three-year Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy (SUSP) or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy (LECOMP) program. A maximum of 30cr may be transferred after first year at SUSP or LECOMP. Upon completion of the first year of studies at either SUSP or LECOMP, a transcript from SUSP or LECOMP is to be sent by the student to the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at IUP with a note requesting application materials for graduation.

(1)   Student is to work with his/her advisor to select appropriate free electives for professional school. Additional courses in Chemistry and COMM 101 are recommended.

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