School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemistry Pathway to Pharmacy

3+4 Pathway: Chemistry BA + PharmD degree 

Binghamton's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has developed a 3+4 pathway with our Harpur College of Arts and Sciences. By choosing this pathway, a student can earn a bachelor of arts degree in biology and a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) in just seven years of study.

Academic advising for this program is provided by Harpur Academic Advising. (There is a similar 3+4 pathway from biology.) Visit Harpur College's prehealth curriculum webpage for additional details about 3+4 pathways.

Chemistry BA + PharmD with summer courses*

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 107: General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 108: General Chemistry II 4
BIOL 117: Intro to Organismal and Population Biology / BIOL 118: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
(one course taken in fall and the other taken in spring)
4 BIOL 117: Intro to Organismal and Population Biology / BIOL 118: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
(one course taken in fall and the other taken in spring)
4
Writing I: WRIT 111: Research and Writing (Rhetorically)  4 MATH 224: Differential Calculus 2
Aesthetics (designation "A") General Education course 4 MATH 225: Integral Calculus 2
    Foreign Language 3 (designation "FL3") General Education course 4
Total credits, fall 16 Total credits, spring 16

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 231: Organic Chemistry 4 CHEM 332: Organic Chemistry II 4
BIOL 251: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIOL 347: Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MATH 226: Integration Technique and Application 2 Global Interdependencies (designation "G") General Education course 4

MATH 227: Infinite Series

2 CHEM: 221 Analytical Chemistry 4
Writing II: ENG, COLI, RHET with Humanities (designation "H") General Education course and Composition (designation "C" or "J") General Education course 4 CHEM 335: Organic Chemistry Lab 2
HWS 100+ Physical Activity/Wellness General Educatin course (designation "B") (can be taken in spring year 1 or fall year 2) 2    
Total credits, fall 18 Total credits, spring 18
Summer  
Course Credits
PHYS 121: General Physics I 4
PHYS 122: General Physics II 4
Total credits, summer 8

Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 341: Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 4 BIOL 319: Microbiology for Prehealth 4
BCHM 403: Biochemistry 4 CHEM 496: Senior Seminar Harpur Writing (designation "O, W") 2
CHEM 361: Biophysical Chemistry I 4 Pluralism (designation "P") General Education course with Harpur "W" designation  4
ECON 160: Principles of Microeconomics  4 MATH 147 or MATH 148: Elementary Statistics 4
    CHEM 462: Biophysical Chemistry Lab ("C" course) 4
Total credits, fall 16 Total credits, spring 18

Year 4: Starting first year of pharmacy program

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM elective will be satisfied by a combination of these required pharmacy courses: PHRM 501 (5 credits); PHRM 504 (3 credits) in fall or PHRM 502 (3 credits); PHRM 503 (3 credits) in spring 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4    
Total credits, fall 16 Total credits, spring 12

 Chemistry BA + PharmD without summer courses*

Year 1

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 107: General Chemistry I 4 CHEM 108: General Chemistry II 4
BIOL 117: Intro to Organismal and Population Biology / BIOL 118: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
(one course taken in fall and the other taken in spring)
4 BIOL 117: Intro to Organismal and Population Biology / BIOL 118: Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology
(one course taken in fall and the other taken in spring)
4
Writing I: WRIT 111: Research and Writing (Rhetorically)  4 MATH 224: Differential Calculus 2
Aesthetics (designation "A") General Education course 4 MATH 225: Integral Calculus 2
    HWS 100+ Physical Activity/Wellness (designation "B") General Education course  4
    Foreign Language 3 (FL3) General Education course 4
Total credits, fall
16
Total credits, spring
18

Year 2

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 231: Organic Chemistry 4 CHEM 332: Organic Chemistry II 4
BIOL 251: Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIOL 347: Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MATH 226: Integration Technique and Application 2 CHEM 221: Analytical Chemistry 4

MATH 227: Infinite Series

2 CHEM 335: Organic Chemistry Lab 2
Writing II: ENG, COLI, RHET with Humanities (designation "H") General Education course and Composition (designation "C" or "J") General Education course 4 PHYS 122: General Physics II 4
PHYS 121: General Physics I  4    
Total credits, fall
(*To qualify to take more than 18 credits, students must earn a 3.3 Binghamton GPA)
20*


Total credits, spring


18


Year 3

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM 341: Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry 4 BIOL 319: Microbiology for Prehealth 4
BCHM 403: Biochemistry 4 CHEM 496: Senior Seminar Harpur Writing (designation "O, W")  2
ECON 160: Principles of Microeconomics  4 MATH 147 or MATH 148: Elementary Statistics 4
CHEM 361: Biophysical Chemistry I 4 CHEM 462: Biophysical Chemistry Lab ("C" course) 4
Pluralism (designation "P") General Education course  Global Interdependencies (designation "G") General Education course 4
Total credits, fall
(*To qualify to take more than 18 credits, students must earn a 3.3 Binghamton GPA)
20* Total credits, spring 18

Year 4: Starting first year of pharmacy program

Fall Spring
Course Credits Course Credits
CHEM elective will be satisfied by a combination of these required pharmacy courses: PHRM 501 (5 credits) or PHRM 513 (3 credits) plus PHRM 514 (1 credit) 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4 Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4
Any first year pharmacy course (500 or above) in lieu of 300+ elective 4    
Total credits, fall 16 Total credits, spring 12

*Note: Courses may be taken in different order than shown below with advice from Harpur Academic Advising

Learn more about the University's General Education requirements.

Last Updated: 3/1/17