College of Science

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Pharmaceutical Science (B.S.)
At-a-Glance

Admission to major: No additional requirements beyond the prerequisites for the required courses

Minimum hours required for major with pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track: 84

Minimum hours required for major with medicinal and biological chemistry track: 82

Minimum hours required for major with pharmacy administration track:91

Special tracks/programs: Pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track, medicinal and biological chemistry track, pharmacy administration track, Honors

Advising: The Associate Chair for undergraduate programs in the Chemistry Department serves as the adviser for all Pharmaceutical Science majors. Phone 216-687-2451.

Additional information: Honors General Chemistry (CHM 262H and 267H) is available to students selected by the director of General Chemistry. An honors track for Pharmaceutical Science majors admitted to the Honors Program is also available. Senior Research (CHM 489) provides an opportunity in the senior year for independent research with department faculty.

Prerequisite Statement: It is important that the student pay particular attention to the prerequisites and corequisites in this catalog. These courses serve as essential background, and without them, the student will experience significant difficulty. If a student has not satisfied the prerequisites and/or corequisites, the instructor may have the student de-registered.

General Information & Schedule for Chemistry Placement Examination

Students wanting to enroll in CHM 261, General Chemistry I will need to fulfill ONE of the following pre-requisites:

  • A minimum ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 550 on the Mathematics portion of those tests.
  • Successful completion of CHM 251, College Chemistry I (or equivalent) or CHM, Preparatory Chemistry with a grade of C or better in either course.
  • Take and successfully pass a standard American Chemical Society placement examination. Each student will have two chances to pass the exam, with a minimum two week interval required between attempts.

The General Chemistry I placement exam will be available, at no cost to the student, on a walk-in basis throughout the Spring and Summer semesters.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Academic Services/Placement Testing, RTW 289, 216-687-2272

The placement exam is approximately one hour in length and is a pencil-and-paper exam (i.e., not computerized). To take the exam, each student will need a photo ID and two #2 lead pencils.
A student who does not pass the placement exam is strongly encouraged to enroll in CHM 161 Preparatory Chemistry. After completing of CHM 161 with a grade of C or better, the student may enroll in CHM 261.

For any further information, contact Dr. Jerry Mundell in the Department of Chemistry, 216-523-7310 or j.mundell@csuohio.edu.

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Major-Field Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis Track

The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track focuses on chemical analysis and provides training in both quantitative and instrumental analysis. This is an appropriate track for those considering any graduate or physician program, or for persons who wish to perform bench research in industry.
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First Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 261 General Chemistry  I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

1

ENG 101 English I

3

BIO 200 Introduction to Biology I

3

BIO 201 Introduction to Biology Lab I

1

ASC 101 Orientation

1

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

First Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 262 (or 262H) General Chemistry II

4

CHM 267 (or 267H or 278) General Chemistry Lab II

1

BIO 202 Introduction to Biology II

3

BIO 203 Introduction to Biology Lab II

1

ENG 102 College Writing II

3

Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Second Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

MTH 181 Calculus I

4

BIO 266 Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO 267 Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Second Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 337 (or 338) Organic Chemistry Lab II

2

MTH 182 Calculus II

4

BIO 268 Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO 269 Anatomy and Physiology II

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Third Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry

4

CHM 316 Analytical Chemistry Lab

2

CHM 341 Pharmacology I

3

CHM 402 Biochemistry

3

PHY 221 College Physics

5

Total

17

 

 

Third Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 342 Pharmacology II

3

CHM 411 Instrumental Analysis

3

CHM 416 Instrumental Analysis Lab

4

PHY 222 College Physics II

5

Total

15

 

 

Fourth Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 405 Analytical Toxicology

3

CHM 444 Pharmacokinetics

3

BIO 308 Cell Biology

3

BIO 309 Cell Biology Lab

1

CHM 351 Medicinal Chemistry I

3

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

Fourth Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 455 Biotechnology Techniques

4

CHM 449 Practicum OR CHM 489 Senior Research

4

CHM 352 Medicinal Chemistry II

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

17

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree.
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Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Track

This track focuses on biological processes and biochemical analysis. This is an appropriate track for those considering any graduate or physician program or for persons who wish to perform bench research in industry. This track has more biology instruction than the Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis track, and may be more appropriate for those with interest in the biological sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry for Premedical, Predental, and Preveterinary Students

First Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 261 General Chemistry I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

1

ENG 101 English I

3

BIO 200 Introduction to Biology I

3

BIO 201 Introduction to Biology Lab I

1

ASC 101 Orientation

1

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

First Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 262 (or 262H) General Chemistry II

4

CHM 267 (or 267H or 278) General Chemistry Lab II

1

BIO 202 Introduction to Biology II

3

BIO 203 Introduction to Biology Lab II

1

ENG 102 College Writing II

3

Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Second Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

MTH 181 Calculus I

4

BIO 266 Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO 267 Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Second Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 337 (or 338) Organic Chemistry Lab II

2

MTH 182 Calculus II

4

BIO 268 Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO 269 Anatomy and Physiology II

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Third Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 341 Pharmacology I

3

CHM 310 Survey of Analytical Chemistry

2

CHM 315 Survey of Analytical Chemistry Lab

2

CHM 402 Biochemistry

3

PHY 221 College Physics I

5

Total

15

 

 

Third Spring Semester 

Credits

CHM 342 Pharmacology II

3

CHM 405 Analytical Toxicology

3

BIO 310 Genetics

3

BIO 311 Genetics Recitation

1

PHY 222 College Physics II

5

Total

15

 

 

Fourth Fall Semester

Credits

BIO 308 Cell Biology

3

BIO 309 Cell Biology Lab

1

BIO 432 Molecular Genetics

3

CHM 351 Medicinal Chemistry I

3

Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

Fourth Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 455 Biotechnology Techniques

4

CHM 449 Practicum OR CHM 489 Senior Research

4

CHM 352 Medicinal Chemistry II

3

Technical Elective

3

Elective

3

Total

17

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree. Technical electives are any CHM or BIO course at the 300- or 400-level.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Pharmacy Administration Track

This track focuses on business methodology and administration. This track includes some fundamental business courses to give graduates a better understanding of business administration. This program is suited for people who are interested in managing pharmacies or other pharmaceutical businesses. This program does not prepare graduates to enter most post-baccalaureate programs in science or medicine, but may be appropriate for Pharm.D. programs.

First Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 261 General Chemistry  I

4

CHM 266 General Chemistry Lab I

1

ENG 101 English I

3

BIO 200 Introduction to Biology I

3

BIO 201 Introduction to Biology Lab I

1

ASC 101 Orientation

1

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

First Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 262 (or 262H) General Chemistry II

4

CHM 267 (or 267H or 278) General Chemistry Lab II

1

BIO 202 Introduction to Biology II

3

BIO 203 Introduction to Biology Lab II

1

ENG 102 English II

3

Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Second Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Lab I

2

MTH 148Math for Business Majors I

4

BIO 266 Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO 267 Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Second Spring Semester

Credits

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4

CHM 337 (or 338) Organic Chemistry Lab II

2

MTH 149 Math for Business Majors II

4

BIO 268 Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO 269 Anatomy and Physiology II

1

Elective

3

Total

17

 

 

Third Fall Semester

Credits

CHM 402 Biochemistry I

3

CHM 341 Pharmacology I

3

ACT 221 Intro to Accounting I

3

ECN 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Technical Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Third Spring Semester 

Credits

CHM 342 Pharmacology II

3

ECN 202 Principles of Microeconomics

3

ACT 222 Intro to Accounting II

3

Elective

3

Technical Elective

3

Total

15

 

 

Fourth Fall Semester

Credits

FIN 351 Introduction to Financial Management

4

CIS 306 Computers and Society

3

MKT 301 Introduction to Marketing

3

OMS 201 Business Statistics I

3

Elective

3

Total

16

 

 

Fourth Spring Semester

Credits

OMS 202 Business Statistics II

3

CHM 449 Practicum OR CHM 489 Senior Research

4

Elective

3

Technical Elective

3

Technical Elective

3

Total

16

Electives are to meet General Education requirements for B.S. degree. Technical electives are any CHM or BIO course at the 300- or 400-level.

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Honors Program

The Chemistry Department participates in the Honors Program at CSU by requiring Honors students who are Chemistry majors (available for all tracks) to register for research courses (either CHM 379H Independent Study or, with senior status, CHM 489H Senior Research) under the guidance of a professor who acts as mentor. Honors chemistry students are required to enroll in at least 2 credit hours of research coursework each semester, for a minimum of 8 credit hours by the time of degree completion. Students are required to begin enrolling in research courses upon declaration of aChemistry major or upon acceptance into the Honors Program. By getting involved in scientific research as soon as possible, honors students will better understand chemistry's status as a bench science and have the opportunity to participate in original, ground-breaking laboratory work.

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