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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin
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2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin 
  
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 USC Lancaster Bulletin

Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.S.


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The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a major designed for students who intend to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) at the USC College of Pharmacy. Students must be accepted into the Pharm.D. program at the USC College of Pharmacy their junior or senior year to meet the requirements for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is awarded at the end of the spring semester of the second year in the Pharm.D. program.

Click here  for admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.

The sequencing of the required math and science courses is particularly important for ensuring that all prerequisites can be completed before entering the Pharm.D. program.

Degree Requirements (minimum 128 Hours)

A grade of C or higher is required for all coursework. The Pre-Pharmacy work must total at least 66 hours.

1. Pre-pharmacy Carolina Core Requirements (32-45 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)


GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language by achieving a score of two or higher on the foreign language placement test. Students who do not score at least a two must either take 109/110 sequence of SPAN, FREN, GERM, or LATN or ARAB, CHIN, GREK, ITAL, JAPA, PORT, or RUSS 121. If both 109 and 110 are required, foreign language sequences typically begin in the Fall semesters. (American Sign Language DOES NOT count toward the foreign language requirement).

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core GHS course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 Hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core AIU course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 Hours*)


INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours*)


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours*)


  • Any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

Note:


* The combined CMS, INF and VSR requirements must include at least three hours not being used to satisfy Carolina Core requirements outside those three areas. SAEL 200  counts for both CMS and VSR. ENGL 102  counts for IMS if taken at USC Columbia or regional campus Spring 2013 or later.

Note:


Students may substitute ECON 224  with ECON 221  or ECON 222 .

An additional elective course will be needed if the Pre-Pharmacy hour total is less than 66

The recommended schedule of courses is:


Year One


Year Two


3. Professional Requirements (62 Hours)


The final 62 credit hours required for the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree are earned after admission to the USC College of Pharmacy and during the first two years of the professional Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.

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