B.S. in Biology/Pharm.D. Combination Degree Program

Pharmacy students in lab

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy offers UF biology students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences a pathway toward a combination B.S. in Biology and Pharm.D. degree.

The following biology courses must be completed prior to admission to the UF College of Pharmacy:

  • BSC 2010/2010L Core Biology I (4 credits)
  • BSC 2011/2011L Core Biology II (4 credits)
  • PCB 3063 Genetics (4 credits) or AGR 3303 Genetics (3 credits)
  • PCB 4723C Physiology & Molecular Biology of Animals (5 credits) or PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology (4 credits)
  • MCB 3020/3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (4 credits)
  • BSC 4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Sciences (2 credits)

In addition to the above biological science courses, the College of Pharmacy requires a course in human anatomy. The APK 2100C Human Anatomy (4 credits) course is acceptable.

Students majoring in biology who are admitted to the Pharm.D. program in the UF College of Pharmacy must satisfactorily complete the following pharmacy courses to meet requirements for the B.S. in Biology degree:

  • PHA 5560 Pathophysiology and Patient Assessment I (3 credits)
  • PHA 5561 Pathophysiology and Patient Assessment II (3 credits)
  • PHA 5433 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology I (3 credits)
  • PHA 5515 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology II (1 credit)
  • PHA 5132 Principles of Drug Therapy Individualization (4 credits)

Upon completion of the above pharmacy courses, students who have also met the biology course requirements, may apply for the B.S. in Biology degree to be awarded after the spring semester of the first professional year in the Pharm.D. program.

For a personal advisement session, please contact:

Office for Students Affairs
Tel: 352-273-6217
Contact us through the web: http://admissions.pharmacy.ufl.edu/pharm-d/contacts/