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

3+4 Program

B.S. in Biology/Pharm.D.

The UF 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.

Pharmacy students in lab

The following is the recommended semester plans for pre-pharmacy students in the UF College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Biology Major Pre-professional (CALS)

Fall Semester 1Credits
CHM 2045 and 2045L General Chemistry 1 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-P)4
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 14
State Core Composition (GE-C, WR 6000)3
IUF 1000 What is the Good Life (GE-H)3
Elective (BSC 1920 FYI Biology at UF; recommended)1
TOTAL:15
Spring Semester 2Credits
CHM 2046 and 2046L General Chemistry 2 (3) and Laboratory (1)4
BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 (3) and Laboratory (1)4
Economics: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023 or AEB 2014 (CALS GE-S)3-4
THE 2000 or ARH 2000 (State Core GE-H & Diversity)4
TOTAL:14-15
Fall Semester 3Credits
BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 (3) and Laboratory (1) (GE-B)4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 13
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics3
PSY 2012 Intro to Psychology (State Core GE-S)3
International Course that overlaps (GE-H or GE-S, WR 6000)3
TOTAL:16
Spring Semester 4Credits
CHM 2211 and 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 (3) and Laboratory (2)5
Genetics: AGR 3303 (3) or PCB 3063 (4)3-4
Composition (GE-C, WR 6000)3
Elective3
TOTAL14-15
Summer Semester 5Credits
PHY 2053 and PHY 2053L Physics 1 (4) and Laboratory (1)5
BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4
TOTAL:9
Fall Semester 6Credits
PHY 2054 and PHY 2054L Physics 2 (4) and Laboratory (1)5
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy4
AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing For Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS, WR 6000)3
Elective3
TOTAL:15
Spring Semester 7Credits
PCB 4723C Physiology and Molecular Biology of Animals (5) or PCB 3713C Cellular and Systems Physiology (4) or BSC 3096 Human Physiology3-5
MCB 3020 and 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms (3) and Laboratory (1)4
AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking (CALS)3
BSC4936 Critical Analysis of Biological Research2
TOTAL:12-14

Students must meet the university and college general education requirements and 120 credit hours minimum. The above plan accounts for 109-113 credit hours earned. The remaining 7-11 credit hours, for the 120 minimum for the B.S. in Biology, can be earned through additional undergraduate or pharmacy courses.


The following is the recommended semester plan for pre-pharmacy students in the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Biology Major Pre-professional (CLAS)

Semester 1Credits
CHM 2045 & 2045L General Chemistry 1 & Lab (GE-P)4
IUF1000 What is the Good Life? (GE-H)3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry & Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
State Core Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Recommended Additional Life Science Elective: (BSC 1920 FYI: Biology at UF)1
TOTAL:14-15
Semester 2
CHM 2046 & 2046L General Chemistry 2 & Lab (GE-P)4
BSC 2010 & 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology 1 & Lab (GE-B)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)*3
State core Social & Behavioral Science (ECO 2013 recommended)3
TOTAL:14
Semester 3
BSC 2011 & 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 & Lab (GE-B)4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 13
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1(GE-M)3
State Core Humanities (GE-H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)*3
TOTAL:16
Semester 4
CHM 2211 & 2211L Organic Chemistry 2 & Lab5
Genetics (AGR 3303 or PCB 3063)3-4
**ZOO 3713C Functional Vertebrate Anatomy (Life Science elective) or
APK 2100C Applied Human Anatomy
4
Humanities (GE-H)*3
TOTAL:15-16
Semester 5
BCH 4024 Intro to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology4
PHY 2053 & 2053L Physics 1 & Lab5
Foreign Language Requirement (if not satisfied)5
MCB 3020 & 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms & Lab4
TOTAL:18
Semester 6
Physiology (PCB 4723C or PCB 3713 or BSC 3096)3-5
PHY 2054 & 2054L Physics 2 & Lab5
Composition (GE-C)3
Foreign Language Requirement (if not satisfied)5
TOTAL:16-18
Semester 7 (First Professional Year in UF College of Pharmacy)
**Approved Additional Life Science Electives:[PHA5560, PHA5561, PHA5132, PHA 5433, PHA 5515]7
***Additional credits required to meet graduation requirements7
TOTAL:14
Semester 8 (First Professional Year in UF College of Pharmacy)
**Approved Additional Life Science Electives:[PHA5560, PHA5561, PHA5132, PHA 5433, PHA 5515]5
***Additional credits to meet graduation requirements8
TOTAL:13
TOTAL:120-124

*Select courses to satisfy remaining words of Writing Requirement and General Education International and Diversity requirements.

**ZOO 3713C also satisfies 4 credits of Additional Life Science electives. APK 2100C may not be used as an Additional LifeScience elective. To satisfy the requirements of BIO-PRO, you must take a minimum of 12 Additional Life Science Electives.

List of Additional Life Science electives that are satisfied by first and second semester courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum and the Biology pre-professional track:
PHA5560 Pathophysiology & Patient Assessment I (3 credits)
PHA5561 Pathophysiology and Patient Assessment II (3 credits)
PHA5132 Principles of Drug Therapy Individualization (4 credits)
PHA5433 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology I (3 credits)
PHA5515 Principles of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology II (1 credit)

NOTE: APK 2100C, Applied Human Anatomy, if taken, may not be used to satisfy the 12-credit Life Science electives requirement for the pre-professional track.

***Remaining credit hours for the 120 needed for the B.S. in Biology can be additional courses in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum or additional electives.


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.

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