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Pre-Pharmacy Transfer AS

pharmacy

Last updated 5/30/2014

Associate in Science Code 1529

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Brian Glaser, 309-796-5238, glaserb@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


The Pre-Pharmacy curriculum presented here is based on the requirements of The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois-Chicago. If the student is interested in another program such as St. Louis College of Pharmacy or College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa, contact the Black Hawk College pharmacy advisor or the college to which transfer is anticipated.

If the student desires an Associate in Science degree from Black Hawk College, he/she will need to select general education electives with Black Hawk College Associate degree requirements in mind.

A pharmacy degree enables one to work in a retail pharmacy, a clinic or hospital pharmacy, for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in their laboratories or as a pharmaceutical salesperson.

Pre-Pharmacy Transfer AS
Associate in Science Code 1529
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
BIOL 105 — General Biology I (5)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
MATH 124 — Calculus I (4)

Second Semester
BIOL 106 — General Biology II (5)
CHEM 102 — General Chemistry II (4)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communication (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Third Semester
BIOL 145 — Anatomy-Physiology I (4)
CHEM 203 — Organic Chemistry I (5)
Humanities (3)
PHYS 101 — College Physics I (5)

Fourth Semester
BIOL 146 — Anatomy-Physiology II (4)
CHEM 204 — Organic Chemistry II (5)
PHYS 102 — College Physics II (5)
Economics (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (68)

Note: Students desiring to complete an Associate in Science degree in the pre-pharmacy curriculum must be certain that their course program includes 6 hours of Mathematics, 9 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts general education electives, 9 hours of Social Science general education electives, 3 hours in Non-Western Culture, and a Life Science general education elective, as well as those courses specified by The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Courses for this program include: »

BIOL 105 General Biology I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Students must be eligible for (as determined by COMPASS score or other assessment) or currently enrolled in college level Math and English courses (100-level or greater).
For science and pre-professional majors and those with strong interest in science. This course includes the principles of cellular and molecular biology, including the chemistry of life, metabolism, photosynthesis, classical and molecular genetics, genetic regulation, and cellular reproduction. IAI: L1 900L; BIO 910

BIOL 106 General Biology II
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 105 or instructor consent.
For science and pre-professional majors and those with strong interest in science. This course includes principles of organismic population and community biology including reproduction, development, homeostasis, behavior, ecology, and evolution. IAI: BIO 910

BIOL 145 Anatomy Physiology I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Students must complete both #1 & #2 below or have instructor approval.
1. Biology 100, 101, or 105 and Chemistry 101 or 110 with a “C” or better; or a score of 70% or higher on the Anatomy and Physiology placement exam.
2. REA 098 & MATH 080 (or COMPASS equivalent) and students must be eligible for (as determined by COMPASS score or other assessment) or currently enrolled in college-level English courses (100-level or greater).

A systematic study of the anatomical-physiological aspects of the human body. Topics include homeostasis, biomolecules, cytology, histology, as well as integumentary, skeleto-muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

BIOL 146 Anatomy Physiology II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 145 “C” or better.
Continuation of BIOL 145. Systematic study of cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Fluids, electrolytes, acid-base balance, metabolism, and human development are also studied.

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Continuation of CHEM 101. Equilibrium calculations, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, coordination compounds, inorganic chemistry. IAI: CHM 912

CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Synthetic and mechanistic features of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols, including nomenclature. IAI: CHM 913

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 203.
Continuation of CHEM 203. Emphasis on functional group reactions and mechanisms with spectrochemical interpretations. IAI: CHM 914

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.; 3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

MATH 124 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate initial placement score (within the last 6 months) or MATH 118 or MATH 112 and MATH 116 “C” or better.
First semester calculus including analytic geometry, with emphasis on functions, limits, continuity, derivative and some of its applications, differentials, antiderivatives, and the definite integral. IAI: M1 900-1, MTH 901

PHYS 101 College Physics I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent or instructor consent.
For students majoring in a field other than pre-engineering, mathematics or physics. Theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit not permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P1 900L

PHYS 102 College Physics II
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 101.
Theory of magnetism, electricity, light and topics from atomic and nuclear physics. Graduation credit not permitted for both PHYS 102 and 202.

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900