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.
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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.
A grade of C or higher is required for all coursework. The Pre-Pharmacy work must total at least 66 hours.
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The Pre-Pharmacy work must total at least 66 hours.
Program of Study
all degree requirements must be passed with a grade of C or higher
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).
*Carolina Core Stand Alone or Overlay Eligible Requirements -- Overlay-approved courses offer students the option of meeting two Carolina Core components in a single course. A maximum of two overlays is allowed. The total Carolina Core credit hours must add up to a minimum of 31 hours. Some programs may have a higher number of minimum Carolina Core hours due to specified requirements.
No college-required courses for this program.
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.
See "3. Program Requirements"
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
Note: Students may substitute ECON 224 with ECON 221 or ECON 222.
An elective course will be needed if the Pre-Pharmacy hours total is less than 66.
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