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Biology/Pre-Pharmacy Concentration BIPP

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
This degree requires completion of the General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. Details of these requirements are delineated on the General Education website. Courses listed below as program/major required courses with the indicators: C, S, Z, R, G, may also be used to satisfy some of these general education requirements.
Required Courses
Biology Classes
BIOL 121 General Biology 1 4
BIOL 122 General Biology 2 4
BIOL 321 Human Physiology-Anatomy 1 4
BIOL 322 Human Physiology-Anatomy 2 4
BIOL 375 Principles of Genetics 3
BIOL 460 Current Topics in BIOL 2
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 286 General Microbiology 3
BIOL 386 Microbiology and Immunology 5
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 346 Ecological Assessment 3
BIOL 347 Environmental Conservation 3
BIOL 442 Ecology 3
Biology elective 300 or higher (total of 36 BIOL credits) 7-9
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 373 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 474 Advanced Cell - Molecular Biol 3
Supporting Sciences
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 122 General Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry 1 5
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry 2 5
CHEM 324 Fund of Biochemistry 3
CHEM 364 Biochemistry 4
PHYS 211 Introductory Physics 1 4
PHYS 212 Introductory Physics 2 4
Additional program requirements
Application area: additional biology related credits (Consult advisor)
MATH 251 Stats for the Life Sciences 3

Why Choose Pre-Pharmacy?

The Pre-Pharmacy program provides a quality bachelor's degree in biology. Completion of this degree with the recommended courses enhances a student's application to pharmacy school. Students who don't wish to enter pharmacy school can consult with their advisor for alternate career paths.

Get Accepted to Pharmacy School

Being accepted to pharmacy school doesn't come easily. It requires effort, time and careful preparation. To ensure success for our students Ferris offers a helping hand into pharmacy school. To help students make the best choices for their professional goals, advisors from the Ferris Pre-Pharmacy advisory committee work closely with students throughout their four years of study. They help with course selection and development of social, personal and professional maturity. They also work with students to match abilities with interests to find the student's most appropriate health-related career path. Furthermore, the low student-faculty ratio at Ferris means that most basic science labs are taught by the science professors themselves.

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an Enlish and mathematics course, or they will be considered as first year studens.

Graduation Requirements

The Pre-Pharmacy program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA overall and a minimum of 121 credits including completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website. No grade lower than a C- is acceptable in courses that apply to the major, supporting sciences, and application area of the program. At least 50% of the semester credits applying toward the Biology major must be completed at FSU with a minimum of 30 FSU credits overall. Students may earn only one degree in Biology (either B.S. or B.A.) from Ferris State University.

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Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive, ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2550

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