Health Professions

 

Pre-Pharmacy Program

The strength of a liberal arts-based core curriculum with advanced research opportunities and specialized coursework make Baldwin Wallace University an outstanding place to prepare for a career in pharmacy.

BW's liberal arts core helps students master the skills of communication, critical thinking and problem solving necessary to succeed in a constantly changing health care environment. Advanced coursework, internships and research opportunities build the skills and knowledge necessary for graduate and professional education.

What Do Pharmacists Do?

Pharmacists are an important component of the health care system who dispense prescriptions written by physicians, dentists, physician assistants and veterinarians. Pharmacists are essential in providing information regarding medications to physicians and patients and in identifying potential adverse interactions between medications.

In addition to their traditional role in pharmacies, pharmacists also work in research positions in the pharmaceutical industry and teach at the university level. More information regarding careers for pharmacists can be found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Kovach, chair, Department of Biology & Geology, at (440) 826-2041.

Program Description

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy (NEOUCOP)
  • 3 years at Baldwin Wallace University - 4 years at NEOUCOP
  • (Bachelor's degree from BW at successful completion of first year of Pharm.D. from NEOUCOP)

 Affiliation Program guarantees an interview if the student:
- completes at least 30 semester hours
- demonstrates the ability to meet ALL the prerequisites prior to admission (see below)
- earns a GPA — 3.5 on the 4.0 scale
- achieves a PCAT Composite score — 75th percentile
- completes ALL other application materials and procedures as required by NEOUCOP
- meets ALL other criteria as outlined by the NEOUCOP Admissions Committee

Required Pre-professional Coursework

BW Course #

Course Title

At LEAST
Credit Hours

BIO 121L/BIO 122L

Principles of Biology I & II with Lab

8

CHM 111, 111L, 112, 112L

General Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

CHM 251, 251L,  252, 252L

Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab

8

 

General Physics or Applied College Physics

6

CHM 311, 311L, 411

Biochemistry

6

MTH 141

Calculus

3

PSY 279

Statistics

3

 

English Composition/Literature

6

 

Economics

3

 

Computer Literacy

3

 

Speech/Communication

3

 

Psychology

3

 

Social Science Electives

6

 

Humanities Electives

6

 

TOTAL

72 HOURS


BW students wishing to earn their bachelor's degree will need to complete the College Core Curriculum, a major and a minor. The University will accept 32 semesters hours of "C" or better work (8 hours of CHM-elective credit, 4 hours of BIO-Structure/Function credit, 4 hours of BIO-Elective credit, 3 hours of HPE-207W (Nutrition for Daily Living), 4 hours of PSY-303 (Physiological Psychology) and 3 hours of HPE-206 (Medical Terminology) from the first year of the NEOUCOP program towards the 124 hours required to graduate from Baldwin Wallace University.

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