Chemistry (BS) Plan II
3+2 Professional Program
No student assigned this degree plan without documented admission and acceptance into a professional program. Students who are preparing for pharmacy school (or other health related professional programs) should select a 4 year option such as the Pre-Health Professional Biochemistry Option in consultation their academic advisor and maintain that degree plan until after completion of 1-2 years of professional school.
Upon request, SAU will confer the baccalaureate BS degree with a major in Chemistry – Professional on students who successfully fulfill the following requirements: 1) Complete 88 semester hours of course work (30 semester hours earned prior to clinical/professional training must be taken at the Magnolia campus and 12 must be at 3000-4000 level courses); 2) Complete (four semesters, with official transcript from clinical/professional program on file with the SAU Registrar’s Office) of coursework in an approved accredited school of chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmaceutical, or veterinary science; and 3) satisfy the other requirements for graduation. Students should consult recommended courses from clinical/professional program that may be necessary in addition to 88 hours at the Magnolia campus.
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science
courses are included in the major.)
Chemistry – 28 hours
CHEM 1501 Background and Strategies in Chemistry
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 2012/2001 Analytical Chemistry/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
4 hours of upper-level chemistry elective (including lab)
Select 4 hours from the following:
CHEM 3313/3311 Instrumentation I/Lab
CHEM 4313/4311 Instrumentation II/Lab
Mathematics – 10 hours
MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
MATH 1525 Calculus I
*Taking both MATH 1023 College Algebra and MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry is
equivalent to MATH 1045 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2103/2101 College Physics II/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Biology – 16 hours
BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIOL 3023/3021 Microbiology/Lab
4 hours of upper-level biology elective (including lab)
Clinical/Professional Program – 32 hours
32 hours (electives in approved accredited professional school – minimum of four
No minor is required in this plan
This program is for students that are ahead of the curve, have high academic achievement in college thus far and who do well on the Pharmacy School PCAT exam. Students complete three years here, including all general education requirements and pharmacy school prerequisites. Students then apply as juniors to pharmacy school. After acceptance two successful years completed in pharmacy school, students send their transcripts are awarded a bachelor’s chemistry degree from Southern Arkansas University.
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