Bachelor of Science in Biology with Pre-Pharmacy Option
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Bachelor of Science in Biology with Pre-Pharmacy Option

The University of Hartford, in conjunction with the University of St. Joseph Pharmacy School, offers a path to earn both a BS in Biology and PharmD degree in six years. Students who expect to transition from the BS in Biology to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph’s University should discuss this option with their adviser and the Chair of the Biology Department as soon as they arrive on campus, as there are particular courses students must complete to be eligible for matriculation at St. Joseph’s University. Eligible students must apply for admission to the St. Joseph’s program during the summer before the junior year. Students accepted into the Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph’s will complete their requirements for the BS in Biology at St. Joseph’s during their senior year as they begin their Pharmacy coursework. The BS degree is awarded after the first completed year at the University of St. Joseph. For more information about the program’s requirements, please consult with the Chair of the Biology Department.

Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Major with Pre-Pharmacy Option

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Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Science in Biology

  • Students will be able to describe and apply basic biological information and concepts.

  • Students will be able to conduct original biological research and report results orally and in writing to scientific audiences.

  • Students will be able to demonstrate higher order conceptual understanding of biology, critical thinking and analytical/problem solving skills.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of biology laboratory techniques and instrumentation that is standard in the discipline.

  • Students will apply ethical principles of the discipline in regard to human and animal subjects, environmental protection, use of sources, and collaboration with colleagues.