Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Pre-Pharmacy Option
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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry 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 BA in Chemistry and PharmD degree in six years. Students who expect to transition from the BA in Chemistry to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at St. Joseph’s University should discuss this option with their adviser and the Chair of the Chemistry 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 BA in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s during their senior year as they begin their Pharmacy coursework. The BA 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 Chemistry Department.

Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Major with PrePharmacy Option

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Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Students will:

  • Learn fundamentals of chemistry and build to more complex concepts.

  • Learn the language of chemistry: compounds, structures, naming, and chemical reactions.

  • Understand the context of the answer to a problem and apply the answer to their model of how the physical world operates.  Be able to assess this model of the physical world. 

  • Use reason and logic in the solving of chemical problems.

  • Be able to understand and perform fundamental laboratory procedures and build to more complex procedures.

  • Interpret instructions and collect, evaluate, and interpret data in the chemistry laboratory.

  • Gain an understanding of the main areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, physical, and inorganic.

  • Be able to process and translate written information in order to solve a problem or perform a laboratory procedure.  

  • Be able to express and convey information in both oral and written formats.