Pharmacy Sciences


Sarah Vincent, Pharm.D.

Degree name
Bachelor of Science with a major in Pharmacy Sciences


The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to provide an exemplary, learner-centered pharmacy education and advance the practice of pharmacy through interprofessional collaboration, research, patient care, and service.

Major Description

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Sciences degree will be an in-course B.S. degree. It is not intended to be a stand-alone degree. It will be awarded after the second year of pharmacy school while the student is pursuing the Pharm.D. degree.

Curricular Requirements

Course Credits
SPC 100 Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 English Composition 4
BIO 106/106L Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
BIO 208/208L Intro to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 209/209L Intro to Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 233 Microbiology for Pre-pharms 3
CHE 110/110L General Chemistry I or CHE 150/150L University General Chemistry 4
CHE 111/111L General Chemistry II or CHE 151/151L University General Chemistry II 4
CHE 210/210L Organic Chemistry I or CHE 250/250L University Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 211/211L Organic Chemistry II or CHE 251/251L University Organic Chemistry II 4
MAT 190 Calculus 4
IHS 130 Interprofessional First Year Experience 3
PHY 110/110L Physics I or PHY 210/210L University Physics I or MAT 150 Statistics for Life Sciences 3–4
PSY 105 Intro to Psychology or SOC 150 Intro to Sociology 3
Social Global Awareness  3
General Education 3
Social Science 3
Humanities 3
PHAR 357 Abilities Lab I 2
PHAR 363 Foundations of Medicinal Chemistry 1
PHAR 365 Foundations of Pharmacology 1
PHAR 369 Foundations of Pharmacy Calculations 1
PHAR 371 Biochemistry 3
PHAR 373 Pharmaceutics 3
PHAR 358 Abilities Lab II 2
PHAR 362 Foundations of Pharmacogenomics 2
PHAR 364 Medical Immunology 3
PHAR 366 Pharmacokinetics 3
PHAR 368 Evidence Based Medicine and Biostatistics 4
PHAR 370 Community IPPE 4
PHAR 455 Integrated Group Learning III 2
PHAR 457 Abilities Lab III 2
PHAR 477 Healthcare Systems and Quality 3
PHAR 481 D&D I – Introduction to Drugs and Disease 3
PHAR 456 Integrated Group Learning IV 2
PHAR 458 Abilities Lab IV 2
PHAR 478 Social Behavior, Outcomes, and Population Health 3
PHAR 482 D&D IV – Renal 2
Pharmacy Electives 4
Total 120–121

Academic Standards

All students in the Pharmacy Sciences major are subject to the UNE WCHP undergraduate grading policy (see undergraduate academic policy) and progression guidelines.


WCHP Common Curriculum Academic Progression Guidelines

The requirements laid out below apply to all courses taken in the degree program prior to matriculation into the PharmD degree program. Once a student has successfully matriculated into the PharmD degree program, they will be held to the School of Pharmacy specific academic policies and progression guidelines.

In keeping with the guidelines of the University of New England, all students must achieve a minimum cumulative semester-end grade point average as follows:

  1. Failure to maintain the minimum GPA requirements will result in academic probation as described in the Catalog of the University of New England.
  2. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all courses
  3. Failure to achieve the above referenced minimum grades will result in program-level probation and the need to retake the course - therefore affecting academic progression.
  4. Students may enroll in any of the courses referenced above a maximum of two times. Enrollment in a course consists of achieving a WP, WF, or letter grade. Receiving a W in a course is not considered officially enrolled and will not result in academic penalty.
  5. Failure to achieve the above referenced minimum grade a second time a course is taken may result in dismissal from the major. 
School of Pharmacy Academic Policies and Progression Guidelines

Once a student matriculates into the PharmD degree program they will be held to the School of Pharmacy specific academic and progression policies (See School of Pharmacy Academic and Technical Standards)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, make thoughtful ethical decisions,  and reason quantitatively, qualitatively and scientifically;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing as well as through creative expression.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of themselves and their place in the world as engaged citizens and responsible professionals;
  4. Appraise knowledge of self and self-reflective abilities for Interprofessional practice;
  5. Demonstrate mastery of pharmacy science skills and knowledge;
  6. Apply pharmacotherapy knowledge to select patient conditions.

Transfer Credit

Transfer students are encouraged to apply to the University of New England. See Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.


Students must achieve a score of 4 or better on an AP examination for credit to be counted.  This transfer policy applies to all courses prior to the start of PHAR courses. 


Graduation honors are awarded to candidates who have distinguished themselves by virtue of high academic achievement while enrolled. Grades from didactic courses are included in the calculation of the cumulative grade point for a designation. Students who have been or are on academic probation at any time during the entire program will not be eligible for graduation with honors regardless of their GPA. Any student who receives a failing grade in didactic will be excluded.

Grade Point Average Honor

> 3.8 Summa Cum Laude

3.7-3.79 Magna Cum Laude

3.6-3.69 Cum Laude


Preferred conditions for entry into the B.S. in Pharmacy Sciences degree are completion of at least three years of high school mathematics and three years of high school science, including biology, chemistry, and physics. See Undergraduate Admissions requirements.

Financial Information

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.