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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Pharmacy
Pathway: Healthcare

To prepare for the professional pharmacy curriculum, you must complete a pre-pharmacy curriculum that emphasizes the biological and chemical sciences. You’ll also take a variety of courses in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • MATH Requirement
    3
  • CSAD 270 Effective Public Speaking Exclamation Point
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  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
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Spring
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
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  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or
    ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Exercise daily
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    AEM 341 General Microbiology or
    AEM 401 Environmental Microbiology or
    MICB 200 Medical Microbiology
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
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Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    AGBI 410 Introductory Biochemistry or
    BIOC 339 Introduction to Biochemistry
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 235 Human Physiology or
    PSIO 241 Elementary Physiology
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Visit the Core Arboretum

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview

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