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PreProfessional Phase Course of Study

The preprofessional phase of the program, offered through Richard L. Conolly College, consists of a minimum of four semesters of coursework in the liberal arts and sciences. Successful completion of two years of preprofessional study (P-1 and P-2) provides the foundation for admission to the professional pharmacy curriculum. The course sequence for the preprofessional phase is listed below. For course descriptions, please refer to the LIU Brooklyn undergraduate bulletin.

Credentials of students attending other colleges for the preprofessional phase of the program will be evaluated on an individual course basis, and transfer credit will be granted for those courses meeting the requirements of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Only those preprofessional students who meet the progression requirements, as outlined under the heading of Admission, will be admitted to the first professional year of study at LIU Pharmacy.

While the preprofessional phase of the program is designed to be completed in two academic years, students requiring proficiency and skills courses may have a lengthened course of study.

Students beginning as freshmen pre-professional students in Fall 2013 or thereafter should follow the pre-professional curriculum outlined below.

The preprofessional pharmacy curriculum consists of the following course of study:

P-1 (First Pre-Professional Year)

 

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 3)  4 credits
General Biology (BIO 1) 4
English Composition (ENG 16*) 3
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 3) 3
The University: Discovery and Change (Orientation Seminar) (OS 1) 1
Total Credits   15

Spring Semester

Course Title Credits
General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 4) 4
General Biology (BIO 2)   4
Idea of the Human (Core Seminar) (COS 50)    3
Calculus I (MTH 40**)    4
Economics (ECO 1 or 2)    3
Total Credits 18

P-2 (Second Pre-Professional Year)

 

Fall Semester

Course Title Credits
Organic Chemistry (CHM 121) 4
Physics for Pharmacy (PHY 27)    4
English Literature (ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64***) 3
Philosophy or History (PHI 61 or HIS 1****) 3
Physiology/Anatomy I (lecture and lab)  4
Pharmacy Orientation Seminar (PHM 1) 0
Total Credits 18

Spring Semester

Course Title Credits
Organic Chemistry (CHM 122) 4
Physiology/Anatomy II (lecture and lab)   4
English Literature (ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64***)  3
Philosophy or History (PHI 62 or HIS 2****)  3
Microbiology (BIO 101)  4
Total Credits 18

* Students are admitted into English 16 by placement examination or exemption from English 13, 14.

** Mathematics placement examinations are required to determine prerequisites, if any.

*** All Pharmacy students must successfully complete two courses from the English 61, 62, 63, 64 sequence.

****All Pharmacy students must successfully complete both Philosophy 61 and 62 or History 1 and 2. Students may not select one course from the Philosophy sequence and one course from the History Sequence. LIU Pharmacy strongly encourages Pharmacy students to complete the Philosophy 61 and 62 sequence.