Sep 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, B.S. Accelerated Professional Track - Doctor of Pharmacy

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Advisement for the major is available from the Chemistry  Department

Chemistry, B.S. Accelerated Professional Track - Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 3-Year Plan of Study)

The Chemistry Department offers a broad selection of tracks for students seeking careers in chemistry and the physical sciences.

  • The Bachelor of Science in chemistry requires a minimum of 120 credits for graduation.

  • Chemistry majors must have at least a C average in the math and science courses required by the major.

  • Transfer students majoring in chemistry are required to complete at least 15 hours in chemistry at Salisbury University.

  • While at SU, students complete the chemistry core courses identified here as well as the additional requirements that follow.

  • Students must also complete all SU General Education requirements prior to entering pharmacy school.

  • In this accelerated track, a student completes three years of study at SU and then, if accepted, the student may enter the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy (Baltimore or Shady Grove campus) or the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy during what would have been the fourth year of study at SU.

  • Please note, the completion of SU requirements does not guarantee admission into pharmacy school; additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure all pharmacy school prerequisites are met. 

  • After successful completion of the first year of study at pharmacy school, and if all other SU requirements have been met, the student receives the baccalaureate degree in chemistry from Salisbury University.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIA (Humanities), IIIB (Social Science), IVA (Lab Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Chemistry Major Core

Complete the Following (7 Courses):

Track Requirements

Math Requirement (1 Course)

Physics Requirements (2 Courses)

Complete 1 of the Following

Complete 1 of the Following

Other Requirements (2 Courses)

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