Biochemistry Major with Clinical Pharmacology Option

The Biochemistry with Clinical Pharmacology Option is a collaborative approach to the biochemistry major and pre-pharmacy students where the clinical pharmacology addition would enhance their preparation for pharmacy school.  This collaboration is between the College of Letters and Science and the College of Health Science.  This option in addition to the major reflects the need to accommodate for credits in clinical pharmacology and the requirements for pharmacy school.

Requirements
  • General Chemistry 102 and 104
  • Organic Chemistry 343, 344, and 345
  • Physical Chemistry 560
  • Two Biochemistry Courses: Chem 601 or 602 or 604
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Chem 603
  • Independent Research: Chem 691 or 692
  • Math 115 or 116 or 117; Math 213, and Math Stat 215
  • Physics (non-calculus based) 120 and 121
  • BioSci 150, 152, 202, 325, 383, 596
  • Specific courses from Biomedical Sciences (BMS):
    • 427, 428, 431, 432, 560, 561, 610
Suggested Time Table for the Biochemistry Major with Clinical Pharmacology Option
Year Semester I Courses (credits) Semester II Courses (credits)
Freshman

Chem 102 (5)

BioSci 150 (4)

Math 115, 116, or 117 (2-4)

Math Stat 215 (3) or taken during WinterIm

Chem 104 (5)

BioSci 152 (4)

Math 213 (4)

Sophomore*

Chem 343 (3)

BioSci 325 (3)

Chem 345 (3)

Chem 344 (2) Lab

BioSci 383 (3)

Junior

Chem 501 (3)

BioSci 202 (4)

Physics 120, 121 (5)

BMS 431/432 (4)

BMS 560/561 (3)

Senior

Chem 560 (3)

Chem 601 (3)

BMS 427/428 (4)

BMS 610 (3)

Chem 602 or 604 (3)

Chem 603 (2) Lab

Chem 691 or 692 (2)

BioSci 596 (3)

*At the conclusion of the second year (summer of year 2), students are advised to take the PCAT and apply to Pharmacy School.

For further information regarding degree requirements, see Academic Undergraduate Advisor, Gloria Freschl (office CHM 145). Please bring a copy of your transcript when meeting with the advisor to declare a major. Unofficial free charge of UWM transcripts may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office in Mellencamp 274 or via your PAWS account. Any questions or requests for an advising appointment can be sent to advising-chem@uwm.edu.