BS in Chemistry - Pre-Pharmacy Dual Degree


Department: Chemistry

Chemistry - Pre-Pharmacy Dual Degree (BS) Requirements

Preparatory courses of study are recommended courses based on a student’s vocational goals and desires for continued study on the graduate level. They do not represent individual majors, but courses of study to prepare students for further study in medicine, law, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or pharmacy. Preparatory programs may be taken in conjunction with any major and represent recommended sets of courses, not majors or minors. Students who desire to continue their educational pursuits in the following areas should consider the recommended course sequences outlined below.

Pre-Pharmacy Dual Degree Program Requirements

For students with a strong interest in a Christian liberal arts education and a career in pharmacy, ENC offers a sequence where a student may earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Eastern Nazarene College leading to a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) upon transfer to Pharmacy School. The first three years of study for the BS degree in Chemistry are performed at Eastern Nazarene College. Students will receive their degree from ENC after successful completion of the first year of study in the PharmD program. The dual degree program typically requires one year more to complete than a regular entry level six-year PharmD, however, the dual degree offers greater flexibility in career options.

  • Complete the course of study for a BS major in Chemistry. The specific course work, taken both at ENC and at pharmacy school, must be approved by the Chemistry Department in accordance with curriculum guidelines.
  • Complete the Liberal Arts General Education Core requirements, with the exception of Living Issues.
  • Of the minimum 123 credits required for graduation, 106 academic credits must be earned at ENC.
  • Grades from the pharmacy school must be submitted to the Eastern Nazarene College registrar prior to graduation.
  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.00 in science and mathematics courses.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80.