Ball State University does not grant a degree in pharmacy. However, you may choose to complete two years of pre-pharmacy coursework at Ball State and then apply to transfer to Purdue University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
. Purdue does not require applicants to the pharmacy program to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). You may also begin or complete your general education requirements and electives at Ball State.
Purdue offers only a Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD), which is a six-year program.
Below are the Ball State courses required for students who intend to transfer to Purdue University for completion of a pharmacy degree. We recommend taking courses in this order. Some rearrangement is possible but prerequisites, offerings, and space availability should be considered, for example, CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry is not offered in the fall semester. First Year, Pre-Pharmacy Program
Total credit hours: 17
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry 1.
Chemistry of the elements and their compounds with emphasis on basic principles. Atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of solutions, and nature of matter. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour recitation-laboratory period weekly. Prerequisite: one year of secondary school algebra or the equivalent.
BIO 111 - Principles of Biology 1.
Designed for biology, allied health, and other science majors. Emphasis at cellular level: chemical and physical organization of life, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, bioenergetics, cell division, genetics, gene expression, protein synthesis, and evolution. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry, one semester of college chemistry, or the equivalent.
MATHS 161 - Applied Calculus 1.
Discussion of limits, derivatives, differentials, and definite and indefinite integrals. Focuses on the application of these topics in the applied sciences. Prerequisite: MATHS 112 or permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in MATHS 165.
ENG 103 - English Composition 1.
Introduction to composition with an emphasis on writing short essays. Includes assigned readings. Introduction to basic research methods. Taught in technology enhanced classrooms. Prerequisite: appropriate combinations of SAT verbal or ACT English scores and academic index. Not open to students who have credit in ENG 101 or 102.
*MATHS 165-166 (8 semester hours) may be substituted for MATHS 161-162. Students with insufficient preparation may take MA 108 or 111 in the fall semester and start a calculus sequence in the spring semester.
**CS 104 Introduction to Microcomputers (3) is strongly recommended; discuss other appropriate electives with your advisor. Semester 2
Total credit hours: 17
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry 2.
Continuation and extension of CHEM 111, including chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, chemistry of metals and nonmetals, and radioactivity. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour recitation-laboratory period weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 111; MATHS 108.
BIO 112 - Principles of Biology 2.
Examines the diversity, evolutionary relationships, ecology, and physiology of organisms in the animal kingdom with an introduction to the protozoans. Emphasizes structure and function at the organismal level, classification, and phylogenetic relationships. Lecture and laboratory.
MATHS 162 - Applied Calculus 2.
Derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions with additional applications, techniques of integration, improper integrals, calculus in higher dimensions and series. Prerequisite: MATHS 161 or 165. Not open to students who have credit in MATHS 166.
ENG 104 - English Composition 2.
Further instruction in composition with an emphasis on writing longer essays. Includes assigned readings. Further instruction and practice in research methods. Prerequisite: ENG 101, 102; or ENG 103; or appropriate combinations of SAT verbal or ACT English scores and academic index.
PHYSL 210 - Human Physiology 1.
Study of cell physiology and nervous, muscular, and circulatory systems in humans. Group experimentation with recording apparatus. Includes use of animals or animal tissue. Prerequisite: course in biology or permission of the department chairperson. Prerequisite recommended: an anatomy course and a chemistry course.
*MATHS 165-166 (8 semester hours) may be substituted for MATHS 161-162. Students with insufficient preparation may take MA 108 or 111 in the fall semester and start a calculus sequence in the spring semester. Second Year, Pre-Pharmacy Program
Total credit hours: 15
CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry 1.
Nomenclature, structure, bonding, and functional group chemistry of organic compounds. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 112. Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 234.
PHYCS 110 - General Physics 1.
Studies the laws of Newtonian mechanics. Introductory fluid statics and dynamics, heat and thermodynamics, and wave motion and sound. Recommended background: one year of college preparatory physics in high school. Prerequisite: MATHS 112, trigonometry or appropriate trigonometry sub scores on Mathematics placement exam or passing grade in high school physics. Parallel: PHYCS 111 is recommended for students who have not attained the recommended background.
ANAT 201 - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy.
Basic study of human anatomy. Emphasizes gross and functional anatomy but also includes microscopic study of selected tissues and organs. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory period weekly. Semester 2
Total credit hours: 15
Electives: 9 credit hours. (*PHYSL 221 Human Physiology 2 is strongly recommended.)
CHEM 232 - Organic Chemistry 2.
Continuation and extension of CHEM 231, including the chemistry of natural products and biomolecules. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory period weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 231. Not open to students who have credit in CHEM 235.
ECON 116 - Survey of Economic Ideas.
The important conclusions of economics are surveyed and applied to topics chosen by the instructor. Especially valuable to students with no high school background in economics. Not applicable to a major or minor in economics. Not open to students who have credit in ECON 201 or 202.