B.A./Pharm.D.: Maryville College and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Senior Year in Absentia.
The program of study leading to a the Bachelor of Arts in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Maryville College and the Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) College of Pharmacy consists of three academic years at Maryville followed by four academic years at UT College of Pharmacy. This is an alternate track for receiving a B.A. from Maryville College in which requirements for the senior year of study are completed at the UT-College of Pharmacy as part of the first year of Pharmacy school. All general education required of the Biopharmaceutical Sciences major and major-related courses totaling 102 credit hours must be completed by the end of the junior year at Maryville College. During the junior year, the student makes application to UT College of Pharmacy; admission is determined by the UT College of Pharmacy. Students in the program select a senior study topic in consultation with faculty members at both Maryville College and the UT College of Pharmacy, completing the second semester of the senior study at the College of Pharmacy. Students admitted to the pharmacy program can be awarded the BA in Biopharmaceutical Sciences upon completing at least 28 hours at the UT College of Pharmacy, including PHCY 115 (Introduction to Pharmacy Practice) and PHAC 840 (Special Topics Elective).
Any student interested in pursuing the dual-degree option in Biopharmaceutical Sciences is urged to consult the Dual-Degree Coordinator in the Division of Natural Sciences as early in the first year as possible. The program consists of 100 semester hours completed at Maryville College and includes a total of 54 hours of science (Chemistry, Biology, and Physics) classes, 4 hours of Mathematics, and 42 hours in general education credits. The program is highly structured, and most of the courses are part of a sequence. For that reason, one’s course of study must be carefully planned to ensure that all general education and major requirements are met during the three years spent at Maryville.
Students successfully completing the program of study will have achieved:
Required courses include the following:
CHM 121: Principles of Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 122: Principles of Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry I (4 hrs.)
CHM 224: Organic Chemistry II (4 hrs.)
CHM 316: Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
CHM 351: Senior Study (3 hrs.)
CHM 399: Research Seminar (1 hr.)
CHM 416: Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 hrs.)
BIO 115: Principles of Cellular Biology (4 hrs.)
BIO 217: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3 hrs.)
BIO 218: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 hrs.)
BIO 221: Genetics (4 hrs.)
BIO 355: Microbiology (4 hrs.)
BIO 357: Immunology (3 hrs.)
Either of the following courses:
PHY 101: College Physics I (4 hrs.)
PHY 201: General Physics I (4 hrs.)
MTH 125: Calculus I (4 hrs.)
Each student must satisfy the core requirements and requirements for individual programs of study.