Why Study Pharmacy at MC?

Maryville College offers dual-degree pharmacy programs with the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University. 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 or the East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy consists of three academic years at Maryville followed by four academic years at the other institution. 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 UT or ETSU as part of the first year of pharmacy school.

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Learning Outcomesclick or touch to open

Students successfully completing the program of study will have achieved:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic chemical terminology and important concepts and historical developments in the physical sciences necessary to articulate chemical information accurately, confidently, and coherently, in verbal as well as written, graphical, and electronic formats
  • Summarize and interpret the primary chemical literature
  • Acquire and apply a set of basic laboratory data acquisition skills recognizing the theory, practice and limitations of modern chemical methods and instrumentation
  • Interpret and use quantitative and graphical information for the solution of chemical and physical scientific/technical problems
  • Integrate knowledge gained from various courses and experiences and apply them in a comprehensive way
  • Formulate scientifically significant questions and work independently and collaboratively toward their resolution using traditional laboratory methodologies as well as modern instrumentation and computational techniques
  • Design and execute an in-depth research project and successfully communicate the results formally in both verbal and written forms


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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). 

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 (4 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.)
STA 120: Introductory Statistics (4 hrs.)

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The Maryville Curriculum, often called the “core” curriculum, consists of 51 credit hours. Some general education requirements are completed by virtue of the student’s major; others may be met by demonstration of competence. Note that some courses meet requirements in more than one domain.

Core Domain
Approved Existing Classes for New Core
First Year Seminar FYS110
Composition & Speech ENG110 & ENG120
Quantitative Literacy MTH110
Second Language Completion of a 120 course in second language (e.g., SPN120, etc.)
Creative Arts (CA) ART102, ART103, ART110, ART121, ART124, ART125, ART126, ART140, MUS140, THT101, THT140,
3 hours credit in any one of the following:
MUSE12, MUSE13, MUSE14, MUSE15, MUSE16, or THT204
Culture and Intercultural Dynamics (CD) WRC370 or an approved study abroad program
PSY249/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
SUS249/ENV200: In Search of Hygge Through Design and Sustainability in Scandinavia
EXP200: India’s Identities: Religion, Caste, and Gender in Contemporary South India
PSY200: Celtic Connections with Appalachia
Ethical Citizenship in the World (EC) ETH490
Historical Reasoning (HR) ART212, ART311, HIS149, MUS313 or THT316
Literary Studies (LS) ENG160, ENG170, ENG180, ENG181
Mathematical Reasoning (MR) STA120, CSC111, or MTH125
Empirical Study of Person and Society (PS) ECN101, INT201, ECN221, PLS211, PSY101, or SOC101
PSY/INT249: International Child Welfare: Switzerland
Religion, Spirituality and Critical Thought (RS) PHL149, REL130, REL140, REL149, REL162, REL212
Scientific Reasoning
[Students must complete 2 courses: 1 life science (SL) and 1 physical science (SP). One of the 2 courses must include a lab]
(SL) BIO111, BIO112, BIO113, BIO115, BIO149, or BIO/EXS 217, EVS101
(SP) CHM111, CHM121, CHM149, PHY101, PHY149, PHY201
U.S. Pluralism(US) ASL307, EDU412, ENG180, ENG181, GWS101, HIS131, HIS132, HIS305, MUS312, PHR321, PSY228, PSY/NSC248, PSY334, SOC101 (If taken at MC only), SOC222, SOC271, SOC315 or one of the following courses:

EXP200: Sounds of Appalachia
HIS149: Latin Americans in the United States
HIS149: The American Civil War, Emancipation and Reconstruction
HIS149: American Social History through Cookbooks
HIS149: Long 1960s in America
HIS149: New York City Immigration: A Cultural History
PSY249/PLS249/SOC249: Diversity in the U.S.: Borders, Fences, and Walls
PSY249: Diversity in America: San Francisco Case Study
PSY249: Psychology of African American Relationships in the U.S.
REL149: American Christianities
REL211: The American Religious Experience (The Past, Present, and Future of Evangelicalism in America)
SOC149: The Road to Justice
THT 249: African American Theater