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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Insomniac12, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Insomniac12

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    How did your Freshmen schedule look like, and for that matter, schedules for every year before Pharmacy school starts/started?
     
  2. bromine

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    FRESHMAN
    fall semester- 19 credits (insane!)
    winter semester- 18 credits

    summer- 1 class (5 credits)

    SOPHOMORE
    fall semester- 18 credits (included in that is organic chemistry I, which basically left me with no life)
    winter semester- 15 credits- this is my current semester, and it's finally a light enough load that I'm able to have a little bit of a social life.

    You only have to take this rough of a schedule if you take a two-year pre-pharm track. If you want to do it in 3 or 4 years, you can take lighter class loads, depending on the program you want to get into.
     
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  3. Idesiretosling

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    I was an engineer until the summer after my sophmore year, so I will start there....

    Summer after sophmore year I took the General Chemistry series excelerated.

    Junior year Fall term: 19 credits
    Biology
    Ochem
    Economics
    Math-Matrix and Power series for math minor
    Comm

    Winter term: 18 credits
    Biology
    Mass and energy balances
    Professional ethics
    Ochem II
    Contemporary families Bac core

    Spring term: 15 credits
    Biology
    Cell & Molec
    Ochem lab
    Ethics II

    Senior year: 15 credits
    Fall term:
    Statistics
    Ecology
    Microbiology
    Microbiology lab
    Physiology I

    Winter term: 19 credits
    Sociology
    Physiology II
    Anatomy
    Anthropology
    History of Medicine
    Genetics

    Spring term: 18 credits
    Statistics II
    Physiology III
    Interpersonal Comm
    Evolution
    Physiology of Insects

    Sorry for the long post. You can get solid grades while taking heavy loads and going out on the weekends, just have good time management!
     
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  4. Farmercyst

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    Or you can be like me, procrastinate to death take 13-16 units per/semester quarter and be done in ~8years.;)

    Fall 95 14 units, GE's that didn't xfer except for College Algebra, History of Western Civ 1, ENG 101
    Fall 96 14 units that didnt' xfer except HWC 2
    F 2000 GCHEM 1, Trig, Eng 102
    S 2001 GChem 2, Pre-Calc, PE, Music 100
    F 2001 OChem 1, Calc 1, Intro to Physics
    S 2002 OChem 2, Calc 2, BIO 201 (out of sequence)
    Summ 02 Interpersonal Comm, Spanish I, Psych 100
    F 2003 Physics I, Macroecon, Speech
    S 2003 Physics 2, Pharmacology, Spec Proj in Ochem
    Switch to qtrs
    F 04 PChem 1, Upper div writing reqt, Spanish II
    W 05 PChem 2, GE 1, Political Sci GE
    Sp 05 Analytical Chem, Med Chem
    F 05 BioChem 1, Humanities GE BIOL 200 at CC
    W 06 BioChem 2, Chem Smnr 1, Race & Racism, & US HIST
    Sp 06 BioChem 3, Chem Smnr 2,
    F06 Cell Phys, Bioinorganic Chem Pharmacy Calcs,A/P1,
    Intro to Pharmacy Sys
    W07 Molecular Bio, Micro Bio A/P2
    Sp 07 Stats.

    Not much longer and you'll be able to see my entire PharmCAS app on SDN:laugh:
     
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  5. Idesiretosling

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    Physical Chem! ewww I was taking it to finish a chem minor but I dropped it after first week. No way I was taking it if I didn't have to! You suffered through 2 terms of it! hats off to you sir.
     
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  6. Utterdevotion

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    Came with 26 IB/AP credits

    FRESHMEN:
    Fall: 16 credits
    Biology I
    General Chem I
    Philosophy: Contemporary Moral Issues
    Intro to Sociology
    Scholars (my honors program)
    Freshmen Intro class

    Spring: 15 credits
    Microbiology
    General Chem II
    Writing Composition
    Stat
    Scholars

    SOPHOMORE:
    Fall: 15 credits
    Principal of Bio II
    Organic Chemistry I
    Organic Chemistry Lab I
    Calc II
    Intro to psyc
    Schoalrs

    Spring: 15 credits
    Genetics
    Organic Chemistry II
    Organic Chemistry Lab II
    Dance!
    Women studies: Women, Art, and Culture (...boring class)
    Scholars Citation class

    JUNIOR
    Fall: 16 credits
    Communications (i hated the BS work in this class...good thing I got an A)
    Micro-economics
    Writing for Health Professions (GREAT class)
    Physics I
    Dance!

    Winter: 3 credits (for PIttsburgh....whose rejection letter will probably be coming in the mail soon?)
    English Lit: Film Analysis

    Spring: 14 credits!
    Physics II
    Cell biology
    History of Religion
    History of China 900-1800

    As you can see, I didn't have really tough semester (18-19 credit semesters), but I was always busy with staying active in my organizations and getting pharmacy experience. So my 3.8 GPA was still hard to come by.

    [And yes I'm leaving w/out a degree! Before this Spring semester of taking random classes, I would have still been a semester early to graduate (aka the Fall my senior year) but oh well...!]
     
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  7. Jack555

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    Quarter1-
    Bio 121
    Statistics
    IGE (English)

    Quarter 2-
    Bio 122
    College Algebra
    IGE (Humanities)

    Quarter 3- (currently in)
    Bio 123
    College Trigonometry
    IGE (humanities)

    Summer Quarter- (planned)
    Chem 121
    Calculus 114 (Calculus 1)
     
  8. CarrollR

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    I spent my first two years of college completing prerequisites for UNC Chapel Hill's pharmacy school (at UNC Chapel Hill). Here's what my last 4 semesters have been like...

    Freshman Year - Fall 2005 = 16 hours
    Cultural Anthropology + Recitation
    Gen Chem I + Gen Chem I Lab
    English 11
    Medieval History
    Intro Statistics

    Freshman Year - Spring 2006 = 14 hours
    Gen Chem II + Gen Chem II Lab
    Great Books II (Literature class)
    English 12
    Contemporary French II

    Sophomore Year - Fall 2006 = 13 hours (a HARD 13 hours..)
    Anatomy & Physiology + Lab
    Analytical Chemistry + Lab
    Organic Chemistry I
    Intermediate French I

    Sophomore Year - Spring 2007 = 15 hours (almost done...can't wait.)
    Organic Chemistry II + Lab
    Microbiology + Lab
    Introduction to Ethics
    General Physics + Lab
     
  9. lomikhay

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    I came in with 20 transfer credits from high school and placed out of a bunch of classes which made things super easy for me (like prin of bio - sweet)

    fall 2005:17 credit hours
    Gen chem II w/lab
    Eng 101
    beg golf
    medical ethics
    stat
    Russian 101

    spring 2006: 17 credit hours
    Anatomy w/lab
    ENG 102
    Europe 1400-1789
    General Physics I w/lab
    General Psychology

    fall 2006: 19 credit hours
    Physiology w/lab
    Micro w/lab
    Orgo I
    Inter French II
    Gen Phys II w/ Calc w/lab

    spring 2007:
    Orgo II w/lab
    Microecon
    Lit
    Calc III
    Modern Phy
    Modern Phy lab (takes me like 10 hours to write half of a lab report)

    Summer 2007:
    Soc 101

    Yes I have no life but I got into pharm school. we'll see how that ends up:scared:
     
  10. jennyde

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    came in with some AP credits so my freshman year wasnt too bad

    Fall 05 (13 credits)
    Gen Chem 1 w lab
    Intro Bio 1 w lab
    French 2
    Some Intro to College Course

    Winter 06 (3 credits) (Delaware has a month long winter session)
    Linguistics

    Spring 06 (15 credits)
    Gen Chem 2 w lab
    Intro Bio 2 w lab
    French 3
    English

    Summer 06 (3 credits)
    Macroeconomics

    Sophomore Year
    Fall 06 (17 credits)
    Org Chem 1 w lab
    Calc Physics 1 w lab
    Stat
    Art History 1
    Intro to Black Studies

    Winter 07 (4 Credits)
    Calc Physics 2 w lab(this class in a month sucked)

    Spring 07 (18 Credits)
    Microbio w lab
    Org Chem 2 w lab
    Calc 2
    Art History 2
    Appreciation of Music

    this year has been pretty tough since I wanted to get my prereqs done so I didn't have to do summer and I could just relax. but overall, its not so bad. i get pretty decent grades and still have time for a social life.;)
     
  11. Julianne

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    I started from scratch :) Went year round but never did more than 15 hours a semester b/c I work(ed) full time and have a family besides...

    Summer '04 (15 hours):
    Inorganic I/Lab
    InorganicII/Lab
    Ethics
    Psychology
    Orientation

    Fall '04 (14 hours):
    OrganicI/Lab
    Precal/Trig
    Physics/Lab
    Computer

    Spring '05 (13 hours):
    OrganicII/Lab
    Macroeconomics
    Speech
    Sociology

    Summer '05 (13 hours):
    BiologyI/Lab
    EnglishI
    HistoryI
    Art

    Fall '05 (13 hours):
    A&PI/Lab
    EnglishII
    Microeconomics
    Statistics

    Spring '06 (15 hours):
    BiologyII/Lab
    A&PII/Lab
    CalculusI
    LitI (Dropped)

    Fall '06 (13 hours):
    Microbiology/Lab
    HistoryII
    LitI
    Genetics

    Spring '07 (13 hours):
    Biochemistry
    Immunology
    LitII
    Spanish (Dropped)
     
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    yeah I go to UT now...and our prereqs are not as hard as other pharm schools. The thing is, it's not all about GPA here... you have to be a well-rounded person. So, get a good GPA, PCAT, and be active in organizations while getting some pharmacy experience and you should be fine :)
     
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    I'm still trying to figure it all out on that site.. one course that stood out to me was microbiology, at the uni. I'm attending this fall, we don't need a microbiology course

    first year-fall-17 hours
    biology 101(bio. principles 1)
    chem 111(general chem 1)
    english 101
    history
    psychology

    spring-17 hours
    biology 102(bio. principles 2)
    chem 112(gen. chemistry 2)
    english 102
    fine arts (some elective??)
    math 122(business calc.)

    second year-fall-16 hrs
    biology 243(anatomy and physiology 1)
    chem 331L(organic chem lab)
    chem 333 (organic chem)
    econ 224
    physics 201
    statistics 201

    spring-16 hrs
    biology 244(anatomy and physiology 2)
    chem 332L(organic chem lab 2)
    chem 334(organic chem 2)
    elective
    physics 2
     

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