Students enrolled in the Pre-Pharmacy Track must complete the coursework listed under curriculum requirements to earn the BSHS degree through the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS).  Students should meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to discuss any questions related to their degree requirements.

Curriculum Requirements

Areas of Proficiency
English Composition
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
Mathematics & Computer Science
Calculus: MTH 141, MTH 161, or MTH 1714
Computer Science: 1 CSC or BTE course3
Statistics: HCS 202 or other approved statistics course3
Areas of Knowledge
Arts & Humanities9
People & Society9
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)*0
Major
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
BIL 250Genetics3
BIL 255Cellular and Molecular Biology3
BMB 401Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences4
BPH 306Principles of Nutrition3
COS 211Public Speaking3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory
4
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics3
Elective**3
Microbiology:5
Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System
and Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System (Lab)
Choose one physics option below:10-11
College Physics:
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics for the Life Sciences:
University Physics I for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory I
University Physics II for the Sciences
and College Physics Laboratory II
University Physics:
University Physics I
University Physics II
and University Physics II Lab
University Physics III
and University Physics III Lab
Chemistry for the Biosciences:16
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
Minor0
Advanced Writing and Communication Skills***0
Electives****12-11
Total Credit Hours120

This is only a sample.  There are numerous ways students can create plans of study for the Pre-Pharmacy Track.  Students should feel empowered to use the information listed in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook to take charge of their education, pursue their own academic interests, and create their own, unique plans of study.

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) recommends students create their own plan of study that accounts for their ENG and MTH placement scores and incorporates their major, minor, and cognate interests.  Once students draft their initial plan of study, they are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Student Services (OSS) to review their plan, address any questions or concerns, discuss areas for improvement, and brainstorm ways to integrate research experiences, study abroad opportunities, global initiatives, graduate school requirements, and career preparation experiences.

The sample plan of study listed below is based on the following ENG and MTH placement information and major, minor, and cognate selections:

  • ENG placement: ENG 105
  • MTH placement: MTH 107
  • Major(s): Health Science, Pre-Pharmacy Track
  • Minor(s): Chemistry
  • Cognates
    • Art & Humanities: American Literature (RAU = English)
    • People & Society: Abnormal Psychology (RAU = Psychology)
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Health Science major (RAU = Nursing & Health Studies)

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BIL 150
BIL 151
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
5
ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 107 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
UMX 100 The University of Miami Experience 0
Elective 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BIL 160
BIL 161
Evolution and Biodiversity
and Evolution and Biodiversity Laboratory
5
ECO 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 108 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall
BIL 250 Genetics 3
CHM 121
CHM 113
Principles of Chemistry
and Chemistry Laboratory I
5
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIL 255 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
CHM 221
CHM 205
Introduction to Structure and Dynamics
and Chemical Dynamics Laboratory
5
ENG 214 American Literature II (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 202 Introductory Statistics in Health Care 3
 Credit Hours14
Junior Year
Fall
BPH 306 Principles of Nutrition 3
CHM 222
CHM 206
Organic Reactions and Synthesis
and Organic Reactions and Synthesis Laboratory
6
ENG 389 The Sixties: Literature, History, and Culture of the 1960s (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
PHY 101
PHY 106
College Physics I
and College Physics Laboratory I
5
 Credit Hours17
Spring
BMB 401 Biochemistry for the Biomedical Sciences 4
PHY 102
PHY 108
College Physics II
and College Physics Laboratory II
5
PSY 260 Personality Psychology (counts for People & Society cognate) 3
Major Elective (*) 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
ENG 260 African-American Literature (W; counts for Arts & Humanities cognate) 3
HCS 212
HCS 213
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
4
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
CSC 115 Introduction to Python for Arts & Humanities 3
HCS 215
HCS 216
Principles of Systemic Physiology
and Principles of Systemic Physiology Laboratory
4
MIC 301 Introduction to Microbes and the Immune System 3
Elective (W) 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours121

Mission

The Mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies is to educate students and support faculty committed to excellence in the art and science of nursing and health studies through creating and disseminating health knowledge and developing culturally competent leaders to provide safe service to our community, the nation and the world. The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Baccalaureate education provides the foundation for further education in specialized health professional fields. Pre-professional tracks include Pre- physical therapy, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-medicine, Pre-occupational therapy, Health Science/Health Management and Policy, and Health Science General.

Goals

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge in human anatomy.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of statistical analyses.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge related to the importance of nutrition in human health and well-being.