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Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy 2+4 Joint Program/Camden College of Arts and Sciences

Program Administration Notes

Below are selected rules and regulations that govern the 2+4 Program at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences.  For further information relating to the Program of Study, please contact the Office of Academic Services at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

 

Only students who apply directly from high school to the Program are eligible to be considered for admission.  Applicants who have completed more than 12.0 credits of college-level coursework or who have been admitted to another academic program of study (even one at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences) are ineligible to apply.  The official roster of students enrolled in the 2+4 Program is maintained in the Office of the Dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

 

1)       Credit for AP coursework is awarded as follows.  These rules are the same rules that govern the award of AP credit at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

a)       A maximum of 8.0 credits of advanced standing of any kind will be awarded.

b)       Credit for English courses will only be recognized for the purposes of satisfying Humanities / Social Science Elective credit.  All students in the 2+4 Program are required to complete a two courses of College-level English Writing courses at Rutgers University.

c)       Credit for Calculus will only be recognized as follows:

                           i.            Grades of 4 or 5 need to be attained in both the Calculus BC test and the AB sub-score.  This will allow for a full year of Calculus to be awarded.  Please note that this will total 8.0 credit of transferred coursework and will reach the maximum number of AP Credits that will be awarded.

                          ii.            Grades of 4 or 5 in the Calculus AB test only or the Calculus BC test only will permit the award of credit for Unified Calculus I, 50:640:121.  Students who accept this credit will be required to complete the course Unified Calculus II, 50:640:122.

2)       Credit for college-level coursework taken while in high school will be awarded based upon individual review of the coursework and are included in the 8 credits of advanced standing.  The rules applied are the same rules that govern the award of AP credit at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

3)       It is the responsibility of each student to seek advising from the 2+4 Program Academic Advisor located in the Office of the Dean at the Camden College of Arts and Sciences.  Additional information regarding your standing in the Program is available from the Office of Academic Services at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

4)       The courses listed on this sheet reflect the minimum requirements to enter the professional years at the School of Pharmacy.  Please be advised that other courses may be required by the Camden College of Arts and Sciences or the departments offering the courses in the form of pre-requisites.

5)       Students need to attain grades of “C” or better in all core science and writing courses.  Core science courses are defined as:  General Chemistry and Lab, Organic Chemistry and Lab, General Biology and Lab, and Human Physiology.  Failure to achieve this requirement will result in action by the Scholastic Standing Committee of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

6)       Students need to attain a Cumulative and Term GPA of at least 2.800 in order to remain in the 2+4 Program.

7)       An evaluation of each student’s progression in the 2+4 Program will be undertaken by the Scholastic Standing Committee at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy each semester.  Should an action be taken by the Committee, a letter will be sent to your home and/or campus address informing you of the action and what options may be available to address the decision.

8)       The Scholastic Standing Committee at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy reserves the right to decline admission to the First Professional (Third) Year of the Program based upon a student’s overall academic achievement in the pre-professional course sequence.

9)       Students must take a total of six (6) elective courses in the humanities and/or social sciences. Each course must be at least 3.0 credits in weight. Five of the six courses must be true humanities and/or social sciences. The final course must be either a Psychology or Sociology elective. Elective credit will be given for the majority of courses offered through such departments as History, English, Psychology, Sociology, and Classics.

Elective credit will not be given for:

 

• any of the core or “hard” science departments such as, but not limited to, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics.

• courses that are offered through the Departments of Mathematics or Computer Science.

• any course offered in any other discipline that discusses drugs, medicinal or healthcare, healthcare topics,

or healthcare related topics.

• any course the involves diet, nutrition, or disease.

• studio courses (that is, where a student plays an instrument, dances, draws, paints, or sculpts).

• correspondence courses.

• seminar courses except those offered through the Honors Program.

• internships or field work.

 

10)   Students admitted to the 2+4 program who are selected for admission to the Camden College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program will take Honor English Composition I and II in lieu of English Composition I and II. Additionally, three honors seminars (topics approved by the School of Pharmacy) and/or Honors World Masterpieces may be used to fulfill up to four of the Humanity/Social Science requirements.

11)   Students will be admitted to the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in New Brunswick to complete the professional curriculum (the last four years of the Doctor of Pharmacy program) if

  • they have completed all of the required pre-professional coursework and demonstrated a proficiency in the core sciences that predicts success in the professional pharmacy program; 
  • they have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 at the end of your first and second academic years with grades of C or better in the core science courses and labs. (Please note that all grades are used when calculating grade-point averages.  Grades of D or F in science and math courses may prohibit your continuation in the 2+4 program regardless of cumulative GPA); and
  • at the end of the second year, they have successfully completed a formal interview with a dean or faculty member of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The objective of the interview will be to determine that you have an appropriate understanding of the nature of the pharmacy profession, as well as the communication skills and ethical qualifications essential to the profession. Students will be emailed information during the Spring semester of the second year about how the interview will be scheduled.

 


First Pre-Professional Year

First Term                                                                                                              Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

General Biology I

50:120:101

4

 

General Biology II

50:120:102

4

Chemical Principles I

50:160:115

3

 

Chemical Principles II

50:160:116

3

Chemical Principles Lab

50:160:125

1

 

Chemical Principles Lab

50:160:126

1

English Composition I

50:350:101

3

 

English Composition II 3

50:350:102

3

Unified Calculus I or II 1

50:640:121 or 122

4

 

Humanities/Soc. Sci. Elective

50: __ : __

3

Humanities/Soc. Sci. Elective2

50: __ : __

3

 

Humanities/Soc. Sci. Elective

50: __ : __

3

 

 

18

 

 

 

17

1 Every student will need to take Calculus.  Students who have taken Calculus I in high school would need to take Calculus II.
2 Students may take some humanity/social science electives during the summer between the first and second pre-professional year if they wish to lighten their load during the year.
3 Please note that students must take two writing courses.

Second Pre-Professional Year

First Term                                                                                                               Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

Organic Chemistry I

50:160:335

3

 

Organic Chemistry II

50:160:336

3

Organic Chemistry Lab

50:160:339

1

 

Organic Chemistry Lab

50:160:340

1

Microeconomic Principles

50:220:105

3

 

Anatomy and Physiology II

50:120:254

4

Prin. of Physics for Pharmacy

50:750:223

4

 

Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

50:120:256

0

Anatomy and Physiology I

50:120:253

4

 

Intro. to Biostatistics

50:960:452

3

Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

50:120:255

0

 

Humanities/Soc. Sci. Elective

50: __ : __

3

Psychology/Sociology Elective

50: __ : __

3

 

Humanities/Soc. Sci. Elective

50: __ : __

3

 

 

18

 

 

 

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Students enrolled in the 2+4 Program need to successfully complete all coursework noted above by the end of the Spring semester of the second year from the date of admission to be eligible to enter the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at the New Brunswick / Piscataway Campus for the First Professional (Third) Year.  Students who do not meet this requirement are no longer eligible to pursue the 2+4 Program.

In addition, all students intending to enter the First Professional (Third) Year are required to complete an interview with a faculty member at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.  Information regarding this part of the entrance     process will be provided during the Spring semester prior to admission eligibility.

 

 

First Professional Year

First Term                                                                                                               Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


01:694:301

 

3

 

Molecular Biology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


30:158:315

 

3

 

Pathophysiology

30:718:304

3

 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

30:715:306

3

 

Intro. to Pharmaceutics

30:721:301

3

 

Introduction to Pharmacology

30:718:320

3

 

Pharmacy Practice Management

30:725:308

3

 

Drug Delivery I and Lab

30:721:320

3

 

Intro. to Pharmaceutical Care

30:725:320

4

 

Principles of Pharmaceutical Economics

30:725:340

3

 

Professional Elective 1

30:___ : ___

2

 

Concepts in Pharmacy Practice

30:725:329

1

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Elective 2

30:___ : ___

2

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

18

 

Summer Term                                                                                                      

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

 

 

 

Introductory Practice Experience

30:725:330

2

 

 

 

 

(over please)

 

 

Second Professional Year

First Term                                                                                                                Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

30:158:420

3

 

Medicinal Chemistry II

30:715:410

3

Medicinal Chemistry I

30:715:409

3

 

Pharmacology II

30:718:406

2

Drug Information and Literature Evaluation


30:725:470


3

 

Introduction to Biopharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics


30:721:430

 

3

Drug Delivery II and Lab

30:721:420

3

 

Poison Management & Drug Abuse

30:725:415

3

Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics

30:725:460

3

 

Infectious Disease Therapeutics

30:725:475

3

Pharmacology I

30:718:405

3

 

Professional Elective 3

3_:___ : ___

2

 

 

18

 

 

 

17

Summer Term                                                                                                      

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Practice Experience

30:725:480

2

 

 

 

 

 

Third Professional Year

First Term                                                                                                              Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

31:725:555

4

 

Pharmacy Law & Bioethics

31:725:545

4

Clinical Immunology / Hematology / Oncology Therapeutics

 

31:725:560

 

3

 

Endocrine Therapy & Special Patient Populations


31:725:590

 

3

Renal / GI / Nutrition Therapy

31:725:565

3

 

Pharmacy Communications II

31:725:587

2

Physical Assessment

31:725:570

2

 

Self Care and Home Care

31:725:550

4

Pharmacy Communications I

31:725:585

2

 

Neuropsychiatric Therapeutics

31:725:595

3

Professional Elective 4

3_:___ : ___

2

 

Professional Elective 5

3_:___ : ___

2

 

 

16

 

 

 

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All curriculum requirements of the first five years must be successfully completed before students may register for any Terminal Year rotations.

Students need to complete at least seven (7) experiential rotations during the Terminal Year of the Program.  Additional rotations may be completed after consultation with the Vice-Chair of Experiential Programs. Note Fourth Professional Year begins in the summer following Spring of the Third Professional year (see below).

Fourth Professional Year

 

Summer Session

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

Adv. Practice Experience I

31:725:791

5

Adv. Practice Experience II

31:725:792

5

Adv. Practice Experience III

31:725:793

5

 

 

15

First Term                                                                                                              Second Term

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

 

Class Name

Class No.

Cred. Hrs.

Adv. Practice Experience IV

31:725:794

5

 

Adv. Practice Experience VII

31:725:797

5

Adv. Practice Experience V

31:725:795

5

 

Adv. Practice Experience VIII

31:725:798

5

Adv. Practice Experience VI

31:725:796

5

 

Adv. Practice Experience IX

31:725:799

5

      Reflection Seminar

 31:725:617 2  

 

 

 

 

Student Portfolio

31:725:615

2

 

 

15

 

 

 

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