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University of Connecticut SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

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Prerequisite Course Descriptions

The following course descriptions have been taken from the UConn Undergraduate Catalog, which may be referenced at http://catalog.uconn.edu/ for further information.

MATH 1131Q

Calculus.
Four credits. Prerequisite: A qualifying score on the mathematics placement assessment. Students cannot receive credit for MATH 1131 and either MATH 1120, 1121, 1126, or 1151. (Two credits for students who have passed MATH 1125.) Suitable for students with some prior calculus experience. Substitutes for MATH 1120, 1126, or 1151 as a requirement.

Limits, continuity, differentiation, antidifferentiation, definite integrals, with applications to the physical and engineering sciences.

BIOL 1107

Principles of Biology.
A course in high school level chemistry or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1127 are recommended for students enrolling in 1107.

Molecular and cell biology, animal anatomy and physiology.

MCB 2000 or MCB 3010

MCB 2000 – Introduction to Biochemistry.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CHEM 2241 or 2444. (CHEM 2444 may also be corequisite.)Not open for credit to students who have passed MCB 3010.

The structure, chemistry, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Enzyme function and kinetics, energy metabolism, and structure and function of nucleic acids.

MCB 3010 – Biochemistry
Five credits. Four class periods and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2444. Recommended preparation: MCB 2210 or MCB 2610. Not open for credit to students who have passed MCB 2000.

The structure and function of biological macromolecules. The metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids. The regulation of metabolism and biosynthesis of biological macromolecules. An in-depth introduction intended for students planning to take advanced course work in biochemistry, biophysics, or other areas of molecular biology. A fee of $75 is charged for this course.

MCB 2610

Fundamentals of Microbiology.
Four credits. Three lecture periods and one 2½-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2241 or 2443. Recommended preparation: BIOL 1107 or equivalent

Biology of microorganisms, especially bacteria. Cellular structure, physiology, genetics and interactions with higher forms of life.

PHYS 1201Q

General Physics
Four credits each semester. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: MATH 1060 or 1110 or 1120 or equivalent. PHYS 1201 not open for credit to students who have passed PHYS 1401, 1501 or 1601. PHYS 1202 not open for credit to students who have passed PHYS 1402, 1502 or 1602. PHYS 1201 required for PHYS 1202.

Basic facts and principles of physics. The laboratory offers fundamental training in precise measurements.

CHEM 1124Q

Fundamentals of General Chemistry I.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1127Q, 1137Q, or 1147Q. Recommended preparation: MATH 1011Q or equivalent.

Topics include physical and chemical properties of some elements, chemical stoichiometry, gases, atomic theory and covalent bonding. To be taken as part of a three-course sequence with 1125Q and 1126Q.

CHEM 1125Q

Fundamentals of General Chemistry II.
Three credits. Two class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CHEM 1124Q. Open by consent of instructor for only 1 credit to students who have passed CHEM 1127Q, 1137Q, or 1147Q. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1128Q, 1138Q, or 1148Q.

Properties of aqueous solutions and chemical equilibria. To be taken as part of a three-course sequence with 1124Q and 1126Q.

CHEM 1126Q

Fundamentals of General Chemistry III.
Three credits. Two class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CHEM 1125Q. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1128Q, 1138Q, or 1148Q.

Properties of kinetics, complex ions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. To be taken as part of a three-course sequence with 1124Q and 1125Q.

CHEM 1127

General Chemistry.
Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Students who have passed CHEM 1122 will receive only 2 credits for CHEM 1127 but 4 credits will be used for calculating the GPA. CHEM 1127 is not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 1124 or 1137 or 1147; CHEM 1128 is not open to students who have passed CHEM 1126 or 1138 or 1148.

The topics covered include the atomic theory, the laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. The properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds are discussed.

CHEM 1128

General Chemistry.
See Chemistry 1127.

CHEM 2443

Organic Chemistry.
Three credits. (Two credits for students who have passed CHEM 2241.) Prerequisite: CHEM 1128Q or 1138Q or 1148Q or 1126. CHEM 1126Q may be taken concurrently.

Structure and reactions of the simpler classes of the compounds of carbon.

CHEM 2444

Organic Chemistry.
Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 2443.

A continuation of Chem 2443.

PNB 2264 or 2274

2264-2265 Human Physiology and Anatomy
Four credits each semester. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107, and one of CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q. Not open to students who have passed PNB 22742275. These courses must be taken in sequence to obtain credit, and may not be counted toward the Biological Sciences or Physiology and Neurobiology majors. Not open to students who have passed PNB 2274-2275. These courses must be taken in sequence to obtain credit, and may not be counted toward the Biological Sciences or Physiology and Neurobiology majors.

Fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology for students in medical technology, physical therapy, nursing, and education (Sport Science). A fee of $20 is charged for each course.

2274-2275 Enhanced Human Physiology and Anatomy
Four credits each semester. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 1107, and either CHEM 1124Q or 1127Q. Not open to students who have passed PNB 22642265. Must be taken in sequence to obtain credit

Fundamentals of human physiology and anatomy enhanced through inquiry-based laboratories. A fee of $20 is charged for each course.

PNB 2265 or 2275

Continuation of  Human Physiology and Anatomy or Enhanced Human Physiology and Anatomy.  See above.

ECON 1201

Principles of Microeconomics.
How the invisible hand of the market functions through the economic decisions of firms and individuals. How prices, wages and profits are determined, resources are allocated and income is distributed. Topical subjects (e.g., energy policy and health care). CA 2.

ENGL 1010

Seminar in Academic Writing.
Instruction in academic writing through interdisciplinary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

ENGL 1011

Seminar in Writing Through Literature.
Instruction in academic writing through literary reading. Assignments emphasize interpretation, argumentation, and reflection. Revision of formal assignments and instruction on grammar, mechanics and style.

SOCI 1001

Introduction to Sociology.
Modern Society and its social organization, institutions, communities, groups, and social roles: the socialization of individuals, family, gender, race and ethnicity, religion, social class, crime and deviance, population, cities, political economy, and social change.

General Education Requirements

Every student must meet a set of core requirements to earn a baccalaureate degree.  It is highly recommended that students complete all or most of these requirements prior to entering the School of Pharmacy.  These requirements must be completed prior to the end of the second professional year.  In addition to the University of Connecticut’s General Education Requirements, the School of Pharmacy requires the completion of 30 credits of general education courses defined as behavioral, social, and humanistic areas of knowledge.  (The 30 credits may also be used to satisfy general education requirements as applicable.) Students transferring in credits from a prior bachelor’s degree are excused from having to complete the General Education Requirements.

Content Areas

  • Arts & Humanities – Six credits
  • Social Sciences – Six credits
  • Science and Technology – Six to seven credits
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism  – Six credits

Competencies

  • Computer Technology
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative
  • Second Language
  • Writing

For Further Information:

Additional information is available in the General Education Requirement Section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

If you have questions relating to the Professional Program, please call (860) 486-2216 or e-mail the Office of the Associate Dean.

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