Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (BS) / Pre-Pharmacy (Duquesne) (3+4)

Pre-Acceptance Requirements

To be considered for the pre-acceptance program at Slippery Rock University, students must:

  • Have a minimum high school QPA of 3.0.
  • Score a minimum of 1130 on their SAT or 23 on their ACT.
  • Demonstrate evidence of leadership potential, community service, and involvement in co-curricular activities.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from either a high school teacher or guidance counselor.

To maintain satisfactory progress in the Duquesne pre-pharmacy program, students must:

  • Complete the curricular requirements described in their SRU curriculum guide.
  • Earn a letter grade of “C” or better in all courses.
  • Maintain a minimum QPA of 2.50.

For the 2+4 program: Students should prepare to take the PCAT but October of their sophomore year at Slippery Rock University.

For the 3+4 program: Students should prepare to take the PCAT but October of their junior year at Slippery Rock University.

Before January 15th of their sophomore year (for the 2+4 option) and their junior year (for the 3+4 option), prospective students must apply to Duquesne University. In addition to the grade and QPA requirements listed above, formal acceptance in the PharmD program requires that students:

  • Attain a PCAT score of 375 or better.
  • Participate in an interview process with the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy faculty.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the SRU Pre-Pharmacy Selection Committee.
  • Provide evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.

Preference will be granted to candidates who:

  • Attain a PCAT score of 400 or better.
  • Maintain a QPA of 3.00 or higher for all science and math courses.
  • Maintain a cumulative QPA of 3.00 or higher.

Related Links

Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy (Duquesne) Program Page

Chemistry Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher
Math/Science Course GPA: 3.00 or higher


Rock Studies Requirements45
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements44-45
Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements12

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate. However, because this is a pre-professional program, credits taken during the 1st year of the graduate program are applied toward the undergraduate credit hours to meet the 120 credits required for your undergraduate degree.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
PHIL 110Ethics and Civil Discourse3
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 225Calculus I4
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
PHIL 140World Religions3
Social Science Inquiry
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Natural Science Inquiry
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
Physical Science Inquiry
PHYS 216University Physics 1 with Lab4
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours45

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

Required Introductory Chemistry Courses
CHEM 108General Chemistry II3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II Lab1
Required Foundation Chemistry Courses
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 211Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 243Introduction to Research in Chemistry1
CHEM 335Biochemistry I3
CHEM 336Biochemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 350Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 351Analytical Chemistry Lab1
Select one of the following:4
Physical Chemistry 1
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Inorganic Chemistry
and Physical Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Required In-Depth Chemistry Courses
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 212Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 337Biochemistry II3
CHEM 338Biochemistry Laboratory II1
Select one of the following:3-4
Physical Chemistry II
Materials Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Cognate Courses
BIOL 104Principles of Biology with Lab4
MATH 230Calculus II4
PHYS 217University Physics 2 with Lab4
Total Hours44-45

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
MATH 225Calculus I4
PHYS 216University Physics 1 with Lab4

Additional Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite Courses

BIOL 250Genetics with Lab4
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Chemistry, BS (6118)
Pre-Pharmacy Duquesne 3+4 (61DQ)
This program is effective as of Fall 2021
Revised 07.28.2021
UCC 04.13.2021

Recommended Three-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIOL 104 Principles of Biology with Lab 4
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
MATH 125 Precalculus 4
SUBJ 139University Seminar 3
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Lab 1
BIOL 250 Genetics with Lab 4
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
MATH 225 Calculus I 4
Second Year
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 243 Introduction to Research in Chemistry 1
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
MATH 230 Calculus II 4
PHYS 211 General Physics I with Lab 4
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PHIL 140 World Religions 3
PHYS 217 University Physics 2 with Lab 4
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
Third Year
CHEM 350 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHEM 351 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 335 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 336 Biochemistry Laboratory I 1
CHEM 442 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Creative & Aesthetic Inquiry 3
CHEM 425 Instrumental Analysis 3
CHEM 426 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1
CHEM 452 Physical Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHEM 337 Biochemistry II 3
CHEM 338 Biochemistry Laboratory II 1
CHEM 491 Chemistry Seminar 1
CHEM 302
Physical Chemistry II
or Materials Chemistry
 Total Hours**91

Major Code: 61DQ
UCC 02.02.2021
Revised: 08.02.2021

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.