Requirements for the B.S. in biology in the pharmacy dual degree program are similar to those that apply for B.A. candidates in biology at Fisk as outlined in the Biology section of this Bulletin. There are, however, the following exceptions:
Mathematics courses required are MATH 120-130 for the B.S. program in association with the dual degree.
- The organic and analytical chemistry lab (CHEM 205) is required in this program in lieu of CHEM 204, Organic Chemistry Lab, as a concurrent laboratory to accompany CHEM 234, Organic Chemistry. This lab intended primarily for chemistry rather than biology majors __teaches more quantitative skills than does the regular CHEM 204 lab section. Since it is a two-credit lab, it may require students in the dual degree program to take a one-hour overload during one semester of their three years at Fisk (depending upon foreign language placement results and other scheduling variations).
- A second course in psychology is an additional required cognate course for students who pursue the B.S. in biology in preparation for entering the College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Science at Howard.
- Courses taken at Howard University during the first year in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Science supplement the 101 credits the student will normally have completed during three years at Fisk. It is therefore not required that students complete the Biology Department's usual Senior Seminar requirement at Fisk. Nor is it necessary to complete the usual Fisk advanced botany course, or most of the normal Fisk biology electives. The Howard courses taken by the student during the first year there will total more than 30 credits in acceptable science/biology courses.