Pre‐Pharmacy, Option

 Bison icon - General Education Course

 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.


Core Curriculum
Core I
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
or FYS 100H First Year Seminar-Honors
Two Critical Thinking Courses (CT)6
Core II
ENG 101 Bison image
& ENG 201 Bison image
Beginning Composition
and Advanced Composition
CMM 103Fund Speech-Communication3
or CMM 207 Bus & Prof Communication
Math (requirement met in major)
Physical or Natural Science (requirement met in major)
Social Science (requirement met in major)
Humanities (CL, ENG, PHL, or RST labeled Humanities)3
Fine Arts
Select one of the following:3
Intro To Visual Art
Music in Society
Theatre Appreciation
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive courses (W)6
Multicultural or International course3
Intro to Occup Safety (CT) (International course) (requirement met in major)
Scientific and Technical Writing
ENG 354Scientific & Tech Writing3
The mathematics a student must take will depend upon several factors such as the student’s ACT score and mathematics proficiency. It is very important to talk to your advisor in selecting courses.6-10
17 Math ACT (Math SAT of 440)
College Algebra-Expanded
Plane Trigonometry
Precalculus with Sci Applica
19 or 20 Math ACT (Math ACT of 460-490)
College Algebra-Expanded
Plane Trigonometry
Precalculus with Sci Applica
21 or higher Math ACT (Math SAT of 500)
College Algebra
Plane Trigonometry
Precalculus with Sci Applica
The following courses should also be considered if student is thinking of going on to graduate school in the future. This is a prerequisite for some graduate courses:
Applied Calculus
Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
24 or higher Math ACT (Math SAT of 560)
Select one of the following:
Precalculus with Sci Applica
Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT)
Calculus I Honors (CT)
Basic Studies for Safety Technology Program
Foundations of Chemistry (required if Math ACT <24)
CHM 211 Bison image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
CHM 355Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 356Organic Chemistry II3
CHM 361Intro Organic Chm Lab3
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I3
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 203 Bison image College Physics II3
PHY 204 Bison image General Physics 2 Laboratory1
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
MGT 320Principles of Management3
or ACC 215 Bison image Accounting Principles (CT)
Statistics Course
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Statistics (CT)
Elem Behavioral Stat
Business Quantitative Methods
Psychology Course
PSY 201 Bison image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
BSC 228 Bison image Human Physiology4
Professional Safety Core
SFT 235 Bison image Intro to Occup Safety (CT)3
SFT 340Indust Fire Prevent3
SFT 372Safety & Industrial Tech3
SFT 373Prin Ergonomics & Hum Factors3
SFT 373LPrin of Ergonomics Lab1
SFT 375Construction Safety I3
SFT 378Safety Eval & Measurement3
SFT 454Industrial Hygiene3
SFT 454LIndustrial Hygiene Lab2
SFT 460Safety Training Methods3
SFT 465Incident Investigation Tech3
SFT 489Process Safety Mgmt3
SFT 498Envir Safety & Health Legis3
SFT 499Dev & Mgt of Occup Safety Prog3
SFT 490 Bison image Safety Internship (Capstone)3
Occupational Safety Electives
Select 9 credit hours from the following:9
International Safety & Health
Hospital Safety
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Occup Safety & Health Prog
Microbiol & Human Disease
Free Electives
Select 3 credit hours3


  • Because the B.S. degree is an accredited program by ASAC/ABET, students must be able to demonstrate “proficiency” in the areas of mathematics and statistics; chemistry, physics, and sciences; communication studies; psychology and physiology; and major field of study, i.e. safety. To demonstrate proficiency in the areas, a grade of no less than a C is required. Courses in the areas of proficiency listed above cannot be completed under the CR/NC course option.
  • A minimum of 120 hours is required for graduation.
  • The Pre-Pharmacy option is an additional 13-23 hours, depending on math prerequisites.

Additional University Requirements

  • Freshman transfer students must complete Core I at Marshall. Core II can be completed with Marshall or transfer courses.
  • Transfer students with 30-59 college credits must complete one CT course in Core I, all of Core II and the additional university requirements. Students transferring in 60 or more college credits are exempt from taking Core I, but must complete all of Core II and the additional university requirements. Core II can be completed with Marshall or transfer courses.