Bachelor’s in Chemistry – Concord University
The Bachelor’s in Chemistry degree requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the Program of General Studies, and (2) one of four chemistry programs: (I) The chemistry comprehensive option, (II) the pre-professional option , (III) the clinical laboratory science option, or (IV) the pharmacy option In addition to the requirements above, the 3+1 programs in allied health sciences (clinical laboratory science and pharmacy) require completion of a fourth-year, off-campus residency with passing grades as described below.
Clinical Laboratory Science Option
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry (Clinical Laboratory Science Option) allows graduates the opportunity to become nationally certified Medical Technologists (MT) by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The program requires off-campus study at an accredited teaching hospital during the fourth year.
This degree is not for aspiring Medical Lab Technicians (MLT), who will usually attend programs at 2-year colleges. Students interested in clinical laboratory science will take three years (98 semester hours) of academic work at Concord and apply for competitive admission to a twelve-month internship in residence (the fourth year) at a hospital-based School of Medical Technology.
The Bachelor’s in Chemistry (Pharmacy Option) allows graduates the opportunity to receive a B.S. degree from Concord after completing the first year of the 4-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at the University of Charleston. Students interested in this option will take three years (90 semester hours) of academic work at Concord and then apply for competitive admission to the Pharm.D. program at the University of Charleston. Students interested in this program are encouraged to have ACT or SAT scores of 24 or 1100, a high school GPA of 3.0/4.0, and a high school class rank in the top 25%. In order to maximize potential for acceptance into the UC program, students should attain at least a 3.25 GPA in all college-level courses required for the program with no grade less than a C. Students are further encouraged to show evidence of scholarly and extracurricular activities, community and campus activism, and a desire to become a pharmacist.