Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is a four-year baccalaureate program. Pharmaceutical Sciences combine a broad range of scientific disciplines that are critical to development, design, and discovery of new drugs and therapies. The degree is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology industry, biomedical industry, pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy and health care administrations. (Please note: This four-year program does not qualify graduates to take licensure examinations to become registered pharmacists.)

MAJOR: B.S. Degree in Pharmaceutical Science

Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (36 hours)

The following General Education courses are required for the major.
MATH 165Calculus of Single Variable I

4

PSY 212General Psychology

3

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish

3

B. Major Requirements (40 hours)

Minimum grade of a "C" is required in all major courses.

1. Core Courses (35 hours)

BIOL 101General Biology for Majors I

4

BIOL 102General Biology for Majors II

4

PHSC 201Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences

3

PHSC 320/LPharmaceutical Analysis/L

4

PHSC 380Drug Discovery, Design & Development

4

PHSC 403Pharmaceutical Biochemistry I

3

PHSC 404Pharmaceutical Biochemistry II

3

PHSC 422Methods in Biotechnology/L

4

PHSC 485Principles of Pharmacology

3

PHSC 498Scientific Communication/Capstone Seminar

3 credits

2. Core Electives (5 hours)

Any PHSC 400 level  3 credit hour course and and PHSC 2 credit hour course
PHSC 400 Elective - 3

3

PHSC Elective - 2

2

C. Related Area Requirements (35 hours)

Minimun grade of a "C" is required for all related area course requirements.
BIOL 215Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIOL 341Microbiology

4

BIOL 487Statistical Applications in the Sciences

3

CHEM 102General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

CHEM 401LBiochemistry Lab

1

CHEM 430Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

3

PHYS 181General Physics I

3

PHYS 181LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 182General Physics II

3

PHYS 182LGeneral Physics II Lab

1

D. Concentration Requirements (0 hours)

E. Free Electives (9 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Freshman Year

First Semester

BIOL 101General Biology for Majors I

4

CHEM 101General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

ENGL 102Composition I

3

Physical Education Activity

1

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ENGL 103Composition II

3

BIOL 102General Biology for Majors II

4

CHEM 102General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

MATH 165Calculus of Single Variable I

4

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

First Semester

BIOL 215Anatomy & Physiology

4

CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

SPAN 101Elementary Spanish

3

Humanities and Fine Arts C

2

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

BIOL 341Microbiology

4

CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1

PHSC 201Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences

3

SOC 201Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Junior Year

First Semester

BIOL 487Statistical Applications in the Sciences

3

CHEM 401LBiochemistry Lab

1

PHSC 403Pharmaceutical Biochemistry I

3

PHYS 181General Physics I

3

PHYS 181LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

PSY 212General Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Second Semester

CHEM 430Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry

3

PHSC 320/LPharmaceutical Analysis/L

4

PHSC 380Drug Discovery, Design & Development

4

PHSC 404Pharmaceutical Biochemistry II

3

PHYS 182General Physics II

3

PHYS 182LGeneral Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:18

Senior Year

First Semester

PHSC 422Methods in Biotechnology/L

4

Free Elective I

3

PHSC 485Principles of Pharmacology

3

Major Core Elective 2

2

Total Credit Hours:12

Second Semester

PHSC 498Scientific Communication/Capstone Seminar

3 credits

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Free Elective

3

Free Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 120

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C in all major core requirements and related area course requirements.