B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Careers in the Pharmaceutical Sciences will introduce students to the future career and educational opportunities available following the completion of a BS in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
This course introduces students to the pharmaceutical sciences. Topics include an overview of drug discovery, development, basic principles of drug properties, drug structure, drug delivery, drug disposition, drug action and therapy.
This introductory pharmacology course covers basic principles of pharmacology. Mechanism of action, physiological effects and the rational basis for use of commonly used therapeutic drug classes are emphasized.
Pre-req: BSC 228 with a minimum grade of D.
This course is a survey of cardiovascular pharmacology. Emphasis is on the rationale for therapeutic drug use, mechanism of action, physiological effects, and contraindications of drugs in the cardiovascular system.
Pre-req: BSPS 301 with a minimum grade of D.
This class covers analytical techniques commonly employed in pharmaceutical sciences, including traditional chemical analysis, spectrometric methods, and separation strategies along with the applications of proteomics and metabolomics to the pharmacy
This course introduces students to the role of the immune system in the pathophysiology of inflammatory diseases including autoimmunity and allergies.
Fundamentals of the interactions of illicit drugs with the human body. Provides scientific background in substance use disorder for students pursuing clinical or research careers.
Pre-req: BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D.
This course is designed to teach critical literature search and evaluation skills, prepare and present pharmaceutical scientific material in written and oral format.
Topics covered include the concepts and mechanisms of the basic processes underlying disease and pathophysiology, the general principles underlying drug action and therapeutics, including receptor pharmacology, enzyme inhibition and pharmacology, and the relationship between drug concentration at the target tissue and drug effect.
Pre-req: BSC 120 with a minimum grade of D and BSC 121 with a minimum grade of D and CHM 211 with a minimum grade of D and CHM 212 with a minimum grade of D and BSC 227 with a minimum grade of D and BSC 228 with a minimum grade of D.
Topics covered include functional groups found in drug structures and their chemical properties, drug solubility, absorption, metabolic pathways of drug molecules, biomolecules, enzymes and enzyme kinetics.
Pre-req: CHM 356 with a minimum grade of D.
Capstone experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides students with the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge by completing research project or internship at an approved experiential site.