B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pre-Health Specialization Core Courses


Curriculum

 

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Biological Sciences (24 Required Credits)
  Fall Semester
Credits
 Spring Semester
Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I  4 BIO 102 General Biology II 4
PSC 311 Biochemistry 3 PSC 312 Molecular Biology 3
PSC 321 Physiology/Pathophysiology I 4 PSC 322 Physiology/Pathophysiology II 4
PSC 431 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Science 2      
  Total 13   Total  11
Physical Sciences and Mathematics (34 Required Credits)
Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I  4 CHE 221 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 101 General Chemistry I 4 CHE 102 General Chemistry II 4
PHY 212 College Physics I 4 PHY  College Physics II 4
PSC 341* Pharmaceutics I 3 PSC 369* Molecular Foundations of Drug Action I 3
MAT 121 Calculus I  4   Statistics 3
  Total 19   Total  18
*NOTE: Students can take either PSC 341 OR PSC 369.  
Communities and Humanities (12 Required Credits)
Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
HUM 110 The Pre-Modern World 3 HUM 120 Modern World 3
HUM 210 Contemporary World 3   General Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology 3
  Total 6   Total  6
Interdisciplinary/Research (12-15 Required Credits)
Fall Semester
Credits
Spring Semester
Credits
PSC 110 Scientific Reasoning and Analysis 2 PSC 111 Scientific Reasoning and Analysis  2
PSC 112 Scientific Reasoning and Analysis 2 PSC 115 Survey of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1
PSC 410* Thesis I 3 PSC 411* Thesis II 3
  Capstone* 3   Directed Elective* 3
  Total 10   Total 9
*NOTE: Students can take Thesis I and Thesis II OR Capstone plus a 3-credit Directed Elective  

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Electives (43 minimum Credits)
General Education Electives (8 credits minimum)
Humanities Elective (9 credits minimum)
Directed Electives (28 credits minimum) * - to include pre-requisite coursework to health professions program.  Examples include Microbiology (4), Genetics (3), Anatomy & Physiology I (4), Anatomy & Physiology II (4), Immunology (3), Infectious Disease Pharmacology (2), Neuropharmacology (3), and Cardiovascular Pharmacology (3).

*A Directed Elective is defined as "any math or science course which helps a student achieve their career goals."