B.S.P.S. Curriculum Requirements.

B.S.P.S. Curriculum Requirements. The curriculum contains four distinct components. The first component consists of 35 credits of general education requirements that will provide broad exposure to the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The second component consists of 41 credits of basic science and mathematics courses that will deliver a firm foundation in the sciences, and satisfy admission requirement for most basic science graduate programs and professional schools. The third component is the B.S.P.S. core requirement, consisting of 38 credits of new and existing BPS/PHP courses, which will offer students a strong, basic, and applied understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences. The fourth component of 6 credits, comprising B.S.P.S. electives, is drawn from upper level B.S.P.S. courses and selected electives from other programs on campus, particularly those from the basic sciences and business. These courses allow our students to tailor a program of study to suit their specific career goals.

Freshman Year
First Semester: 15 credits

CHM 101 (3), 102 (1); BIO 101/103 (4); COM 100 (3); URI 101 (1); general education elective (3)

Second semester: 14 or 15 credits

CHM 112 (3), 114 (1); BIO 121 (4); MTH 131 (3) or 141 (4); WRT 106 (3)

Sophomore Year
First Semester: 17 credits

CHM 227 (3); MIC 201 (4); BIO 242 (3); PHY 111 (3), 185 (1); ECN 201 (3)

Second semester: 17 credits

CHM 226 (2), 228 (3); BCH 311 (3); STA 308 (3), general education electives (6)

Junior Year
First Semester: 15 credits

BPS 301/303/305 (6); 311 (2); 313 (2); 321 (2); B.S.P.S. or general education elective (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

BPS 325 (2), 443 (2), 445 (3); general education electives (6)

Pharmaceutics Specialization
Senior Year
First semester: 15 credits

BPS 425 (3), 487/587 (3), 503 (3); PHP 580 (3); CHM 522 (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

BPS 405 (3), 442 (3), 451 (4); B.S.P.S. or general education elective (3)

Natural Products Specialization
Senior Year
First semester: 15 credits

BPS 425 (3), 487/587 (3), 503 (3); PHP 580 (3); CHM 551 (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

BPS 442 (3), 451 (4), 535 (3); B.S.P.S. or general education elective (3)

Cosmetic Specialization
Senior Year
First semester: 15 credits

BPS 425 (3), 487/587 (3), 503 (3), 530 (3); PHP 580 (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

BPS 442 (3), 451 (4), 560 (3); B.S.P.S. or general education elective (3)

Pharmacology/Toxicology Specialization
Senior Year
First semester: 15 credits

BPS 425 (3), 487/587 (3), 503 (3), 551 (3); PHP 580 (3)

Second semester: 13 credits

BPS 442 (3), 451 (4), 533 (3); B.S.P.S. or general education elective (3)