B.S.P.S. Curriculum Requirements.

B.S.P.S. Curriculum Requirements. A total of 120 credits is required for graduation.  The curriculum can be described in three distinct components. The first component consists of 40 credits of general education requirements. The second component consists of science and mathematics pre-requisite courses that will deliver a firm foundation in the life and physical sciences, and satisfy admission requirement for many basic science graduate programs and professional schools. The third component is the B.S.P.S. upper level courses and labs in the major offering students a strong, basic, and applied understanding of the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences.  Within the third component, students have the option to tailor their academic program by substituting up to 12 credits of B.S.P.S. courses with pre-approved Professional Electives.  These courses allow our students to tailor a program of study to suit their specific career goals.

First Year
First Semester: 15-16 credits

CHM 101 (3), 102 (1); BIO 101/103 (4); COM 100 (3); URI 101 (1); and MTH 111 (3)  OR general education course (3-4).

Second semester: 14-15 credits

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

Second Year
First Semester: 17-18 credits

BPS 250 (1); CHM 227 (3); CMB 201 (4); BIO 242 (3); ECN 201 (3); and one general education course (3-4).

Second semester: 15-18 credits

CHM 228 (3); CMB 311 (3); STA 307  OR  308 (4); and CHM 226 plus one general education course (5-6) OR two general education courses (6-8)

Third Year
First Semester: 14-17 credits

BPS 301/303/305 (6); 313 (2); 401 (3); CHM 226 (2); and one general education course (3-4).

Second semester: 16-17 credits

BPS 325 (2); 402 (3); 425 (3); 443 (2); 498 (3); and one general education course (3-4).

Fourth Year
First Semester: 15-16 credits

BPS 345 (3); 442 (2); 451 (4); 503 (3); and one general education course (3-4)

Second semester: 12-17 credits

BPS 445 (3); 446 (3); 460 (3); and one to two general education course (3-8)