College of Pharmacy

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (B.S.P.S.)

Electives

B.S.P.S. students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of B.S.P.S. Electives. These courses will be chosen with the help of the Program Advisor from the following list of BPS, PHP, Basic Science, and Business courses. Up to six credits of these requirements may be met by completing BPS 497 and 498, Experimental Research, which involve laboratory research projects performed under the mentorship of individual BPS faculty members, or by internships in pharmaceutical related companies. As new courses are developed throughout the college and the University, they will be evaluated for their appropriateness for inclusion as possible B.S.P.S. electives. Students who elect to enter graduate programs in the basic sciences may choose courses appropriate to a particular discipline. All B.S.P.S. Electives must meet the approval of the Program Advisor. There are no requirements for certification or licensing associated with the B.S.P.S. degree.  

The following courses qualify as B.S.P.S electives

Course Title Course Code Credits
Drug Metabolism BPS 530 3
Medicinal Plants BPS 533 3
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BPS 535 3
Forensic Toxicology BPS 544 3
Advanced Toxicology BPS 546 3
Chemistry of Natural Products BPS 551 3
Manufacturing Pharmacy BPS 621/622 3
Course Title Course Code Credits
Principles, Methods and Applications of Epidemiology PHP 540 3
Pharmacoepidemiology PHP 550 3

Certain B.S.P.S. electives have been selected in order to meet the needs of students who may chose careers in sales/marketing, internal pharmacy or production management. These include:

Course Title Course Code Credits
Pharmacoeconomics PHP 580 3
Legal Environment of Health Administration PHP 680 3

Additional electives in those disciplines may be taken by students with prior permission of the program adviser and/or department chair.   A number of B.S.P.S. Electives have been selected in order to meet the needs of students that may be employed in the pharmaceutical industry in drug discovery. These include:

Course Title Course Code Credits
Laboratory Animal Technology AVS 365
Biochemistry Laboratory BCH 312 2
Quantitative Cell Culture BCH 401
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology BCH 437 3
Biochemistry of Metabolic Disease BCH 464 3
Physical Methods in Biochemistry BCH 484
Principles and Techniques in Molecular Cloning BCH 500 2
Techniques of Molecular Biology BCH 502 2
General Genetics BIO 352 4
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology BIO 432
Mammalian Physiology BIO 442
Endocrinology BIO 445 3
Introduction to Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology BIO 446
Cell Biology BIO 453 3
Advanced Organic Laboratory CHM 425 2
Intermediate Organic Chemistry CHM 427 3
Advanced Organic Chemistry I CHM 521 3
Graduate Seminar CHM 642/CHM 643 1
Bioinformatics I BPS 542

As new courses are developed throughout the college and the University, they will be evaluated for their appropriateness for inclusion as possible B.S.P.S. electives.

Specialty Electives

Develop a Program of Study with guidance of faculty advisor (use p.3 worksheet). Choose minimum 15 credits from the list below

Every Specialty
College of Pharmacy Course Code Credits Semester
Drug Development PHC 502 3 Fall
Special Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences BPS 497/498 1-6 Spring & Fall
Pharmaceutical Sciences Internship BPS 460 1-6
Biomedical Sciences Journal Club BPS 520 1-3
Other URI Colleges
Scientific and Technical Writing WRT 333 3
Statistical Methods in Research II STA 412 3
Internship/ Field Study ITR 302/304 3

 

Pharmacology/Human Disease/Biochemistry
College of Pharmacy Course Code Credits Semester Prerequisite
Psychotropic Drugs and Therapy BPS 436 3 Fall & Spring
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology BPS 535 3 Spring, even years
Advanced Toxicology BPS 546 3
General Pharmacology BPS 587 3 Spring ’12
Pharmacokinetics for Scientists II BPS 504 3
Advanced Drug Metabolism BPS 530 3 Spring, odd years
Biochemical Pharmacology BPS 641 3
Biochemical Toxicology BPS 642 3
Other URI Colleges
Pharmacology/Human Disease
Immunology and Serology MIC 333 3 Fall MIC 201
Virology MIC 334 3 Spring MIC 201
Principles of Cell Biology BIO 341 3 1 sem BIO & Organic
General Genetics BIO 352/ BCH 352 4 BIO 101 & 102
Biology & Genetics of Cancer BCH 435/ MIC 435 3 BCH 311
Fundamentals of Molecular Biology BCH 437/ BIO 437 3 BCH 311
Cell Biology BIO 453/ BCH 453/ MIC 453 3 BCH 311
Wildlife & Human Disease AVS 390 3 BIO 262
Biochemistry
Biochemistry of Metabolic Disease BCH 464 3 BCH311
Proteins and Enzymes BCH 482 3 BCH311
Physical Methods in Biochemistry BCH 484 3
Chemistry of Food & Neutraceuticals NFS 431 3 CHM227

 

Medicinal/Natural Products/Organic Chemistry
College of Pharmacy Course Code Credits Semester Prerequisite
Natural Products and Biotech Drugs BPS 445 3
Medicinal Plants BPS 533 3 Fall
Cancer Chemotherapy & Toxicology BPS 521 3 Spring
Chemistry of Natural Products BPS 551 3 Fall & Spring
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry BPS 545 3 Fall
Protein Molecular Modeling in BPS BPS 455 3 Fall
Modern Spectroscopy in Drug Discovery BPS 557x 3
Other URI Colleges
Intermediate Organic Chemistry CHM 427 3 CHM 228
Advanced Organic Laboratory CHM 425 3 CHM 427
Adv Organic I CHM 521 3
Adv Organic II CHM 522 3
Plant Physiology BIO 346 3

 

Regulatory Affairs/Pharmacovigilence/Marketing
College of Pharmacy Course Code Credits Semester Prerequisite
Epidemiology of Health Care PHP 405 4 Spring
Health Systems II PHP 504 3
Princi, Meth & Apps of Epidemiology PHP 540 3
Pharmacoepidemiology PHP 550 3
Pharmacoeconomic Analysis PHP 580 3
Legal Environment of Health Administration PHP 680 3
Other URI Colleges
Health Economics ECN 360 3 Spring
Business Law BUS 315 3
Organizational Behavior BUS 341 3 Pre-BUS minor
Human Resources Management BUS 342 3 BUS minor
Marketing Principles BUS 365 3
Health Informatics CSC 492 section 3 3 Fall
Pharmaceutics/Manufacturing/Formulations
Physical Pharmacy BPS 405 3
Manufacturing Pharmacy BPS 621 3

 

Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics I BPS 542 3 Spring
Protein Molecular Modeling in BPS Fall BPS 455 3 Fall

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