College of Pharmacy

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The University of Rhode Island Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Academic Programs

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

Curriculum

Download the B.S.P.S. Curriculum Sheet (PDF)

Curriculum Components Credits
General Education Electives 28
Basic Science and Mathematics courses 45
B.S.P.S Core Requirements 32
Upper Level B.S.P.S Electives 15
Total 120

General Education Requirements

B.S.P.S. students must meet University and College of Pharmacy General Education Requirements in order to graduate. A number of specific courses listed as General Education Courses in the University Bulletin meet requirements in the following categories;

Writing and Communications general education requirements are satisfied by WRT106 and COM100. Social Science general elective requirement is partially satisfied by ECN201. URI101 is required for all incoming freshmen. These courses are included in the 28 credits of general education electives.

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics general education requirments are satisfied by and are included in the 45 Basic Science and Mathematics credits listed.

B.S.P.S. Basic Science and Mathematics

These required courses are drawn from several University programs. These courses provide a solid grounding in the basic sciences that support the upper level B.S.P.S. courses and meet the admission requirements of most basic science graduate programs and professional degree programs.

B.S.P.S Core Requirements

B.S.P.S. Core requirements consist of 32 credits of new and existing BPS courses that provide students with a fundamental understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences.

B.S.P.S Electives

B.S.P.S. students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of B.S.P.S. electives at the 300-level or above. 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 relevant internship experience in pharmaceutical related company.

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.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
General Chemistry I CHM 101 3
General Chemistry Lab I CHM 102 1
General Biology I BIO 101 3
General Biology Lab 1 BIO 103 1
Communication Fundamentals COM 100 3
Traditions and Transformations: A Freshman Seminar URI 101 1
General Education Elective (Arts/Literature, Language, Letters, or Social Sciences) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
General Chemistry II CHM 112 3
General Chemistry Lab II CHM 114 1
Human Anatomy, including Lab BIO 121 4
Applied Calculus or
Introductory Calculus with Analytic Geometry
MTH 131 or MTH141 3 or 4
Introduction to Research Writing WRT 106 3
Total 14-15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Organic Chemistry Lecture I CHM 227 3
Introductory Medical Microbiology, including Lab MIC 201 4
Introductory Human Physiology BIO 242 3
General Physics I PHY 111 3
Laboratory for General Physics I PHY 185 1
Principles of Economics: Microeconomics ECN 201 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Organic Chemistry Laboratory CHM 226 2
Organic Chemistry Lecture II CHM 228 3
Introductory Biochemistry BCH 311 3
Introductory Statistics STA 308 3
General Education Elective (Arts/Literature, Language, Letters, or Social Sciences) 3
Total 14

Junior Year

The junior and senior years focus on required core pharmaceutical sciences courses and upper-level electives in the major (B.S.P.S electives). With the approval of the Program Advisor, students choose BSPS electives from a list containing a variety of areas of specialization.

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Dosage Forms I: Regulation of Drug Products and Biopharmaceutics BPS 301 2
Dosage Forms II: Solid and Solution Dosage Forms and Pharmaceutical Calculations BPS 303 2
Dosage Forms III: Disperse System, Sterile and Specialty Dosage Forms BPS 305 2
Specialty Dosage Forms
Foundations of Human Disease I: Immunoinflammatory Disease BPS 311 2
Principles of Medicinal Chemistry BPS 313 2
Principles of Pharmacology and Autonomic Pharmacology BPS 321 2
General Education Elective (Arts/Literature, Language, Letters, or Social Sciences) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Drug Metabolism and Bioanalysis BPS 325 2
Formulation and Manufacturing Laboratory BPS 443 2
GMPs in the Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Products BPS 425 3
General Pharmacology or Veterinary Pharmacology BPS 587 or BPS 340 3 or 4
General Education Electives (Arts/Literature, Language, Letters, or Social Sciences) 6
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Techniques in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Biology BPS 451 4
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics for Scientists BPS 503 3
Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics BPS 442 3
B.S.P.S Electives 6
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
B.S.P.S Elective 9
General Education Elective ( Arts/Literature, Language, Letters, or Social Sciences) 3
Total 12

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