College of Pharmacy

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

Curriculum

B.S.P.S. Curriculum Sheets

Curriculum Components Credits
General Education Electives 40
Basic Science and Mathematics courses
(many of these count toward general education electives)
41-44
B.S.P.S Core Requirements
(substitute up to 12 of the 45 credits with B.S.P.S. professional electives)
45
Total 126-130

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 College requirements in the following categories;

Writing and communications B1, B2 and B4 general education requirements are satisfied by WRT106 and COM100. Knowledge in the social and behavioral science area (A2) requirement is satisfied by ECN201. URI101 is required for all incoming first-year students. These courses are included in the 40 credits of general education electives.

The STEM (A1) Mathematics (B3) general education requirements are satisfied by and are included in the basic science and mathematics credits listed in the table above.

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

These required courses are drawn from several University programs and 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 45 credits of BPS courses that provide students with a fundamental and applied understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences. This includes 6 credits in experiential learning (3 credits internship and 3 credits of independent study).

B.S.P.S Professional Electives

Within the 45 credits of core requirements, Students have the option to tailor their academic program to prepare them for the specific career paths that they choose by substituting up to 12 credits of B.S.P.S. core requirements with pre-approved professional electives. The associate dean will maintain a list of approved professional electives. These courses will be chosen with the help of the program advisor.

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 (A1) CHM 101 3
General Chemistry Lab I CHM 102 1
General Biology I (A1) BIO 101 3
General Biology Lab 1 (A1) BIO 103 1
Communication Fundamentals (B2) COM 100 3
Planning for Academic Success URI 101 1
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation, preferably in B3) 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 (A1, B3)
MTH 131 or MTH141 3 or 4
Introduction to Research Writing (B1, B4) 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 CMB 201 4
Introductory Human Physiology BIO 242 3
Professional Development and Careers in Pharmaceutical Sciences BPS 250 3
Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (A2) ECN 201 1
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 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 CMB 311 3
Introductory Statistics STA 308 4
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 3
Total 14

Junior Year

The junior and senior years focus on required core pharmaceutical sciences courses and professional elective substitutions.

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
Pharmaceutical Pharmacology I BPS 401 3
Principles of Medicinal Chemistry BPS 313 2
Introduction to Pharmaceutical Research BPS 345 3
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 3
Total 17

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
Pharmaceutical Pharmacology II BPS 402 3
Independent Study BPS 498 3
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 3
Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Techniques in Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Biology BPS 451 4
Pharmacokinetics BPS 503 or BPS 306 3 or 2
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics BPS 442 3
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 3
Total 12-13

Spring Semester

Course Title Course Code Credits
Natural Products and Biotechnological Drugs BPS 445 3
Biotech/Biologics and Biosimilars BPS 446 3
Pharmaceutical Sciences Internship BPS 460 3
General Education Elective (in the A-G designation) 6
Total 15

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