Pharmaceutical Science (BS)

Arts and Sciences
Chemistry
HEGIS Number: 1211

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Course Descriptions
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The B.S. Pharmaceutical Science will give those who do this degree program the knowledge and skills to work in the flourishing New York and tri-state-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical and related industries. Graduates of the proposed program can be employed in areas such as drug discovery, research and development, product formulation and manufacturing, process improvement, physical and chemical drug analysis and properties, clinical research, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, drug safety and surveillance, regulatory affairs, and licensing. In addition graduates of the proposed program will be able to pursue graduate studies leading to M.D., D.D.S., B.S. /M.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Students pursuing the B.S. Pharmaceutical Science must meet the General Education Requirements for a Chemistry Major plus complete three mandatory Pharmaceutical Science courses, a 3-credit Chemistry course, as well as an elective Pharmaceutical Science course.

CourseDescriptionCredits
EFFECTIVE FALL 2018 

Pharmaceutical Science BS

 

Core Curriculum Courses

 
Note: This program has received a waiver to specify courses students must take in the following areas of the Core Curriculum. If students take different courses in these areas, they will fulfill the Core requirements, but it may not be possible to finish the degree program within 120 credits. 
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning 
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 
Life and Physical Sciences 
PHYS113Physics I Laboratory 
PHYS117University Physics I 
Scientific World 
CHEM108Principles of Chemistry I 3.5 
CHEM109Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1.5 
PHYS114University Physics II Laboratory 
PHYS118University Physics II 

Required Courses

77 
BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
BIO301Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 
CHEM108Principles of Chemistry I 3.5 
CHEM109Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1.5 
CHEM111Principles of Chemistry II 3.5 
CHEM112Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1.5 
CHEM231Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM232Techniques of Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM233Organic Chemistry II 
CHEM234Techniques of Organic Chemistry II 
CHEM321Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 
CHEM323Physical Chemistry: Drug Processes 
CHEM341Instrumental Methods of Analysis I 
CHEM342Instrumental Methods of Analysis II 
or 
CHEM462Experiments in Biological Chemistry 
CHEM460Biochemistry I 
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 
MATH122Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 
PHS300Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
PHS301Pharmaceutics 
PHS350Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Applicable Regulations 
PHS401Pharmacology 
PHYS113Physics I Laboratory 
PHYS117University Physics I 
PHYS114University Physics II Laboratory 
PHYS118University Physics II 

Program Elective Courses

9-12.5 
Choose 9-12.5 credits from among the following under advisement of the department: 
BIO234Anatomy and Physiology I 
BIO235Anatomy and Physiology II 
BIO307Biostatistics 
BIO465Microbiology 4.5 
CHEM310Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM322Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry 
CHEM330Structure and Mechanism in Biochemistry 
CHEM360Medicinal Chemistry 
CHEM421Physical-Inorganic Laboratory 
CHEM450Advanced Topics in Chemistry 
CHEM461Biochemistry II 
MATH102Intermediate Algebra 
or 
MATH104College Algebra 
or 
MATH115Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 
MATH120Pre-Calculus 
PHS360Regulation of Pharmaceuticals 
PHS480Independent Study 
or 
PHS490Internships in Pharmaceutical Science 
PHS481Independent Study 
PHS491Internships in Pharmaceutical Science II 

Credit Totals
Credits for the Pharmaceutical Science Major: 86-89.5
Core Curriculum Credits 30-42
Free Elective Courses 0-4
Total 120-131.5

NOTES:

  1. Students that do not place directly into MATH 121 may need to take up to 8 credits of MATH prerequisites, MATH 120 (4 credits) and/or MATH 102 (1 credit) or MATH 104 (3 credits) or MATH 115 (4 credits)
  2. The following electives are recommended for students intending to pursue a Doctorate in Pharmacy: BIO 234, BIO 235, BIO 465, PHS 490.
  3. Students intending to focus on pharmaceutical research and development should choose some of the following electives: CHEM 310, CHEM 360, CHEM 322, CHEM 330, CHEM 421, CHEM 450, CHEM 461, PHS 480, PHS 481.
  4. The following electives are recommended for students intending to focus on pharmaceutical regulation: BIO 307, BIO 465, PHS 360, PHS 490, PHS 491.
  5. Credits for MATH 102, MATH 104, and MATH 115 will not be counted toward major electives for students placed into MATH 120 or MATH 121.
  6. Credits for MATH 120 will not be counted toward major electives for students placed into MATH 121.

B.S. with Honors in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Eligibility: A 300-level Pharmaceutical Science course, a 3.0 average in all major requirements courses and an Approval by the Faculty of the Chemistry Department.

Requirements for Graduation with Honors:

1. Successful completion of 6 credits of 480-level courses in the Pharmaceutical Science discipline consisting of independent research (not internship) under the supervision of a faculty member and successful presentation of a thesis to the faculty members of the Chemistry Department.

2. Certification by the Faculty of the Chemistry Department.

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