BSPS in Pharmacology and Toxicology (PTOX)

Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.




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First TermHours
PHPR 1000 Orientation 1
MATH 1850 Single Variable Calculus I * 4
CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I * 4
CHEM 1280 General Chemistry Lab I 1
BIOL 2170 Fundamentals of Life Science: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance 4
BIOL 2180 Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory: Biomolecules, Cells, and Inheritance 1
 Total Hours15
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Second TermHours
PHCL 2610 Introductory Physiology 3
MATH 2640 Statistics for Applied Science *2 3
CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1290 General Chemistry Lab II 1
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
Diversity of US 3 3
 Total Hours17
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Third TermHours
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2460 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Non-Majors 1
PHYS 1750 Introduction To Physics 1 4
ENGL 1130 College Composition II: Academic Disciplines And Discourse 3
Social Sciences Core 3 3
 Total Hours14
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Fourth TermHours
CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2470 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors 1
Social Sciences Core 3 3
Arts/Humanities Core 3 3
Arts/Humanities Core 3 3
Non-US Diversity 3 3
 Total Hours16

Only offered during fall semesters


Not required prior to P1 for BSPS-only applicants


If double-dip, PREP courseload reduced by 3 hours.  Only one double dip is allowed for the UT Core requirements.


Students accepted into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences should be academically prepared to be placed into MATH 1850 and CHEM 1230. Students placing into a lower math level - MATH 1200, MATH1320 or MATH1750 and/or placing into a lower level chemistry - CHEM 1090 (based on students' testing scores) will require additional hours for graduation.

Students should consult their Degree Audit for coursework that fulfills elective course requirements in the General Education/Core area.  


Plan of Study Grid
Fifth TermHours
MBC 3310 Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action And Design 2
MBC 3550 Physiological Chemistry I: Structure And Function Of Biological Macromolecules 3
PHCL 3700 Pharmacology I: Principles of Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology and Related Pharmacology 3
PHCL 4730 Toxicology I 3
Major Electives (Recommend BIOL 3010, BIOL 3020 & MBC 3330) 1 5-6
 Total Hours16-17
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Sixth TermHours
MBC 3320 Medicinal Chemistry II: Drug Design and Drug Action 3
MBC 3560 Physiological Chemistry II: Chemical Regulation Of Cells And Organisms 3
PHCL 3730 BSPS Pharmacology II: Endocrine and CNS Pharmacology 3
PHCL 3810 Pharmacology And Toxicology Laboratory 2 1
PHCL 4750 Toxicology II 3
Major Elective (Recommend MBC 3100) 1 1
Major Elective 3
 Total Hours17
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Seventh TermHours
MBC 4710 Targeted Drug Design 3
PHCL 4810 BSPS Pharmacology III: CNS and Cardiovascular Pharmacology 3
Major Elective 1 9
 Total Hours15
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Eighth TermHours
PHCL 4780 Internship in Pharmacology/Toxicology 3 6-12
 Total Hours6-12

To be chosen from the PTOX electives list.


Required for internship and only offered in spring.


Internship can be taken in the summer before the P2 year.

All requirements listed above must be fulfilled with a minimum of 120 Semester hours required for graduation. 


A total of 18 hours of course work must be selected from the list of elective courses below. Other electives require approval of the PTOX adviser.

BIOL 3010Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 3020Molecular Genetics Laboratory2
BIOL 3030Cell Biology3
BIOL 3040Cell Biology Laboratory2
BIOL 4010Molecular Biology3
BIOL 4030Microbiology3
BIOL 4050Immunology3
BIOL 4110Human Genetics and Genomics3
BIOL 4330Parasitology3
CHEM 3310Analytical Chemistry2
CHEM 3360Analytical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 3720Physical Chemistry For The Biosciences II3
CHEM 3730Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 3740Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 4300Instrumental Analysis2
CHEM 4880Advanced Laboratory III2
MBC 3100Practices in Pharmaceutical Research1
MBC 3860Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals2
MBC 3330Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry2
MBC 3340Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory1
MBC 4470Advanced Immuno-Therapeutics2
MBC 4980Special Topics In Drug Design1-4
PHCL 4820BSPS Pharmacology IV: Chemotherapeutic Agents3
PHCL 4760Toxicokinetics3
PHCL 4900Honors Seminar In Pharmacology1-3
PHCL 4910Problems In Pharmacology1-3
PHCL 4960Honors Thesis In Pharmacology2-5
  • PLO 1. Demonstrate basic laboratory skills and fundamental knowledge used in pharmacology and toxicology\\n(a) Interpret the results of studies as presented in reviews and in the primary\\nliterature.\\n(b) Apply the concepts of controlled experimentation and evidence-based\\npractice.\\n(c) Be able to use primary literature and reference materials to acquire and\\nevaluate relevant information and frame questions requiring further\\nresearch.\\n(d) Be able to begin a process of a critical evaluation of technical issues related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • PLO 2. Explain the principles and processes underlying the design, execution, and interpretation of experimental designs in pharmacology and toxicology.\\n
  • PLO 3. Develop plans of action for accomplishing specific goals within work/research environments.\\n
  • PLO 4. Communicate, in writing and orally, scientific reasoning behind goal-directed plans, as well as the scientific outcomes of those plans for the purpose of refining future actions.
  • PLO 5. Synthesize scientific literature on a given topic in pharmacology/toxicology in order to draw overall conclusions based on the data.
  • PLO 6. Describe the drug development process and the role of pharmacology and toxicology in the different stages of drug development.
  • PLO 7. Communicate effectively and work cooperatively in teams.