Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary applied science that studies the physical and chemical attributes of drugs. It places a strong emphasis on the design and evaluation of drug delivery systems and dosage forms and also on the understanding and control of the factors influencing clinical response to drug therapy.
BSPS Internship Description
All six majors in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program require a real-life workplace internship available in a variety of appropriate settings at local, regional, national and international sites. Most students schedule their internships in the summer after their P1 year. Students are generally assigned to ongoing projects at the site and are evaluated on their performance by the site supervisor. A written internship paper or a technical report and/or a presentation, along with the supervisor's evaluation are submitted to the internship course instructor following completion of the experience.
Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.
BSPS Pharmaceutics MAJOR Curriculum (FOR P1 STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2018 AND AFTER)
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
|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|
|PHPR 3010||Pharmaceutical Calculations||2|
|PHPR 3020||Pharmaceutics I||3|
|PHPR 3110||Pharmaceutics Lab I||1|
|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|
|PHPR 3030||Pharmaceutics II||3|
|PHPR 3120||Pharmaceutics Lab II||1|
|Major Electives 1||2|
|PHPR 4880||Internship in Pharmaceutics 2||3-6|
|MBC 3330||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry||2|
|MBC 3340||Techniques in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|PHCL 4810||BSPS Pharmacology III: CNS and Cardiovascular Pharmacology||3|
|PHPR 4770||Advanced Drug Delivery Systems - I||3|
|BUAD 2070||Business Analytics||3|
|CHEM 3310||Analytical Chemistry||2|
|BUAD 3010||Principles Of Marketing||3|
|BUAD 3030||Managerial And Behavioral Processes In Organizations||3|
|BUAD 3020||Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems||3|
|CHEM 3360||Analytical Chemistry Laboratory||2|
|MBC 3860||Microbiology for Pharmaceutical Professionals||2|
Need 4 credit hours major electives.
3 credit hours are required, an additional 1-3 credit hours can be taken, The additional credit hours cannot be used as Pharmaceutics major elective hours.
All requirements listed above must be fulfilled with a minimum of 123 semester hours required for graduation.
Other electives require approval of the PHAR major adviser.
|PHPR 4680||Parenteral Manufacturing 1||2|
|PHPR 4690||Dosage Form Design 1||3|
|PHPR 4710||Selected Topics In Pharmaceutical Technology 1||3|
|PHPR 4720||Pharmaceutical Rate Processes 1||3|
|PHPR 4900||Honors Seminar In Pharmacy Practice||1-3|
|PHPR 4910||Pharmacy Practice Problems||1-5|
|PHPR 4960||Honors Thesis In Pharmacy Practice||2-5|
|PHCL 4820||BSPS Pharmacology IV: Chemotherapeutic Agents||3|
|BIOL 3010||Molecular Genetics||3|
|BIOL 3020||Molecular Genetics Laboratory||2|
|BIOL 4110||Human Genetics and Genomics||3|
|CHEM 3730||Physical Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 3740||Physical Chemistry II||3|
|ECON 4750||Health Economics||3|
|MBC 4380||Medicinal Plants||3|
|MBC 3850||Microbiology And Immunology Laboratory||1|
|HEAL 2800||Principles Of Nutrition||3|
Taught every other year for those undergraduates not planning to apply to UT’s industrial pharmacy graduate program.
If required in your curriculum, it cannot be counted as an elective.
(a) Interpret the results of studies as presented in reviews and in the primary
(b) Apply the concepts of controlled experimentation and evidence-based
(c) Be able to use primary literature and reference materials to acquire and
evaluate relevant information and frame questions requiring further research.
(d) Be able to begin a process of a critical evaluation of technical issues related to the pharmaceutical sciences.
2. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals and the public; write an interpretable technical report and/or business plans.
3. Work cooperatively as part of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
4. Understand the basic principles of chemistry, life science, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biochemistry as they apply to the activity of drugs, biological s, and toxins.
5. Be able to apply appropriate computer technology to create effective written, graphic, and oral presentations.
6. Apply computer technology to the collection, processing, and analysis of data appropriate to a student s specialty.
7. Understand the organization of the scientific community and the roles of academia, government, and private industry as well as how this organization affects research, drug development, health care, and technical decision making.
8. Develop skills to carry out duties in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, social, economic, and professional practices and interact in a professional manner with managers, colleagues, and subordinates.
9. Develop the skills necessary to maintain professional competence and incorporate new developments and technologies into practice.
10. Recognize key contemporary problems in a discipline, and understand how these are being addressed through research.
11. Apply pharmaceutical and analytical techniques to perform and/or evaluate an independent research project.
12. Assess the physico-chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to justify its formulation into a dosage form.
13. Utilize concepts of drug delivery to rationalize modified release dosage forms and transdermal drug delivery systems.
14. Predict chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical properties applicable to dosage forms using quantitative methods.
15. Explain the scientific basis related to quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques applied in Pharmaceutics.
16. Predict pharmacokinetic profiles of dosage forms and dosing regimen.