Requirements for Undergraduate and Professional Programs of Study

The student is responsible for the correct selection of the program of study each semester and for the fulfillment of the requirements given here. Although advisors will assist wherever possible, the final responsibility rests with the student. The CPPS reserves the right to change its policies and procedures at any time. These changes will be binding on the date they are approved by faculty action. Courses taken at other colleges of pharmacy will not substitute for required professional division courses. The only pharmacy courses a pre-professional student is permitted to take through the CPPS are:

PHPR 1000Orientation1
PHPR 2040Introduction to Cosmetic Science1
PHCL 2220Drugs, Medicine And Society3
PHCL 2610Introductory Physiology3
PHCL 2900Pharmacology Research Introduction1-3
MBC 2960Undergraduate Research1-6

Only students admitted to the professional division will be allowed to take 3000- or 4000-level courses in the college.

Degree Requirements

The curriculum as outlined in the current catalog is subject to modifications with immediate implementation to keep pace with changing trends in pharmaceutical education and in accordance with accreditation standards.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Degree Requirements

In response to the increasing demand for scientists, researchers, and administrators in the pharmaceutical fields, The University of Toledo CPPS offers the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree program. The BSPS degree is a four-year baccalaureate program. Pharmaceutical sciences represent the collective basic sciences that underlie pharmacy. There are five majors and one minor under this degree program:

  • Cosmetic science and formulation design (PCOS) major and minor
  • Medicinal and biological chemistry (MBC)
  • Pharmaceutics (PHAR)
  • Pharmacology/toxicology (PTOX)
  • Pharmacy administration (PHAM)

This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers related to the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical science and research, pharmacy administration and sales, the biomedical industry, the personal products industry, forensic science, as well as health-care administration. It also prepares students to pursue graduate studies or enter professional schools including medicine, dentistry, law and physician assistant programs.

General Program Requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for graduation with all Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical sciences non-PharmD majors.

Double Major within the B.S.P.S. Program Requirements

  • All program requirements for both majors must be successfully fulfilled.
  • Internship for both majors should be taken at different semesters and the student will pay a total of 6 terms of practicum fees.
  • A minimum of 144 semester hours for any dual majors is required. For MBC and PTOX dual majors, a minimum of 38 major elective hours is required.

Pre-Professional Division Requirements

In the pre-professional division, the first two years of the BSPS program, students will be broadly trained in the arts, humanities and social sciences – although the natural sciences will receive emphasis. The curriculum of the pre-professional division of the CPPS is similar for the Pharm.D. and the BSPS degrees.

College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) Pre-Professional (PREP) Curriculum

Applying to Professional Division (P1) for Fall 2018 or after

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
Fall 1st Year
PHPR 1000 Orientation 1 1
MATH 1850
Single Variable Calculus I
or Calculus For The Life Sciences With Applications I and Calculus For The Life Sciences With Applications II
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
Second Term
Spring 1st Year
PHCL 2610 Introductory Physiology 3
MATH 2640 Statistics for Applied Science 3
CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1290 General Chemistry Lab II 1
ENGL 1110 College Composition I (UT Core Requirement) 3
UT Core Requirement (US Diversity) 2 3
Third Term
Fall 2nd Year
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
UT Core Requirement (Social Science) 2 3
Fourth Term
Spring 2nd Year
CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2470 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II for Non-Majors 1
UT Core Requirement (Social Science) 2 3
UT Core Requirement (Humanities/Fine Arts) 2 3
UT Core Requirement (Humanities/Fine Arts) 2 3
UT Core Requirement (Non-US Culture) 2 3
 Total Hours62

Only offered during fall semesters.


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

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Professional Division Requirements

In the professional division of the BSPS degree program, the last two years of the program, advanced courses of study and internship experience in each major lead to a unique concentration in the pharmaceutical fields. Requirements can be found under General Criteria for Progression to the professional divisions of BSPS.