Degrees Offered With a Major in Pharmaceutical Sciences through The Department of Pharmaceutics

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Clinical and Translational Science
    • concentration in Pharmaceutics
      • optional second concentration in Clinical and Translational Science
  • Master of Science in Pharmacy
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Drug Development and Optimized Pharmacotherapy
    • concentration in Pharmaceutics

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Medicinal Chemistry Courses

PHA 6354Natural Medicinal Products3
PHA 6356Structure Determination of Complex Natural Products3
PHA 6357Herbal & Dietary Supplements3
PHA 6417Pharmaceutical Analysis II3
PHA 6425Drug Biotrans and Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity3
PHA 6432Fundamentals of Pharmaceutical Chemistry1
PHA 6435Biosynthetic Logic of Medicinal Natural Products3
PHA 6444Pharmaceutical Chemistry I3
PHA 6447Drug Design3
PHA 6471Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry3
PHA 6472Organic Synthesis of Drug Molecules3
PHA 6534Toxicology of Chemical Weapons3
PHA 6535Principles of Nucleotide Activity2
PHA 6543Pharmaceutical Chemistry II3
PHA 6556Introduction to Clinical Toxicology3
PHA 6557Clinical Toxicology 13
PHA 6840Medicinal Chemistry of Drugs of Abuse3
PHA 6850Principles of Forensic Science3
PHA 6851Forensic Analysis of DNA3
PHA 6853Biological Evidence and Serology3
PHA 6854Forensic Immunology3
PHA 6855Forensic Genetics3
PHA 6856Bloodstain Pattern Analysis3
PHA 6905CResearch Procedures in Pharmaceutical Sciences1-4
PHA 6934Seminar in Medicinal Chemistry1
PHA 6852Mammalian Molecular Biology3
VME 6602General Toxicology3
VME 6605Toxic Substances3
VME 6613Forensic Toxicology I3
VME 6614Forensic Toxicology II3
VME 6650Principles of Mammalian Pharmacology4
VME 6766Laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control3

Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Courses

PHA 5270Health Care and Patient Safety3
PHA 5271Health Care Risk Management3
PHA 6227Institutional Pharmacy Leadership I3
PHA 6228Institutional Pharmacy Leadership II3
PHA 6264Pharmaceutical Health Technology Assessment3
PHA 6265Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy I3
PHA 6268Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety3
PHA 6269Pharmaceutical Products and Public Policy3
PHA 6273Structure, Process, and Outcomes of Regulation3
PHA 6274Federal Regulations of Drugs and Pharmacy3
PHA 6275Federal Regulations of Controlled Substances3
PHA 6276Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management3
PHA 6277Ethics in Drug Development Production and Use3
PHA 6278State Regulation of Drugs and Pharmacy3
PHA 6279Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Capstone3
PHA 6280Medicare and Medicaid3
PHA 6283Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics3
PHA 6286Pharmaceutical Microeconomics3
PHA 6287Pharmaceutical Health Economics3
PHA 6288Critical Review of Research Methods3
PHA 6289Regulating Clinical Research3
PHA 6472Organic Synthesis of Drug Molecules3
PHA 6717Measurement in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research3
PHA 6793Evidentiary Basis of Pharmaceutical Use3
PHA 6796Study Design in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Research3
PHA 6799Medication Safety & Quality Program Evaluation3
PHA 6805Applied Data Interpretation and Reporting of Findings in Pharmacy3
PHA 6891Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology3
PHA 6892Practices and Procedures of the IRB3
PHA 6893Research Ethics3
PHA 6937Topics in Pharmaceutical Administration2

Pharmacodynamics Courses

PHA 6472Organic Synthesis of Drug Molecules3
PHA 6508Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology I3
PHA 6509Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology II3
PHA 6512LExperiential Research Training in Pharmacodynamics1-4
PHA 6521CResearch Techniques in Pharmacodynamics1
PHA 7939Journal Club in Pharmaceutical Sciences1

Pharmacology Courses

GMS 6590Seminar in Pharmacology1
GMS 6592Ion Channels Journal Club: Pharmacology, Biophysics, and Neuroscience of Excitable Membranes1
GMS 6847Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy3
GMS 7593Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology1-3

Pharmaceutics Departmental Courses

PHA 6116In Vivo and In Vitro Stability of Drugs3
PHA 6122Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics3
PHA 6125Introduction to Quantitative Pharmacology3
PHA 6131Physiologically-Based Modeling3
PHA 6133Translational Clinical Pharmacology3
PHA 6170CPharmaceutical Product Formulation3
PHA 6183Pharmaceutical Gene Delivery3
PHA 6185Life Cycle of a Drug1
PHA 6416Pharmaceutical Analysis I3
PHA 6418Model-Informed Drug Development3
PHA 6449Pharmacogenomic and Genomic Data Analysis3
PHA 6630Foundations of Medication Management: Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Disease3
PHA 6631Foundations of Medication Management: Patient Care and Practice3
PHA 6632Foundations of Medication Therapy Management II3
PHA 6633Foundations of Medication Management: Individualized Pharmacotherapy I3
PHA 6634Foundations of Medication Management: Individualized Pharmacotherapy II3
PHA 6635Medication Therapy Management: A Renal Focus3
PHA 6636Medication Therapy Management: A Gastrointestinal Focus3
PHA 6637Medication Therapy Management: A Psychiatric Focus3
PHA 6638Medication Therapy Management: A Neurologic Focus3
PHA 6639Medication Therapy Management: A Respiratory Focus3
PHA 6740Fundamentals of Grant Writing in the Pharmaceutical Sciences1
PHA 6830Nanomedicine-based Immunotherapy3
PHA 6894Introduction to Graduate Studies1
PHA 6910Supervised Research1-5
PHA 6935Selected Topics in Pharmacy1-4
PHA 6936Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences1-2
PHA 6938Research Seminar1
PHA 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
PHA 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
PHA 7979Advanced Research1-12
PHA 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

College of Pharmacy Courses

PHA 6356Structure Determination of Complex Natural Products3
PHA 6418Model-Informed Drug Development3
PHA 6471Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry3


SLO 1    
Identify, interpret, and utilize core knowledge across the spectrum of Pharmaceutical Sciences as it relates to the student's research. At the most advanced level, this will include interpreting experimental data and designing experiments.

SLO 2   
​Problem Solving/Critical Thinking
Apply discipline- and research project-related knowledge to complete the student's dissertation research by formulating hypotheses, designing experiments, interpreting results, and forming conclusions from their experiments.

SLO 3   
Discuss and defend the published literature of the Pharmaceutical Sciences field. The students will present analysis of the literature in a formal, structured class setting to clearly convey the background, methods, results, and significance of the literature to faculty and students.

SLO 4   
Research Skills
Utilize the scientific method to formulate hypotheses based on their ability to use the literature, their own experimental observations, and those of others; design a technically sound and up-to-date experimental plan with appropriate controls; execute the experimental plan in a technically proficient manner; interpret the data; reformulate the hypotheses.

SLO 5    
​Professional Behavior
Exhibit behaviors and values that are consistent with ethical standards in research appropriate to safety, administrative, and regulatory rules. Professionalism, safety and adherence to regulations will be monitored by the student's mentor.

Professional Presentations
Deliver a formal scholarly presentation of their original research results in oral and written formats at an internal academic review. These presentations will be clear in providing information at an appropriate level to the audience, complete in providing the necessary and relevant background from the literature, and will utilize appropriate audiovisual aids that are clearly constructed.

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutics (M.S.P.)

SLO 1   
Identify, interpret, and utilize core knowledge across the spectrum of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

SLO 2   
Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking           
Analyze and apply material from foundation courses in the curriculum, interpret data, and synthesize a response to a complex problem or case.

Professional Communication
Deliver a presentation of a discipline-specific topic related to Pharmaceutical Sciences for internal academic review. These presentations will be clear in providing information at an appropriate level to the audience, complete in providing the necessary and relevant background from the literature, and will utilize appropriate audiovisual aids that are clearly constructed.