Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum

To successfully complete the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, candidates must complete;

  • Year 1 with a minimum grade of B in each graded course (Minimum GPA = 3.0)
  • After the first year, courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0.
    • A minimum of 24 graduate level didactic credits.
    • A minimum of 56 credits of research courses.
  • A minimum of 96 credit hours overall (Minimum cumulative GPA = 3.0).

 

A Minimum of 12 Credits per semester

First Professional Year (P-1), Fall

Course Number Title Credits

PHPS 718

Lab Visits & Supervisor Selection 1

PHPS 749

Overview of Pharmaceutical Sciences I 2
Cancer Biology Emphasis
Course Number Title Credits
Electives (To make up a minimum of 9 credits)

PHPS 703

Cancer Biology 2

PHPS 710

Laboratory Animal Care, Management & Medicine I 2

PHPS 735

Cell Cycle Progression and Apoptosis 2

PHPS 751

Biochemistry I - Biomolecules 3
Medicinal Chemistry Emphasis
Course Number Title Credits
Electives (To make up a minimum of 9 credits)

PHPS 704

Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Technologies in Drug Discovery 2

PHPS 709

Instrumental Methods and Structural Elucidation of Mainly Natural Products 2

PHPS 713

Organic Medicinal Chemistry I 2

PHPS 717

Medicinal Chemistry of CNS Drugs and Development of in vivo CNS Tracers 2
Pharmacognosy Emphasis
Course Number Title Credits
Electives (To make up a minimum of 9 credits)

PHPS 709

Instrumental Methods and Structural Elucidation of Mainly Natural Products 2

PHPS 723

Pharmacognosy I 2

PHPS 751

Biochemistry I - Biomolecules 3
Pharmaceutics Emphasis
Course Number Title Credits
Electives (To make up a minimum of 9 credits)

PHPS 709

Instrumental Methods and Structural Elucidation of Mainly Natural Products 2

PHPS 733

Advanced Aerosol Physics in Medicine: Inhaled Drug Therapy 1

PHPS 755

Advanced Pharmaceutics I 3
Pharmacology Emphasis
Course Number Title Credits
Electives (To make up a minimum of 9 credits)

PHPS 559

Environmental Toxicology 1

PHPS 703

Cancer Biology 2

PHPS 721

Neuropsychopharmacology 2

PHPS 724

Pharmacology I

PHPS 735

Cell Cycle Progression and Apoptosis 2

Second Professional Year (P-2), Fall

Second Professional Year (P-2), Spring

Third Professional Year (P-3), Fall

Third Professional Year (P-3), Spring

Fourth Professional Year (P-4), Fall

Fourth Professional Year (P-4), Spring

Fifth Professional Year (P-5)

Electives

Course Number Title Credits

PHPS 701

Apoptosis and Angiogenesis in Disease Processes and Drug Development 1

PHPS 702

Bioassay Development: Principles & Practices in Drug Discovery 1

PHPS 703

Cancer Biology 2

PHPS 704

Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Technologies in Drug Discovery 2

PHPS 705

Designing Clinical Research 3

PHPS 706

Environmental Toxicology 2

PHPS 707

Genetics in Medicine 2

PHPS 708

Isolation Methods for Natural Product Discovery 2

PHPS 709

Instrumental Methods and Structural Elucidation of Mainly Natural Products 2

PHPS 710

Laboratory Animal Care, Management & Medicine I 2

PHPS 711

Laboratory Animal Care, Management & Medicine II 2

PHPS 712

Medical Cell Biology 2

PHPS 713

Organic Medicinal Chemistry I 2

PHPS 714

Organic Medicinal Chemistry II 2

PHPS 715

Organic Medicinal Chemistry III 2

PHPS 716

Organic Medicinal Chemistry IV 2

PHPS 717

Medicinal Chemistry of CNS Drugs and Development of in vivo CNS Tracers 2

PHPS 719

Molecular Biology Techniques and Applications for Healthcare Professionals 2

PHPS 720

Natural Products and Cancer Chemoprevention 2

PHPS 721

Neuropsychopharmacology 2

PHPS 722

Pharmaceutical Marketing 2

PHPS 723

Pharmacognosy I 2

PHPS 724

Pharmacology I

PHPS 725

Pharmacology II 3

PHPS 726

Pharmacology III 3

PHPS 727

Pharmacology IV 3

PHPS 728

Phytochemistry of Terrestrial Plants 2

PHPS 729

Receptor Theory and Signal Transduction 2

PHPS 730

Sample Collection, Documentation and Preservation 1

PHPS 731

Toxicants and Toxicity 3

PHPS 732

Toxic Plant Natural Products and Their Therapeutic Potential 2

PHPS 733

Advanced Aerosol Physics in Medicine: Inhaled Drug Therapy 1

PHPS 734

Biotechnology Laboratory 2

PHPS 735

Cell Cycle Progression and Apoptosis 2

PHPS 751

Biochemistry I - Biomolecules 3

PHPS 752

Biochemistry II - Metabolism 3

PHPS 755

Advanced Pharmaceutics I 3

PHPS 756

Advanced Pharmaceutics II 3