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Pharmaceutical Sciences, BS


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About the Program

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) begins with a foundation of coursework in mathematics and the basic sciences (chemistry, biology, physics). This interdisciplinary program then progresses to advanced coursework in the pharmaceutical sciences, including aspects of drug design and synthesis, mechanisms of drug action, pharmacology and toxicology, dosage formulation, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance. The curriculum also includes elective credits for individual preparation and educational focus.

The BSPS program offers practical experience through internship programs in industry, government agencies, and on-campus research laboratories. Students are encouraged to spend at least one summer in an internship.

The faculty also encourages undergraduate students to engage in mentored laboratory research. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities are available in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, during the regular school year and during the summer months as interns. Career path opportunities with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences include entry-level technical positions in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry; graduate education in pharmaceutical, medical, and basic sciences; and post-baccalaureate professional education in pharmacy, medicine, law, and business. You should recognize that this is not a professional degree program. Completion of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree requirements does not qualify the student for state board examination to become a registered pharmacist.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Website

Pharmaceutical Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (60-61 credits)


Electives (14-15 credits)


Additional Requirements


Pharmacy Supplemental Information   - Includes Selective Lists: Special Interest; Leadership; and Professional Writing

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


16-17 Credits


Spring 1st Year


14 Credits


16 Credits


17 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


14-15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Pharmacy Leadership Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Pharmacy Special Interest Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

14 Credits


14 Credits


Notes


  • (^) Meets Pre-Doctor of Pharmacy Requirements
  • See pharmacy advisor to develop a personalized plan of study

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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