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

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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

 

Medicinal Chemistry Emphasis

 

Pharmacognosy Emphasis

 

Pharmaceutics Emphasis

 

Pharmacology Emphasis

FIRST PROFESSIONAL YEAR (P-1), SPRING

COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS

PHPS 750

Overview of the Pharmaceutical Sciences II 2

PHPS 780

Research Seminar 1

PHPS 799V

Directed Studies (To Be Arranged) 4

 

Cancer Biology Emphasis

 

Medicinal Chemistry Emphasis

 

Pharmacognosy Emphasis

 

Pharmaceutics Emphasis

COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
  Electives (To make up a minimum of 5 credits)  

PHPS 756

Advanced Pharmaceutics II 3

 

Pharmacology Emphasis

COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
  Electives (To make up a minimum of 5 credits)  

PHPS 725

Pharmacology II 3

PHPS 729

Receptor Theory and Signal Transduction 2

 

 

SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR (P-2), FALL

 

 

SECOND PROFESSIONAL YEAR (P-2), SPRING

 

 

THIRD PROFESSIONAL YEAR (P-3), FALL

COURSE NUMBER TITLE CREDITS
  Electives (To make up a minimum of 5 credits)  

PHPS 799V

Directed Studies (To Be Arranged) 7

 

 

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 3
PHPS 725 Pharmacology II 3
PHPS 726 Pharmacology III 3
PHPS 727 Pharmacology IV 3
PHPS 728 Phytochemistry of Terrestrial Plants 3
PHPS 729 Receptor Theory and Signal Transduction 3
PHPS 730 Sample Collection, Documentation and Preservation 2
PHPS 731 Toxicants and Toxicity 2
PHPS 732 Toxic Plant Natural Products and Their Therapeutic Potential 1
PHPS 733 Advanced Aerosol Physics in Medicine: Inhaled Drug Therapy 2
PHPS 734 Biotechnology Laboratory 1
PHPS 735 Cell Cycle Progression and Apoptosis 2
PHPS 751 Biochemistry I – Biomolecules 2
PHPS 752 Biochemistry II – Metabolism 3
PHPS 755 Advanced Pharmaceutics I 3
PHPS 756 Advanced Pharmaceutics II 3

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