BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics Major
Pharmaceutics is the science of preparing and dispensing drugs. Pharmaceutics is a multidisciplinary applied science which studies the physical and chemical attributes of drugs. It places a strong emphasis on the design and evaluation of drug delivery systems and dosage forms and also on the understanding and control of the factors influencing clinical response to drug therapy. Specialists in pharmaceutics aid in developing, manufacturing, and evaluating products such as tablets, capsules, ointments, and liquids for medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic use.
What can I do with a major in Pharmaceutics?
The breadth and depth of the program prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can work as drug analysts, manufacturing/production technologists, quality control inspectors, technical writers, and research associates in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, hospitals, and university settings. Graduates can also move on to graduate studies in the field, medical school, or other professional school.
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Private and Non-profit Organizations
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply pharmaceutical and analytical techniques to perform and/or evaluate an independent research project
- Assess the physico-chemical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to justify its formulation into a dosage form
- Utilize concepts of drug delivery to rationalize modified release dosage forms and transdermal drug delivery systems
- Predict chemical, biochemical, and pharmaceutical properties applicable to dosage forms using quantitative methods
- Explain the scientific basis related to quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques applied in Pharmaceutics
- Predict pharmacokinetic profiles of dosage forms and dosing regimen.
PHAR Professional Division Curriculum
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 Year in Fall 2014
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2013
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2012 (page 3)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2011 (page 3)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2010 (page 3)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in Fall 2009 (page 4)
- Curriculum for students entering the P1 year before Fall 2009
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