College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Academic Programs

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Pre-pharmacy 

The pre-pharmacy program is required for students who want to enter the five majors of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program at The University of Toledo. Courses in the pre-pharmacy program are called pre-professional courses.

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences curricula can be found in the College Catalog

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) degree is a four-year baccalaureate program. The pharmaceutical sciences represent the collective basic sciences that underlie pharmacy. This degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers related to the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical science and research, pharmaceutical administration and sales, the biomedical industry, forensic science, as well as health care administration. It also prepares students to enter medical school, law school, or graduate studies. There are five majors under the B.S.P.S. degree program: 

Pre-Med, Pharmaceutical Sciences

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an excellent choice for Pre-Med education. Majoring in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry or in Pharmacology/Toxicology will place you ahead of the curve in medical school and will make your medical school application unique. Learn more

B.S./M.S. IN PHARMACOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY

The B.S./M.S. in Pharmacology/Toxicology is an additional degree option that allows students to obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five calendar years. Students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program choose a faculty mentor as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the M.S. thesis research with the same mentor.

B.S./M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry

B.S./M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry is an additional degree option that allows students to obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five calendar years. Students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program choose a faculty mentor as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the M.S. thesis research with the same mentor.


B.S.P.S. Scholars

The B.S.P.S. Scholars program recognizes highly qualified direct from high school students who intend to study pharmaceutical/medical sciences and pursue graduate school or medical professions (physician, veterinarian, dentistry). B.S.P.S. Scholars participate in undergraduate research training over the summer following their freshman year (stipend provided for living expenses). Scholars are offered unique experiences to introduce them to the pharmaceutical sciences and learn leadership skills by developing relationships with industry professionals.

 

 

 


Professional Programs

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculum

The six-year, entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares and qualifies graduates for state board licensure to practice pharmacy. The Pharm.D. program includes professional practice development coursework and specialized experimental rotations to prepare students for practice. Opportunities to work directly with faculty on research projects also are available.

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Dual-Degree Options

Pharm.D./M.B.A.

Students who want a career in pharmacy management, want to operate their own community pharmacy, or plan to pursue residency training can benefit from this dual degree in business. With terminal degrees in both business and pharmacy, graduates are very competitive in the job market and will increase their opportunities for advancement within the retail and community pharmacy settings. This dual-degree can be completed in six calendar years. 

PharmD/MBA Plan of Study

Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry

This dual-degree program is for students who are interested in research and science as well as the practice of pharmacy. Graduates are well suited for careers in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry, guiding the process of creating treatments. After completing the Pharm.D. degree, students pursue the research training for the Ph.D. In total, they spend nearly nine years at The University of Toledo.

PHARM.D./ PH.D. IN Experimental Therapeutics PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted to both programs separately may pursue both degrees concomitantly.

Program Requirements

Although the requirements for both programs will be met, there is some overlap and flexibility, allowing a student to complete graduate-level requirements for both degrees in four to four and a half years. In general terms, students will follow the sequence for the Pharm.D. curriculum during the first four semesters, taking one graduate-level experimental therapeutics course each semester. In the fifth semester, students will take the required Pharm.D. clerkships, plus the two- hour seminar, with at least one clerkship rotation involving a research experience. The advisor can approve 6000-level and above Pharm.D. courses as Ph.D. electives. Beginning with sixth semester (summer following the second year in the program), students will start to complete the remaining requirements for the Ph.D. in Experimental Therapeutics.

BSPS –M.S. Law with regulatory compliance

(available with Pharmacology and TOXicology, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, and Cosmetic science and formulation)

Admission Requirements

Students who are admitted to both programs separately may pursue both degrees concomitantly.

Program Requirements

This is a 4+1 combined degree program between the BSPS and the MS in Law. Students accepted into this program will carry out the requirements for their BSPS degree, take their internship in the summer between Junior and Senior years, and be eligible to take up to 9 credit hours of graduate level courses in the MS in Law program where the student can concentrate on regulatory compliance of chemicals, drug and health products. Application is made in the summer between Junior and Senior years, to be eligible to take graduate courses in the senior year. The rest of the masters is taken in the year following graduation with the BSPS and fulfills the requirements of the Master’s in Law program (30 total credits, etc.).

 

Pharm.D./M.S. in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences

This M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in Health Outcomes and Socioeconomic Sciences allows students to focus on patient and population healthcare outcomes, research, economic outcomes of drug and disease management, and the social and behavioral influences of patient and healthcare provider actions. Pharm.D. students who complete this master's program go on to complete residencies or work in many areas of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, including contract research organizations, managed care insurance providers, state and national professional organizations, and regulatory affairs. 

Graduate programs

M.S. AND PH.D. IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

The focus of the Medicinal Chemistry educational program is on the theory and practice of drug design, with additional advanced-level instruction in the appropriate underlying scientific areas. One of the program’s strengths is the integration of training in both chemistry and advanced biology. Biological techniques are used to identify and characterize targets, while chemical approaches design the drugs or probes to affect the targets identified. This intermingling of chemistry and biological knowledge enhances job opportunities for our graduates.

M.S. IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offers graduate degrees in the pharmaceutical sciences with programs in pharmacology/toxicology, industrial pharmacy and health outcomes and socioeconomic sciences.

Ph.D. in experimental therapeutics

Experimental therapeutics is the integration of basic and applied sciences focused on the study of and development of new treatments for human disease. Research in experimental therapeutics seeks to understand human diseases from the molecular level to the whole organism in order to develop rational approaches for new pharmacological treatments. In addition, experimental therapeutics includes the development of new therapies through systematic investigation at increasing levels of complexity ranging from individual molecules and proteins, to cellular and tissue based assays and to the whole organism. The purpose of the program is to train students at the doctoral level who can translate discoveries in the laboratory to therapies in a clinical setting.

Post-Graduate Programs

Residency Programs

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has residency programs that provide outstanding residency opportunities and allow pharmacists to advance their careers. The college offers residency opportunities in hospital pharmacy, critical care, and community pharmacy.

Last Updated: 8/21/19