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Pharmacology and Toxicology Major - Curriculum & Duration

The focus of the pharmacology and toxicology program is on the scientific theory of and research practices in the biomedical sciences. You’ll gain valuable experience in laboratory techniques, research conduct and analysis.

The following is a typical curriculum for pharmacology and toxicology students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2018; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Writing and Rhetoric I, II
General Biology I, II
General Biology Lab I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, General Calculus
Pharmacology/Toxicology Orientation I
Physical Education I, II
General Education Social Science Discipline Requirement

Second Year

Human Structure and Function I, II or Anatomy and Physiology I, II
Human Structure and Function Lab I, II or Virtual Physiology Lab I, II
Introduction to Communication
Introductory Physics I, II
Pharmacology/Toxicology Orientation II
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements

Third Year

Microbial Science with Lab or Principles and Applications of Immunology
Techniques in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I
Pharmaceutics Laboratory
Introduction to Toxicology
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar I
Biomethods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Scientific Writing
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement

Fourth Year

Advanced Toxicology
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology
Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics I
Pharmaceutics Laboratory
Special Topics in Pharmacology
Special Topics in Toxicology
General Education Social Sciences Discipline Requirement
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement
Free Electives


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