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 2017; 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 Physiology Lab I, II
Introduction to Communication
Introductory Physics I, II or Physics I, II
Pharmacology/Toxicology Orientation II
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirement
General Education Social Science Discipline Requirement

Third Year

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

Fourth Year

Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Toxicology I and II
Principles of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar II
General Education Humanities Discipline Requirement
Free Electives


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