Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutics Option (Non-Thesis)
A. Program Administration
Admission to the program will be accompanied by assignment to a specific Pharmaceutics faculty member, who will serve as the research mentor for the student. Thus, admission to the program will be offered only upon approval of that faculty member. Upon acceptance of admission, the student will work with the faculty member to formulate an advisory committee. This advisory committee will consist of no fewer than three members and a majority of members must come from the Department of Drug Discovery and Development. This committee will assist the faculty mentor in the selection of coursework and in oversight of the student’s research activity. In particular, the committee will assist the faculty member in evaluating the student’s performance in the non-thesis research course (DRDD 7980). Because of the demands of this program, students will not be permitted to engage in outside employment while enrolled in the program.
B. Program Curriculum
1. Curricular Overview
The required courses of this curriculum are aligned with the three core competencies of the graduate program: Scientific Communications, Data Analyses and Interpretation, and Experimental Design. The Scientific Communications requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7950 (1 credit per semester). The Data Analyses and Interpretation requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7030 (3 credits). The Experimental Design requirement (3 credits) is to be fulfilled by DRDD 7980 (1-3 credits per semester).
Additional required courses for this option are listed below. DRDD 7950 (1 credit per semester) is required for each Fall and Spring semester enrolled in the program. Four credits of DRDD 7980 (1-3 credits per semester) are required for graduation; furthermore, DRDD 7980 is required for each semester enrolled in the program.
DRDD 7090 Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences I 4 hrs
DRDD 7100 Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences II 4 hrs
DRDD 7010 Pharmacokinetics 4 hrs
DRDD 7030 Drug Products and Biopharmaceutics 4 hrs
DRDD 7930 Directed Studies 2 hrs
DRDD 7950 Seminar (may be repeated multiple times for credit) 1 hr
DRDD 7980 Non-Thesis Research (total of 4 CR required) 1-6 hrs
In addition to the specific core and option course requirements listed above, students must complete committee approved graduate electives (6000-8999) to reach the 30 hour degree requirement.
Students must take DRDD 7950 each fall and spring semester. A total of at least 3 credit hours is required.
Students must take 1-3 hours of DRDD 7980 each semester. A total of at least 3 credit hours is required.
At least 7 credit hours of restricted electives are required from the following list: DRDD 6800, DRDD 7020, DRDD 7021, DRDD 7050, DRDD 7060, DRDD 7110, DRDD 7260, DRDD 7270, DRDD 7360, DRDD 7930, DRDD 7960.