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Pharmacology Concentration Requirements

(31 credits total)

If you were admitted to the program prior to Fall Semester 2018, please refer to the archived pages for applicable program information:  Pharmacology Concentration Requirements Admission Pre-Fall Semester 2018

Required Courses (10 credits)

  • PHM 819 Principles of Drug-Tissue Interaction (2)
  • PHM 822 Academic & Research Integrity (1)
  • PHM 830 Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3)
  • PHM 850 Communications for Scientists (2) 
  • PHM 982 MS Capstone Literature Review (2)

Requirements for a Pharmacology Concentration include all required courses and elective science courses as designated below (minimum 7 credits of 800-level PHM courses and maximum 9 credits of 400-level courses).

Elective Science Courses for the Pharmacology concentration
(minimum of 8 credits)

  • PHM 430 Human Pharmacology (3)
  • PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction (3)
  • PHM 813 Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Toxicology (3)
  • PHM 829 Neuropharmacology (2)
  • PHM 834 Respiratory Pharmacology and Toxicology (2)
  • PHM 835 Biopharmaceuticals: Development to Manufacturing (3)
  • PHM 837 Autonomic Pharmacology (1)
  • HM 833* Intro to Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting and Public Health (3)

Other Elective Science courses

  • PHM 450 Introduction to Toxicology (3)
  • PHM 461 Tropical Medicine Pharmacology (2) 
  • PHM 483 Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (3)
  • PHM 817 Neurotoxicology (2)
  • PHM 828 Concepts in Carcinogenesis (2)
  • PHM 831 Endocrine/Reproduction Pharmacology and Toxicology (2)
  • PHM 833 Gastrointestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology (2)
  • PHM 840 Safety Pharmacology (2)
  • PHM 841 Cellular and Molecular Toxicology (3)
  • BLD 830* Concepts in Molecular Biology (2)
  • HM 803* Epidemiology and Public Health (3)
  • HM 806* Environment Factors of Health (3)
  • VM 812* Food Safety Toxicology (3)

Professional Elective courses (no more than 5 credits)

  • PHM 851 Intellectual Property & Patent Law (2)
  • PHM 854 Leadership & Team-Building for Scientists (2)
  • PHM 855 Business of Biomedical Research Organizations (2)
  • PHM 857 Intro to Project Management (2)
  • PHM 858 The Drug Development Process (3)
  • BLD 842* Managing Biomedical Lab Operations (2)

* Courses offered by Departments other than Pharmacology and Toxicology.