Pharmaceutical Sciences, BS

The School of Pharmacy offers a four-year degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS). The program is designed to prepare students for careers in entry-level positions in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, biotechnology, drug discovery, and development industries or to prepare graduates for admission into advanced degree programs (e.g., MS, PhD). The BSPS does not qualify or prepare graduates to apply for licensure for the practice of pharmacy. This program will be open primarily to students already enrolled at Northeastern University who choose a future career that is grounded in the pharmaceutical sciences. Courses for the BSPS curriculum parallel the PharmD curriculum so credits are readily transferable. The BSPS degree requires a minimum of four years of study and provides for at least one co-op period. The total number of semester hours (133–143) meets the university minimum of 128 semester hours for a BS degree.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with open electives.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Major Requirements

SEMESTER 1
PHMD 1000College: An Introduction1
SEMESTER 2
PHSC 2650Introduction to Health Science Research4
SEMESTER 3
PHSC 2301
and PHSC 2302
Human Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy Lab
4
SEMESTER 4
PHMD 1201
and PHMD 1202
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
and Lab for PHMD 1201
3
PHSC 2303
and PHSC 2304
Human Physiology 2
and Human Physiology Lab
4
SEMESTER 5
PHSC 2320Biochemistry4
PHSC 4501Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry 15
PHSC 3411Pharmaceutics 14
PHMD 2350Healthcare Systems3
SEMESTER 6
PHSC 6212Research Skills and Ethics1
PHSC 4502Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry 25
PHSC 3419Pharmaceutics Laboratory1
PHSC 3412Pharmaceutics 24
SEMESTER 7
Toxicology Requirement3
Complete at least 3 semester hours in the area of toxicology taken after successful completion of PHSC 4502. Contact your advisor for course options.
SEMESTER 8
PHSC 3430Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics3
PHSC 2330Immunology3
PHSC 4850Capstone for BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences4

Supporting Courses

SEMESTER 1
BIOL 1111
and BIOL 1112
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
5
CHEM 1211
and CHEM 1212
and CHEM 1213
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
5
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
SEMESTER 2
BIOL 1113
and BIOL 1114
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
5
CHEM 1214
and CHEM 1215
and CHEM 1216
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5
MATH 1241Calculus 14
SEMESTER 3
PHYS 1149
and PHYS 1150
Physics for Pharmacy
and Lab for PHYS 1149
5
CHEM 2311
and CHEM 2312
and CHEM 2319
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
5
SEMESTER 4
CHEM 2313
and CHEM 2314
and CHEM 2320
Organic Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 2313
and Recitation for CHEM 2313
5
SEMESTER 7
Complete one of the following:4
Statistics and Software
Introduction to Multisample Statistics
Statistics
Healthcare Research
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

Writing Requirement

SEMESTER 1
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing (a grade of C or higher required)4
SEMESTER 4
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions4

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required