Electives

Graduate students in Pharmaceutical Sciences will choose a core area to specialize in: Drug Action, Drug Delivery, or Drug Discovery. Beyond the required courses, each student is expected to attain a depth of knowledge in their area of expertise. Students are expected to work with their thesis committee to identify elective courses to provide this desired depth. Follow the links below to view recommended elective courses for each core area of emphasis.

Please refer to the Online Graduate School Catalog for course descriptions – (using “Pharmaceutical Sciences” as a search term).

Drug Action Electives

The following elective courses have been compiled via input of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Action faculty.

Course Title Course Number Cr Semester Offered
Advanced or Special Topics in Cancer Research Oncology 700-675 1-3 Fall/
Spring/
Summer
Carcinogenesis & Tumor Cell Biology Oncology 700-703 3 Fall
Introduction to Biostatistics Statistics 932-541 3 Fall
Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Mass Spectrometry in Health Sciences: Fundamentals & Applications Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-493
(meets with Chem 622)
2 Fall
(odd years)
Toxicology I Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-625 3 Fall
Toxicology II Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-626 3 Spring
Eurkaryotic Molecular Biology Biochemistry 200-620 2 Spring
Exploring Biochemical Function of Macromolecules Biomolecular Chemistry 758-710 2 Spring
Exploring Cellular Function of Macromolecules Biomolecular Chemistry 758-711 2 Fall
Pathology Cellular & Molecular Biology 750 3 Spring
Systems Neuroscience Neuroscience 611 4 Spring
Special Topics in Pharmacology: Cell Signaling & Human Disease Pharmacology 724-875 1-3 Spring
Introduction to Statistical Methods Statistics 932-301 3 Fall/
Spring/
Summer
Neurobiology I Zoology 970-523 3 Fall
Neurobiology II: An Introduction to the Brain and Behavior Zoology 970-524 3 Spring

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Drug Delivery Electives

The following elective courses have been compiled via input of the by the Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Delivery faculty.

Course Title Course Number Cr Semester Offered
Biological Interactions with Materials Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-430 3 Spring
Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Mass Spectrometry in Health Sciences Fundamentals & Applications Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-493
(meets with Chem 622)
2 Fall
(odd years)
Molecular Recognition Pharmaceutical Sciences718-766 2-3 Next offered Spring ’12
Molecular Solids Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-773 2 Spring
(even years)
Interfacial & Colloidal Phenomena Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-774 3 varies
Polymeric Drug Delivery Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-775 2 alt Spring (odd years)
Chemical Engineering Materials Chemical & Biological Engineering 220-440 3 Fall/
Spring
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (Intro. to Colloid Science) Chemical & Biological Engineering 220-562 1-3
Polymeric Materials Chemistry 224-421 3 Spring
Instrumental Analysis Chemistry 224-621 3-4 Fall
Topics in Chemical Instrumentation: Introduction to Mass Spectrometry Chemistry 224-638 1 Spring
Intermediate Chemical Thermodynamics Chemistry 224-661 3 Spring
Introduction to Macromolecular Chemistry Chemistry 224-664 2-3 Spring
Introduction to Materials Science Materials Science & Engineering 636-350 3 Fall/
Spring/
Summer
Materials Science: Transformation of Solids Materials Science & Engineering 636-352 3 Spring
Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction Materials Science & Engineering 636-448 3 Fall
Systems Neuroscience Neuroscience 611 4 Spring
Special Topics in Cancer Research: Protein and Genetic Engineering Oncology 700-675 1-3
Microscopy of Life Physics 754-619 3 alt Spring (odd years)

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Drug Discovery Electives

The following elective courses have been compiled via input of the by the Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Discovery faculty.

Course Title Course Number Cr Semester Offered
Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences:  NMR Spectroscopy for the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-491 2 Fall
(even years)
Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Mass Spectrometry in Health Sciences: Fundamentals & Applications Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-493(meets with Chemistry 622) 2 Fall
(odd years)
Medicinal Chemistry I Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-531 2 Spring
Medicinal Chemistry II Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-532 2 Fall
Molecular Recognition Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-766 2-3 Next offered Spring ’12
Advanced Microbial Genetics Bacteriology 192-607 3 Fall
Industrial Microbiology/Biotechnology Bacteriology 192-632 2 Spring
Microbial Diversity and Physiology Bacteriology 192-725 3 Fall
Microbial Symbiosis Bacteriology 192-710 3 Spring
Protein and Enzyme Structure and Function Biochemistry 200-601 2 Fall
Prokaryotic Molecular Biology Biochemistry 200-612 3 Fall
Mechanisms of Enzyme Action Biochemistry 200-624 2 Fall
Coenzymes and Cofactors in Enzymology Biochemistry 200-625 2 Spring
Cellular Signal Transduction Mechanisms Biochemistry 200-630 3 Fall
Biochemical Techniques Biochemistry 200-660 2 Fall
Advanced Biochemistry Seminars Biochemistry 200- (900 to 945) 1 varies
Biochemical Function of Macromolecules Biomolecular Chemistry 758-710 2 Spring
Design of Biological Molecules CBE 220-783 3
Spectrochemical Measurements Chemistry 224-605 3 Fall
Laboratory Safety Chemistry 224-607 1 Spring
Instrumental Analysis Chemistry 224-621 3-4 Fall
Chemical Instrumentation: Design & Control Applications Chemistry 224-628 3
Topics in Chemical Instrumentation: Introduction to NMR Chemistry 224-636 2
Advanced Organic Chemistry Chemistry 224-641 3 Fall
Introduction to Quantum Chemistry Chemistry 224-675 3 Spring
Advanced Organic Chemistry Chemistry 224-841 3
Advanced Topics in Quantum Chemistry Chemistry 224-875 2-3
Seminar: Teaching of Chemistry Chemistry 224-940

 

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Seminar: Organic Chemistry Chemistry 224-940 0
Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis Medical Microbiology & Immunology 620-740 3
Introduction to Statistical Methods Statistics 932-301 3 Fall/Spring/Summer
Neurobiology I Zoology 970-523 3 Fall
Neurobiology II: An Introduction to the Brain and Behavior Zoology 970-524 3 Spring

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Additional PSD Course Offerings

The following courses are taught as part of the the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program but may be of interest to Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate students.

Course Title Course Number Cr Semester Offered
Pharmacology I Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-521 3 Fall
Pharmacology II Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-522 3 Spring
Medicinal Chemistry I Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-531 2 Spring
Medicinal Chemistry II Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-532 2 Fall
Drug Delivery Systems Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-540 4 Fall
Pharmacology III Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-623 2 Fall
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Pharmacogenomics Pharmaceutical Sciences 718-645 2 Fall

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