The Master of Science in Pharmacology program embodies the principles and mechanisms of drug action on biological systems.
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Graduate education in pharmacology embodies the principles and mechanisms of drug action on biological systems. Through course work, seminars, and conferences, students gain exposure to both classical and recent approaches that have led to the development of current theories of drug action. Pharmacology should not be confused with pharmacy, which is a professional degree allowing a licensed individual to dispense drugs.
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Pharmacology 1 (PMCL 6260) and Receptor Pharmacology (PMCL 6262) are only offered in even-numbered years in spring semester (example: Spring 2020).
Pharmacology 2 (PMCL 6261) is only offered in odd-numbered years in spring semester (example: Spring 2021). Pharmacology 1 does not have to be taken before Pharmacology 2.
Students who opt to complete 4-credit Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory (PHSC 7010) in the core requirements may complete the degree with 11 elective credits; all other students must complete 13 elective credits.
Thesis Continuation (PHSC 6996) can be taken if additional time is needed to complete the thesis.
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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