Pharmaceutical Studies

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Pharmaceutical Studies

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) in Pharmaceutical Studies offers students appropriate preparation for entry into careers and/or graduate study in areas such as pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing, marketing, insurance, regulatory affairs and sales. In is intended as a program that has wide applicability in pharmaceutical-related fields that do not require licensure as a pharmacist.

The B.P.S. in Pharmaceutical Studies is not intended for students wishing to become pharmacists and does not lead to license eligibility in the pharmacy profession. Students interested in becoming pharmacists should consider the LIU Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. LIU Pharmacy PharmD students, however, are eligible to apply to be awarded the B.P.S. in Pharmaceutical Studies en route toward the PharmD.

The program consists of a total of 127 credits including 68 credits in liberal arts and sciences and 52 credits in the major. Progression into the final two years of study is highly competitive. Refer to the plan of study below for exact course requirements and sequence of study.



Degree Requirements

First Year

FALL

General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 3) 

4 credits

General Biology (BIO 1)

4

English Composition (ENG 16*)

3

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 3)

3

First Year Seminar (FYS 1)

1

Total Credits  

15

SPRING

General and Inorganic Chemistry (CHM 4)

4

General Biology (BIO 2)  

4

Idea of the Human (Core Seminar) (COS 50)   

3

Economics 1 or 2 (ECO 1 or 2)

3

Calculus I (MTH 40**)   

4

Total Credits

18


* Students are admitted into English 16 by placement examination or exemption from English 13, 14.

** Mathematics placement examinations are required to determine prerequisites, if any.

Second Year

FALL

Organic Chemistry (CHM 121)

4

Physics for Pharmacy (PHY 27)   

4

English Literature (ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64***)

3

Philosophy or History (PHI 61 or HIS 1****)

3

Physiology/Anatomy I (BIO 137) (lecture and lab) 

4

Total Credits

18

SPRING

Organic Chemistry (CHM 122)

4

Physiology/Anatomy II (BIO 138) (lecture and lab)  

4

English Literature (ENG 61, 62, 63 or 64***) 

3

Philosophy or History (PHI 62 or HIS 2****) 

3

Microbiology (BIO 101) 

4

Total Credits

18

*** All BPS in Pharmaceutical Studies students must successfully complete two courses from the English 61, 62, 63, 64 sequence.

****All BPS in Pharmaceutical Studies students must successfully complete both Philosophy 61 and 62 or History 1 and 2. Students may not select one course from the Philosophy sequence and one course from the History Sequence. LIU Pharmacy strongly encourages Pharmacy students to complete the Philosophy 61 and 62 sequence.

Third Year

FALL

 

Pathophysiology/immunology (PHM 310) 

3 credits

Pharmaceutics I (Pharmaceutical calculations) (PHM 311) 

2

Pharmaceutics II (Basic theories in pharmaceutics) (PHM  312) 

2

Biochemistry (PHM 313)

3

Pharmacy Profession and the Health Care System (PHM 314)

3

Pharmacy and Society (PHM 315)

2

Total  

15 credits

SPRING

 

Molecular Biology (PHM 320) 

2 credits

Principles of Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry/Toxicology (PHM 321)   

2.5

Pharmaceutics III (Biopharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics) (PHM 323)  

3

Biostatistics (PHM 324) 

2

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice (PHM 325)

3

Principles of Physical Assessment and Medication Administration (PHM 326)  

2

Total  

14.5 credits


Fourth Year

FALL

 

Human Genetics (PHM 410)   

2 credits

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence I (PHM 411) 

3

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence II (PHM 412)

3

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence III (PHM 413) 

2.5

Drug Information and Literature Evaluation (PHM 414)  

3

Elective

3

Total 

16.5 credits

SPRING

 

Principles of Health Behavior and Patient-provider Communication(PHM 420) 

3 credits

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence IV (PHM 424)     

2.5

Modular Organ Systems Therapeutics Sequence V (PHM 425)     

3.5

Professional Elective  

3

Total   

12 credits

CONTACT

LIU Pharmacy
John M. Pezzuto, A.B., Ph.D.
Dean