MSPS Curriculum

Each semester is divided into two 7-week blocks with one week with no class between them.

Year 1: 19.5 credit hours

Year 1

All students take the same Core/required courses

Fall 1- Block 1

4.5 credits

PSCI 510 – Professional Pharmaceutical Development 1 (0.5 credits)

PSCI 511 – Foundations of Pharmacology and Cell Biology (1.5 credits)

PSCI 512 – Protein Properties and HPLC (1.5 credits)

PSCI 513 – Foundational Analytical Lab Skills (1 credit)

Fall 1 – Block 2

5 credits

PSCI 510 – Professional Pharmaceutical Development 1 (continued)

PSCI 521 – Cell Biology and Bioreactors (1.5 credits)

PSCI 522 – Method Development and Validation (1.5 credits)

PSCI 523 – Production and Purification of Biologics Lab Skills (1 credit)

PSCI 524 – Method Development and Validation Lab Skills (1 credit)

Spring 1- Block 3

5 credits

PSCI 530 – Professional Pharmaceutical Development 2 (1 credit)

PSCI 531 – Intermediate Pharmacology (1.5 credits)

PSCI 532 – Foundations of Pharmaceutics (1.5 credits)

PSCI 533 – In Vivo Lab Skills (1 credit)

Spring 1 – Block 4

5 credits

PSCI 530 – Professional Pharmaceutical Development 2 (continued)

PSCI 541 – Intermediate Biotechnology (1.5 credits)

PSCI 542 – Intermediate Pharmaceutics (1.5 credits)

PSCI 543 – Protein Lab Skills (1 credit)

PSCI 544 – Drug Formulation Lab Skills (1 credit)

 

Year 2: 15.5 credit hours; 3.5 credits required, 4 credits for Co-op or Research Project, 8 credits of electives

Students must choose either 1) a Co-op in the pharmaceutical Industry (which starts in the summer and goes through the 1st block of the fall semester), or 2) have no summer courses and do a lab-based research project with a Campbell faculty member.  Students may also opt to do both a Co-op in the summer and research project in the year 2 in which case, the research project would satisfy 4 of the 8 credits of electives.  Note that the number of credits in each block varies by pathway and the number of elective credits in each block is approximate.  However, in order to maintain full-time student status, students must enroll in a minimum of 7 credits every semester, except their final semester in the program, when 3.5 credits of courses is considered full-time.

Year 2

Co-op pathway

Research Project pathway

Summer

PSCI 611 – Co-op
(4 credits)

 

Fall 2 – Block 5

PSCI 611 – Co-op (continued)

PSCI 690 – Research Proposal
(1.5 credits)

CLNR 515 – New Product Devel.
(2 credits)

CLNR 515 – New Product Devel.
(2 credits)

Fall 2 – Block 6

Focused-topic Electives
(3 credits)

Focused-topic Electives
(4 credits)

Spring 2 – Block 7

PSCI 690 – Research Proposal
(1.5 credits)

PSCI 695: Research Project
(4 credits)

Focused-topic Electives
(2 credits)

Focused-topic Electives
(2 credits)

Spring 2 – Block 8

Focused-topic Electives
(3 credits)

Research Project (continued)

 

Focused-topic Electives
(2 credits)