Undergraduate Program

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.)

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program will demonstrate:

  • A broad knowledge of pharmaceutical and related sciences;
  • An understanding of drug discovery, development, and commercialization;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • An ability to integrate and apply knowledge to solve problems; and
  • Ethical and socially responsible conduct.

Admission Information

Applicants to the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program must meet admission requirements to both the Pharm.D. program and the University of New Mexico. Pharm.D. applications are only accepted through the PharmCAS online application service. After admission to the Pharm.D. program, students can choose to apply for the undergraduate degree after their first year of pharmacy study.


Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Studies

Graduation Requirements

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is granted to students upon fulfillment of the following:

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of coursework of the prescribed curriculum.
  2. Completion of the University of New Mexico Core Curriculum.
  3. Completion of at least 42 credit hours of upper-division coursework. Such courses are numbered 300 or above.
  4. Compliance with the minimum residence requirements, as stated in the Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog.
  5. Maintenance of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00.

Program of Study

Credit
Hours

First Year Fall Semester
ENGL 110
(or ENGL 112;
or ENGL 113)
Accelerated Composition 
(or Composition II;
or Enhanced Composition)
3
Communication or Critical Thinking selective 3
UNM Core 3
UNM Core 3
UNM Core 3
Subtotal 15
Spring Semester
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 123L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
ECON 106 Introductory Microeconomics 3
ENGL 120 Composition III 3
MATH 180 Elements of Calculus I 3
UNM Core 3
Subtotal 16
First Year Total 31
Second Year Fall Semester
BIOL 201L Molecular and Cell Biology 4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 124L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
PHYC 151 General Physics 3
Communication or Critical Thinking selective 3
Subtotal 14
Spring Semester
BIOL 202L Genetics 4
CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 303L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
PHYC 152 General Physics 3
UNM Core 3
Subtotal 14
Second Year Total 28
Third Year Fall Semester
BIOL 237 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 3
BIOL 239 Microbiology for Health Sciences and Non-Majors 3
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 304L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Communication or Critical Thinking selective 3
UNM Core 3
Subtotal 16
Spring Semester
BIOL 238 Human Anatomy and Physiology II for the Health Sciences 3
STAT 145 Introduction to Statistics 3
Biochemistry course (select from): BIOC 423, 445; CHEM 421, 425. 3
Communication or Critical Thinking selective 3
UNM Core 3
Subtotal 15
Third Year Total 31
Fourth Year Fall Semester
PHRM 801 Applied Biochemistry 3
PHRM 802 Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics 3
PHRM 804 Public Health 2
PHRM 805 Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Immunology 3
PHRM 807 Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Communication 2
PHRM 809 Pharmacy and Health Care Delivery Systems 3
Subtotal 16
Spring Semester
PHRM 810 Fundamentals of Pharmacokinetics and Dosage Forms 3
PHRM 811 Introduction to Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry 4
PHRM 813 Aspects of Patient Care II 1
PHRM 815 Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics and Self Care 4
PHRM 817 Introduction to Law, Ethics and Social Issues in Pharmacy 2
Subtotal 14
Fourth Year Total 30
Degree Total 120


Students may add courses to semesters as necessary to total 15 credit hours or more for tuition purposes. 


Courses

PHRM 496. Topics in Pharmacy. (1 to a maximum of 3 Δ)



PHRM 497. Problems in Pharmacy. (1-5, no limit Δ)



PHRM 498. Problems in Pharmacy. (1-5, no limit Δ)



PHRM 507 / 707. Pharmacy and Health Care Delivery. (3)



PHRM 511 / 773. Nuclear Pharmacy Instrumentation. (3)



PHRM 512 / 774. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry. (1)



PHRM 513 / 775. Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety. (3)



PHRM 516 / 776. Radiopharmacology. (3)



PHRM 521. Radiopharmaceutics. (2)



PHRM 523. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. (1)



PHRM 528 / 728. Pharmacoepidemiology and Biomedical Literature Evaluation. (3)



PHRM 535. Supplementary Training in Pharmaceutical Sciences. (1)



PHRM 536 / 736. Introduction to Pharmacogenomics. (2)



PHRM 545. Pharmacoeconomics. (3)



PHRM 546. Healthcare Systems Review. (3)



PHRM 547. Research Design and Analysis. (3)



PHRM 548. Ethics Clinical Trials-Informed Consent. (2)



PHRM 549. Regulatory Issues in Clinical Trials. (2)



PHRM 551. Fundamentals of Clinical Trials. (3)



PHRM 560 / 760. Pharmacy Healthcare Management and Economics. (3)



PHRM 566 / 766. Public Health in Pharmacy. (2)



PHRM 576. Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. (3 [1])



PHRM 580. General Toxicology. (3 [2])



PHRM 591. Seminar in Administrative Pharmacy. (1, no limit Δ)



PHRM 592. Seminar in Radiopharmacy. (1, no limit Δ)



PHRM 593. Pharmaceutical Sciences and Toxicology Seminar. (1, no limit Δ)



PHRM 594. Topics in Environmental Disease. (1-3 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



PHRM 597. Research Problems in Pharmaceutical Sciences. (1-6, no limit Δ)



PHRM 598. Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences. (1-3 to a maximum of 4 Δ)



PHRM 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



PHRM 699. Dissertation. (1-9 to a maximum of 18 Δ)



PHRM 701. Pharmaceutics I. (3)



PHRM 702. Pharmaceutics II. (3)



PHRM 703L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab I. (3)



PHRM 704L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab II. (3)



PHRM 705. Pathophysiology. (4)



PHRM 706. Foundations of Drug Action. (3)



PHRM 707 / 507. Pharmacy and Health Care Delivery. (3)



PHRM 709. Introduction to Pharmacy Practice. (1)



PHRM 710. Mechanisms of Drug Action I. (5)



PHRM 713. Pharmaceutical Calculations. (1)



PHRM 715. Pathophysiology II. (4)



PHRM 717. Introductory Pharmacy Law. (1)



PHRM 718L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab III. (2)



PHRM 719. Self-Care Therapeutics. (2)



PHRM 720. Introduction to Nuclear Pharmacy. (2)



PHRM 721. Self-Care Therapeutics II. (1)



PHRM 726. Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics. (3)



PHRM 728 / 528. Pharmacoepidemiology and Biomedical Literature Evaluation. (3)



PHRM 731. Mechanisms of Drug Action II. (5)



PHRM 732. Mechanisms of Drug Action III. (5)



PHRM 733L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab IV. (2)



PHRM 735. Substance Abuse Elective. (2)



PHRM 736 / 536. Introduction to Pharmacogenomics. (2)



PHRM 737. Introductory Spanish in the Pharmacy. (1)



PHRM 738. Intermediate Spanish in the Pharmacy. (1)



PHRM 739. Pharmacotherapy I. (6)



PHRM 740. Self-Selected Supplementary Pharmacy Education. (1-2 to a maximum of 2 Δ)



PHRM 748. Research Project (Initial). (1)



PHRM 751. Pharmacotherapy II. (6)



PHRM 752. Pharmacotherapy III. (6)



PHRM 755. Seminar in Pharmacy. (1 to a maximum of 2 Δ)



PHRM 756. Safe Medication Practices. (2)



PHRM 758. Research Project. (1)



PHRM 759. Advanced Law and Ethics. (2)



PHRM 760 / 560. Pharmacy Healthcare Management and Economics. (3)



PHRM 761. Introduction to Managed Care Pharmacy Practice. (2)



PHRM 762L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab V. (2)



PHRM 764. Emerging Technologies in Pharmaceutical Care. (1)



PHRM 765L. Pharmaceutical Care Lab VI. (2)



PHRM 766 / 566. Public Health in Pharmacy. (2)



PHRM 769. Pharmacy Practice Experience. (0-4, may be repeated four times Δ)



PHRM 770. Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience. (2-4 to a maximum of 36 Δ)



PHRM 771. Introductory Community Pharmacy Practice Experience. (4)



PHRM 772. Introductory Institutional Pharmacy Practice Experience. (4)



PHRM 773 / 511. Nuclear Pharmacy Instrumentation. (3)



PHRM 774 / 512. Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry. (1)



PHRM 775 / 513. Radiation Biology and Radiation Safety. (3)



PHRM 776 / 516. Radiopharmacology. (3)



PHRM 781. Geriatric Medication Management - An Interprofessional Elective. (2)



PHRM 782. Clinical Toxicology. (2)



PHRM 784. Advanced Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy. (1)



PHRM 785. Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. (1)



PHRM 786. Geriatric Interprofessional Elective. (2)



PHRM 790. Physical Assessment for the Pharmacist. (2)



PHRM 798. Problems in Pharmacy. (1-5 to a maximum of 10 Δ)



PHRM 801. Applied Biochemistry. (3)



PHRM 802. Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics. (3)



PHRM 803. Aspects of Patient Care I. (3)



PHRM 804. Public Health. (2)



PHRM 805. Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Immunology. (3)



PHRM 807. Introduction to Pharmacy Practice and Communication. (2)



PHRM 809. Pharmacy and Health Care Delivery Systems. (3)



PHRM 810. Fundamentals of Pharmacokinetics and Dosage Forms. (3)



PHRM 811. Introduction to Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. (4)



PHRM 813. Aspects of Patient Care II. (1)



PHRM 815. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics and Self Care. (4)



PHRM 817. Introduction to Law, Ethics and Social Issues in Pharmacy. (2)



PHRM 819. Professional Development I. (1)



PHRM 820. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics I. (3)



PHRM 823. Aspects of Patient Care III. (2)



PHRM 824. Dosage Forms. (3)



PHRM 825. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics II. (2)



PHRM 828. Pharmacoepidemiology and Research Design. (2)



PHRM 829. Professional Development II. (1)



PHRM 830. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics III. (3)



PHRM 832. Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making. (2)



PHRM 833. Aspects of Patient Care IV. (2)



PHRM 835. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics IV. (3)



PHRM 836. Pharmacoeconomics. (2)



PHRM 837. Pharmacy Management and Operations. (3)



PHRM 839. Professional Development III. (1)



PHRM 840. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics V. (2)



PHRM 842. Safe Medications and Pharmacy Informatics. (3)



PHRM 843. Aspects of Patient Care V. (2)



PHRM 845. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics VI. (4)



PHRM 847. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics VII. (2)



PHRM 849. Professional Development IV. (1)



PHRM 850. Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics VIII. (3)



PHRM 851. Emerging Trends in Pharmacy. (1)



PHRM 853. Aspects of Patient Care VI. (2)



PHRM 854. Advanced Law and Ethics. (2)



PHRM 855. Clinical Capstone. (5)



PHRM 859. Professional Development V. (1)



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