Room 101 Sponsored by: College of Pharmacy
Contact: Michael Bartlett Professor & Interim Department Head
An open house for all students interested in this new degree program, the Bachelor of Science in the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Applications are being accepted now for classes starting in Fall 2013.The new program is among only 18 such programs in the country and only the second in the Southeast.
The pharmaceutical sciences represent the collective basic sciences that underlie the field of pharmacy and are rooted in the discovery and development of therapeutics. The program will blend the fundamentals of basic sciences with the increasing complexity of the interactions of therapeutic agents with living systems, he added.The program’s four-year curriculum begins with a strong foundation in mathematics and the basic sciences of chemistry, biology and physics through the university’s existing undergraduate offerings. Advanced course work in pharmaceutical sciences will include aspects of drug design, mechanisms of action, drug targeting and delivery, pharmacology, toxicology, drug development, manufacturing, quality assurance and regulatory compliance.Laboratory work will be dedicated to pharmaceutical manufacturing and to basic biological testing and quality assurance/quality control testing of pharmaceutical products. Finally undergraduate research to enhance students’ laboratory research skills will complete the degree requirements.News release: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/open-house-scheduled-for-new-pharmaceutical-sciences-program-021113/