Our curriculum is designed to provide an understanding of the human body, diseases, drug therapies, biomedical career paths, and biomedical research. Here are some of the key skills and knowledge that you can expect to gain from the program:
Mastery of Fundamental Biological & Chemical Concepts
A strong foundation in basic biological and chemical concepts will enable you to understand the workings of the human body at the molecular and cellular level. You will be able to integrate these concepts to address complex topics in the biomedical sciences.
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Our program emphasizes critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills. You will learn how to analyze and solve problems in human biomedical sciences using scientific methods and approaches.
Effective Communication Skills
Communication is crucial not only in patient care, but also professional conferences and for public health. Our program will teach you how to effectively communicate biomedical problems, findings, and solutions to professional audiences as well as the public-at-large in writing and in oral discussion.
Utilization of Scientific Literature
You will learn how to effectively use scientific literature to identify knowledge gaps and analyze contemporary social and cultural issues relevant to human medicine.
Practical Application of Knowledge
Our program will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of a variety of approaches used in basic and clinical sciences. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to propose ways to address biomedical problems.
Ethics and Professionalism
We place a strong emphasis on ethics in research practices and in the application of health policy. You will develop the ability to make informed and ethical decisions in issues affecting human health.
Sample 2-Year Course List
- Pharmacology: the science of drug action
- Pathways: careers in biomedicine
- Ethics: conduct and career development
- Genomics: frontier of human genetics
- Medical Microbiology: bugs and drugs
- Toxicology: assessing drug side effects
- Health Care Systems: tackling human health
- Pharmaceutics: delivering treatment
- Scientific Communication: writing and speaking
3+4 Accelerated PharmD Program
If you would like to earn both a BSPMS and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree, this add-on program is for you. During the final year of the BSPMS, students within the 3+4 program will be able to begin first-year PharmD coursework. This allows students the ability to complete their BSPMS and begin their PharmD without a pause in-between. The 3+4 program takes an 8-year commitment and reduces it to 7 years, giving students the ability to fast-track into the pharmaceutical workforce.
- Interest in joining the 3+4 program must be indicated on initial application to the BSPMS and be confirmed by the start of fall semester in junior year.
- All students in the 3+4 program must apply to the PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) program by the end of junior year (spring semester).
- Being in the 3+4 program does not guarantee admission to the PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) program.