B.S. in Pharmaceutical Product Development

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I 13
or MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Medical Ethics 2
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Principles of Economics (Micro)
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Although these courses may be used to fulfill distributed disciplinary requirements, they are required courses in the degree program.
Chemistry Requirements 3
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
CHE 476Biochemistry I3
CRL 103General Chemistry I Lab1
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
CRL 231Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CRL 232Organic Chemistry II Lab2
Biology Requirements 3
BIO 110General Biology I 44
BIO 210Genetics3
BIO 210LGenetics Lab1
BIO 211Cell Biology4
BIO 214General Microbiology4
BIO 333Molecular Biology Techniques2
BIO 367Physiology of Drug Interactions3
Major Courses 3
PPD 481Drug Design I3
PPD 482Drug Design II3
Related/Cognate Requirements 3
ENG 371Technical Writing3
or ENG 375 Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
MAT 145Calculus for the Life Sciences3
or MAT 143 Brief Calculus
or MAT 161 Calculus I
PHY 130General Physics I 44
PHY 140General Physics II4
SPK 230Business and Professional Speech Communication 43
Additional Requirements 3
BIO 469Human Physiology4
STA 311Intro Statistical Computing and Data Management3
PPD 484Pharmaceutical Internship I1
Major Electives 3
Courses are to be chosen from the following list in consultation with an advisor.6
General Zoology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Biostatistical Applications
Pathogenic Microbiology
Microbial Genetics
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
Applied and Industrial Microbiology
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Animal Histology
Molecular Genetics
Human Genetics
Introduction to Gene Expression Methodology
Microbial Physiology
Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
Legal Environment of Business
Analytical Chemistry I
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Forensic Chemistry I
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Biochemistry II
Chemical Toxicology
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry I Lab
Physical Chemistry I Lab
Analytical Chemistry II Lab
Polymer Chemistry Lab
Biochemistry I Lab
Biochemistry II Lab
Principles of Economics (Macro)
The Economics of Health Care
Calculus II
Calculus III
Introduction to Statistics II
Applied Statistics
Mathematical Statistics I
Mathematical Statistics II
Principles of Marketing
Pharmaceutical Internship II
Special Topics in Drug Development
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Capstone Requirement 3
PPD 483Drug Design III 53
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Required course, will fulfill the basic skills mathematics requirement


Required, will fulfill the interdisciplinary requirement


A grade of C- or better is necessary in all required science and mathematics courses.


This course also satisfies the general education requirement.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I
or Introduction to Statistics and Probability
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
BIO 210
and Genetics Lab
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Year Two
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
BIO 211 Cell Biology 4
BIO 333 Molecular Biology Techniques 2
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
PPD 481 Drug Design I 3
STA 311 Intro Statistical Computing and Data Management 3
Summer Session II
PPD 484 Pharmaceutical Internship I 1
Year Three
PPD 482 Drug Design II 3
BIO 469 Human Physiology 4
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
MAT 143
Brief Calculus
or Calculus for the Life Sciences
or Calculus I
CRL 232 Organic Chemistry II Lab 2
PPD 483 Drug Design III 3
BIO 367 Physiology of Drug Interactions 3
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
ENG 371
Technical Writing
or Strategies for Writing in the Workplace
Student Elective 3
Year Four
CHE 476 Biochemistry I 3
PHI 371 Medical Ethics 3
ECO 112 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3
PPD 490 Special Topics in Drug Development 1 0-1
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
SPK 230 Business and Professional Speech Communication 3
PPD XXXElective 3
PPD XXXElective 3
Diverse Communities Gen Ed 3
Free Elective 1 0-3
 Total Credits120-124

 This course is optional.