The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences delivers the foundational science portion of the College of Pharmacy curriculum in the first year and integrates it with clinical science in the second year. It has been widely accepted that a competent pharmacist must have a solid foundation in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences to develop strong clinical skills and judgment necessary to optimize patient care. Additionally, the department aspires to support translational research by active participation of and collaboration among its faculty members. The department aims to inspire and promote students’ interest in research, scholarship and life-long learning.The department comprises of faculty members with diverse academic backgrounds and expertise in various aspects of Pharmaceutical Sciences, including Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Drug Development, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Nutraceuticals, Pharmacogenomics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology, and Toxicology.
The Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences is home to a diverse group of educators and scholars from multiple disciplines. These disciplines include pharmacists and other health professionals, as well as other scientists, that are interested in areas such as pharmacotherapy, health policy and health-care outcomes. Departmental faculty cover a significant component of the College curriculum, ranging from didactic course work in the first year through the Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) provided during the final year of the program. Our Departmental culture is one that embraces diversity and innovation in the quest to attain a level of excellence in everything we do.