NEW! Undergrad courses

Man & woman at fountainUndergraduates now have new options!

The USC School of Pharmacy is offering new courses on the University Park Campus (UPC) that can be taken alone or built into a minor, “Science and Management of Biomedical Therapeutics”.

The minor consists of 20+ units of upper division course work that do not overlap with the major, another minor or general education requirements of undergraduate programs. A maximum of 4 units can be met by taking Directed Research (RXRS 490X).  To gain a solid foundation for the minor two core courses (selected from the four below) are required:

  • RXRS 402: Human Pharmacology: Challenge of Therapeutics in Society (4 units)
  • RXRS 403: Neuropharmacology in Health and Disease (4 units)
  • RXRS 407: The Discovery, Development and Marketing of Medicines (4 Units)
  • RXRS 416: Medical Products: From Idea to Market (4 units)

The new courses are designed for USC undergraduates interested in careers in health-related fields including Pharmacy and Medicine as well as life sciences, nutrition and food sciences, diagnostics, drug and medical device fields.    Undergraduates in pre-health care programs like medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry can take new courses in pharmacology, pharmaceutical sciences, and toxicology, with a focus on legal and illicit drug use and abuse.  Those interested in the many careers in industry or government can take courses that combine science, law, finance and business as it relates to regulation of biomedical products.  Offerings include courses that will introduce students related to drug and device development and will include topics and case studies related to the regulatory challenges associated with these processes.  A modest number of these courses can also be taken to fulfill the requirements of MS programs in the Regulatory Science portfolio.

Click here to view detailed descriptions of the undergrad courses.

For more info regarding these courses, please contact Randa Issa:  rissa@usc.edu or 323-442-2018