Biopharmaceutical Sciences (BPS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
BPS 300 Undergraduate Research Experience in Biopharmaceutical Science 1 TO 3 hours. Course supports the academic environment for undergraduate students at UIC. The research experience will be under the guidance of a faculty member who will act as a research supervisor. Satisfactory/Unstatisfatory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department.  Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor supervising the research experience. Open only to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
BPS 325 Drugs and Society 2 hours. Presents factual basis of drug use and abuse. Provides physiological and socio-psychological underpinnings of drug abuse. Evaluates social policies and regulatory issues surrounding drug abuse. Same as PMPR 325. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. 
BPS 360 Survey of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology I 1 hour. Designed to provide an introduction to the major classes of therapeutic agents. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. 
BPS 365 Survey of Receptors and Drug Action 1 hour. The major classes of receptors and their ligands (agonists and antagonists) that result in pharmacological effects and drug action. Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. 
BPS 380 Undergraduate Research in Biopharmaceutical Sciences 1 TO 3 hours. Investigation, under the direction of one or more faculty members, of a problem of limited scope. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A maximum of 6 hours of credit is allowed per department. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives.  Prerequisite(s): Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. 
BPS 381 Professional Development Seminar I 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Credit is not given for BPS 381 if the student has credit for PMAD 381 or PMMP 381 or PMPR 371. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
BPS 382 Professional Development Seminar II 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for second professional year pharmacy students. Discusses educational issues related to the second professional year. Students create/update Curriculum Vitae; explore various pharmacy career opportunities. Credit is not given for BPS 382 if the student has credit for PMAD 382 or PMMP 382. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
BPS 383 Professional Development Seminar III 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for third professional year pharmacy students.  Discusses relevant educational and professional issues.  Update CV/Resume and Portfolio.  Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for BPS 383 if the student has credit for PMAD 383 or PMMP 383.  Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
BPS 384 Professional Development Seminar IV 1 hour. Weekly seminar series for third year pharmacy students. Discusses with advisees relevant educational and professional issues. Update Curriculum Vitae or Resume and Portfolio.  Explore pharmacy career opportunities with invited guests. Credit is not given for BPS 384 if the student has credit for PMAD 384 or PMMP 384. Prerequisite(s): Student must be listed as an advisee of the instructor.
BPS 385 Special Topics of Current Interest in Biopharmaceutical Sciences 1 TO 3 hours. Course offered by faculty or a visiting lecturer on a selected topic of current interest. Available on an experimental basis for one offering only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and good academic standing as defined by College of Pharmacy policies. 
BPS 390 Special Projects in Biopharmaceutical Sciences 1 TO 2 hours. Special projects within the departmental discipline are defined and terminal project goals are achieved through independent study. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A maximum of 4 hours of 390 credit is allowed in all departments. A total of not more than 8 hours of 380 and 390 numbered courses in the college may be applied toward the 12 hours of PharmD professional electives.   Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, department head, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. 
BPS 430 Principles of Toxicology 2 hours. Examines the toxic effects of drugs and chemicals on organ systems. Lectures emphasize basic principles, effects on specific organ systems, major classes of toxic chemicals, and specialized topics such as forensic and industrial toxicology.   Same as PCOL 430.  Credit is not given for BPS 430 if student has credit for EOHS 457.
BPS 480 Application of Science to the Law 4 hours. Issues affecting the development, accessibility and admissibility of forensic science services by the criminal justice system; problems which may compromise the quality, fairness and effectiveness of scientific inquiries. Same as CLJ 480. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 210 and CLJ 260; or graduate standing.
BPS 494 Special Topics of Current Interest in Biopharmaceutical Sciences 1 TO 3 hours. Courses offered by faculty or a visiting Lecturer on a current topic of selected interest.  Topics are available on an experimental basis for one offering only.   May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.  Prerequisite(s):  Consent of the instructor; good academic standing as defined by UIC policies.