This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the formulation of medicinal substances into product vehicles capable of being stored, transported, and then introduced into the patient and behaving in ways optimal to therapeutic interaction.
Includes instruction in statistics, biopharmaceutics, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, physical pharmacy, pharmacological analysis, drug design and development, pharmacological biotechnology, chemical separations, spectroscopy, drug-host interactions, immunology, quantitative drug measurement, enzymatic transformations, and metabolic excretion.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Pharmaceutics and Drug Design Major?
You will be looking at a career in pharmaceutic research and drug design if you complete an advanced degree in this major. You will be working to help society find new medicines and treatment for diseases. Your work environment will most likely research and laboratory work in either industry or academia.
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