University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

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Pharmacology Undergraduate Minor

Pharmacology is the study of the interaction of drugs and chemicals with biological systems. This broad and diverse discipline includes examining the therapeutic and toxic effects of drugs on humans, animals and microorganisms, studying the impact of chemicals upon the environment, and the use of drugs as research tools. Pharmacology is an everyday part of the lives of health care professionals, members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and academic scientists.

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The Department of Pharmacology located within the College of Medicine is pleased to offer an Undergraduate Minor in Pharmacology. This 15 credit academic offering is designed to provide students with both a theoretical and practical understanding of a wide array of pharmacological principles, applications and experimental techniques.

Benefits of the Pharmacology Minor Include

  • Preparation for a broad range of careers in pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry, government agencies and academic research institutions
  • Increased competitiveness when applying to graduate and professional programs
  • Theoretical and practical training in state-of-the-art research technologies
  • A broad understanding of the clinical applications of drugs and how they act at the cellular and system levels

Specific Requirements

Additional courses may be selected from

See listing in course catalogue for further details.

One approved extra-departmental course may also be used for credit towards the pharm minor. (Potential choices for the one allowed extra-departmental course include NSCI 323, BIOC 212, BIOL 288, CHEM 205, MPBP 295, NFS 263, or PSYC 223.)

*Note: Only one course can be used toward fulfillment of both Major and Minor requirements.

Contact George Wellman, Ph.D. for more information or to set up a meeting to discuss this program in person.

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