Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery!
Pharmaceutics is the art and science of delivering the right amount of therapeutic agents to the right places at the right times. Faculty conduct research to identify problems related to drug delivery (e.g., biological barriers, physical and chemical characteristics of molecules) and develop solutions to overcome them. Students come to understand the biopharmaceutical principles of drug delivery through course work and research that expose them to all facets of product research and development, including a variety of cutting-edge technologies. In addition to pre-formulation, formulation and novel drug-delivery systems, areas of current faculty interest include product R&D, drug metabolism, drug dependence and tolerance, pharmacodynamics, solid-state characterization and molecular modeling of physical processes.
In addition to offering a M.S. and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs, the department offers a non-thesis track master’s program in Industrial Pharmacy. This program is designed to provide fundamental and applied knowledge of pharmaceutical R&D, manufacturing and regulatory sciences to prepare B.S. level chemical engineers and scientists (pharmacy, biology and chemistry) for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical industry critically needs M.S. level pharmaceutical scientists who are prepared to assume positions in formulations, process development, manufacturing and regulatory affairs.