The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSCI) includes several specialty areas that provide the student with a foundation of knowledge upon which the therapeutics of pharmacy practice will be understood. The specialty areas are taught throughout the curriculum in unique classes as well as in the integrated sequence courses that are threaded through the didactic portion of the curriculum. The specialty areas taught by the PSCI faculty include physiology, pathophysiology, pharmaceutics/pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology/toxicology. "The mission of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is to empower students with the scientific foundation essential to the professional pharmacy curriculum. The department endeavors to contribute significantly to Midwestern University by excelling in scientific research and service both within and outside of the College."