May 13, 2021  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 325 - Psychopharmacology

4.00 credits.
Psychopharmacology is the study of how drugs affect the brain and behavior. This course will address the actions, the therapeutic and behavioral uses, as well as the abuse potential of different drugs, including anti-depressants, sedatives, anti-psychotics, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stimulants, cannabinoids, and opioids. To fully understand the actions of these drugs, the general principles of pharmacokinetics, including drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and interactions of drugs with their receptors will be addressed. *Prerequisite(s): PSY 125  and junior status, or permission of instructor.