Skip to main content


This course will provide learners with an overview of the pharmacology related to various psychoactive drugs. The course will focus on biological, neurological, and physiological aspects of various substances and how different substances impact the body’s functioning. A specific focus will also be on the transmission control, and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus. Other areas of examination will include the genetic predisposition to addictions, the classification of drugs based on their effects on behavior, the metabolism of substances, and the treatment of physical dependency and withdrawal. Prerequisite: PSY 180.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3


Last updated: 06/28/2021