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Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S.Pharmaceutical Sciences Program ProfileThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed for students to gain a strong foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts. 

To see a sample plans of study, download the Pharmaceutical Sciences program profile.

About the Program

The program builds a strong foundation in chemistry, mathematics and biological, social and behavioral sciences to prepare you for admisison to graduate and professional programs in health care and science.The curriculum provides opportunities for students to engage in research and other hands-on learning experiences to expand their skills beyond the classroom.

Student Outcomes

After completing the program, students may choose to enter a health professions career immediately, and they will be well equipped with the foundational knowledge, critical thinking and communication and problem-solving skills to be successful in a variety of positions in pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research labs and academic environments.

In addition to building a strong foundation for graduate and professional programs, graduates of the program will:

  • Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and humanities
  • Build skills to think critically and problem-solve
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of scientific and mathematical principles

Integrating with a Doctor of Pharmacy

Through the integrated Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, students complete undergraduate requirements and enter into the professional program. As long as requirements are met, most students enter the Pharm.D. program without additional testing.

By integrating a bachelor’s degree with the Pharm.D. program, students may enter into the professional program after completing junior-level requirements. The first-professional (P1) year fulfills senior-level requirements, saving students a full year of study. Students are admitted to the professional program through a holistic admissions process, which includes an interview and writing assessment, and students who complete more than two full-time semesters (fall and spring) of undergraduate coursework at the University are not required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Students who do not choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree may apply to enter into the P1 year after completing pre-pharmacy coursework.


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