By integrating study in a broad range of sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a great option for those pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research and academics — or as a path to pharmacy school.
By incorporating courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, social and behavioral sciences into one holistic program, our Pharmaceutical Sciences program will help you build the foundational knowledge, critical thinking and communication skills for success in a variety of fields.
Get valuable, hands-on experience in the lab and out of the classroom. As a leading health sciences university, UHSP ensures that undergrad students have numerous opportunities to engage in research and other clinical learning experiences.
Expected medical scientist job growth through 2031
Median annual salary for medical scientists
Expected medical scientist job openings over the next decade
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023
Expected pharmaceutical and medical sales job growth through 2031
Median annual salary for technical and scientific sales
Expected sales job openings over the next decade
Wholesale or Manufacturing Sales, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023
Your B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences will make you a competitive candidate for jobs as a:
- Laboratory Assistant
- Laboratory Technician
- Chemical Scientist
Your Path to Professional School
If your goals include advanced study in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy or physical therapy, UHSP’s B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences can pave the way.
Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health care professionals, often interfacing with patients in a variety of practice settings. Pre-pharmacy coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites for entry into the Pharm.D. program.
The field of veterinary medicine offers a rewarding career focused on the health and care of animals. Pre-veterinary coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to apply to veterinary school.
The field of medicine is ever evolving, offering vast career opportunities. Pre-medicine coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to apply to medical school.
The field of dentistry offers a rewarding career focused on oral health. Pre-dentistry coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to apply to dental school.
The field of nursing offers a rewarding career where you can work directly with patients. Pre-nursing coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to get you ready for nursing school.
The field of optometry offers a rewarding career focused on the health of the eye. Pre-optometry coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to apply to professional school.
Physician’s assistants enjoy a rewarding career focused diagnosing and treating patients under the supervision of a physician. Pre-physician assistant coursework prepares you with the necessary prerequisites to pursue the next step in your education.
Integrate your B.S. and Pharm.D.
Earn two degrees by integrating your undergraduate degree with your Pharm.D. at UHSP. Through this option, your undergraduate senior year will serve as your first professional (P1) year in the pharmacy program, simultaneously fulfilling your senior-year requirements for your bachelor’s degree.
Students are admitted to the professional program through a holistic admissions process, which includes an interview and writing assessment. Students who complete more than two full-time undergraduate semesters at UHSP will not be required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).