BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Program Overview

The Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a four-year undergraduate program geared toward highly motivated students who are strongly focused on careers in biomedical/pharmaceutical research, biomedicine, and/or the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries.  The educational approach employs an innovative paradigm that immerses students into undergraduate research at the earliest possible time and promotes graduate-style mentorship and experiential learning in the context of an intensive scientific curriculum with specialized educational opportunities.

Strong Research Emphasis

Foundation in science of drug discovery, delivery, evaluation and development

Interdisciplinary with options for specialization


The BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences infuses graduate-style mentorship and experiential learning in the context of an intensive scientific curriculum with specialized educational opportunities.

Foundational Science

All students take courses in chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences.

Focus Area

Pharmaceutical Sciences is by nature highly interdisciplinary. Students have the opportunity to delve more deeply into a variety of disciplines: pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and the allied fields of toxicology, chemical biology and nanomedicine, and a spectrum of emerging health science disciplines that span classical life sciences, engineering and biotechnology.

Research Emphasis

This BS program employs an innovative approach designed to provide early undergraduate students exposure to high quality laboratory-based research. In the first year, students take Introduction to Health Science Research, a course which introduces students to the scientific literature, hypothesis generation, and use of the scientific method to investigate unsolved problems. To facilitate student research opportunities, this course also introduces students to faculty researchers from within and outside of the university with the goal of matching students with faculty research mentors.

Experiential Learning/Co-op

Students engage in laboratory research geared to their interests through courses and experiential learning built into the curriculum.

  • Year 1 Summer: Optional volunteer research experience
  • Year 2 Summer: Co-op/Experiential Learning (4 months)
  • Year 3 Spring: Co-op/Experiential Learning (4 months)
Bs Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum


Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program will have a solid foundation in the science of drug discovery, delivery, evaluation and development, as well as specialized training at the undergraduate level in research labs:

Graduates are poised to succeed:

  • Health professional degree programs and medical schools
  • Employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • Highly competitive for admission into MS programs and PhD programs in the biomedical sciences
  • Career pathway to government agencies and academic institutions

Contact Information

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