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University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. USciences students are proven everywhere they go.


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  • Oct 19

    Fall Open House


    Join USciences for Fall Open House for Undergraduate and Transfer Students.


    A USciences education...

  • Oct 24

    Lois K. Cohen Lecture Series

    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    University of the Sciences is proud to present The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health. This year's...

  • Oct 29

    Graduate Fall Open House

    5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Please join us for our Graduate Open House and learn more about our certificate, master's, and PhD programs as well...

  • Nov 1

    Transfer Partner Day

    9:00am - 1:00pm

    USciences has partnerships with several community colleges which allow students who complete their associate’s...

  • Nov 9

    Fall Open House


    Join USciences for Fall Open House for Undergraduate and Transfer Students.


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USciences News

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  • Pharmacy Faculty Selected to Participate in PA "Flip the Pharmacy" Team

    October 11, 2019

    Karleen Melody, PharmD, associate professor of clinical pharmacy, and Elizabeth Harris, PharmD, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, are part of a "practice transformation team" of pharmacists who were recently awarded a grant to support community pharmacists to build patient-focused businesses.

  • JED Campus Program Helps SHAC Increase Efforts Around Student Wellness

    October 11, 2019

    Over the last four years, USciences Student Health and Counseling Center (SHAC) has refocused its efforts around health promotion, suicide and substance abuse prevention, and created a wellness-focused community mindset on campus. While many of these efforts may have happened regardless, many were aided by the University's participation in the JED Campus.

  • University of the Sciences Announces Samuel R. Wetherill IV P'97, PharmD as New Trustee

    October 11, 2019

    University of the Sciences has named Samuel R. Wetherill IV P'97, PharmD to its board of trustees, Board Chairman Marvin Samson announced. Responsibilities of the University's board include, but are not limited to, approving the University's strategic plans and ensuring their consistency with the institution's mission and goals.

  • Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern

    October 11, 2019

    When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

  • Pharmacy Students Participate in Walk for Recovery

    October 01, 2019

    Students from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program who participate in American Pharmacy Association's Generation RX committee attended the 2019 Recovery Walk held at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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At a Glance

Founded: 1821
President: Paul Katz, MD
Students: 2,231 (1,231 undergraduate, 1,000 graduate)
On-campus residents: 451

Colleges: 3
BS programs: 19
Masters programs: 15 (includes MBA, MOT, MS)
Doctoral programs: 11 (includes PhD, PharmD, DPT, DrOT)
Certificate programs: 8

Full-time faculty: 202
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Laboratories: more than 100
Campus organizations: 60
Computer labs: 25
Sororities and fraternities: 11
Athletics Name: Devils
School mascot: Drake the Devil
Division II varsity teams: 12



University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Points of Pride

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    Founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, USciences was the first college of pharmacy in North America.

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    Our impressive alumni include giants of the pharmaceutical industry like Dr. Eli Lilly. Gerald F. Rorer and John Wyeth.

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    USciences’ 36-acre, state-of-the-art campus in Philadelphia is close to 100 hospitals and 150 research laboratories.

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    Both undergraduate and graduate USciences students engage in significant original research alongside world-class faculty.