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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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  • USciences Celebrates 199th Founders' Day

    February 18, 2020

    Honoring the founding of USciences 199 years ago, the University honored its rich history of innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare, science, and education at Founders' Day on February 13, 2020. The event also launched the University's Bicentennial celebration which will span through 2021.

  • Sparks Fly: USciences Alumni Share Their Love Stories

    February 12, 2020

    Sparks have been flying around campus for generations and not just in chemistry laboratories! In honor of Valentine's Day, we set out to share a few of the many stories behind alumni who met and fell in love here.

  • Misher Visiting Professor Encourages Students to Tell Stories of Immigrants and Outsiders

    February 04, 2020

    In her talk for the Misher Festival of Fine Arts, Laila Lalami, PhD, the 2020 Misher Visiting Professor of Humanities and Honors Colloquium Speaker, spoke about how her experience growing up in Morocco and then immigrating to the United States and earning citizenship has impacted her writing style.

  • USciences Adds New Undergraduate Research Opportunities with SEA-GENES Program

    February 03, 2020

    Beginning in the fall of 2020, USciences students will have access to a new course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE), SEA-GENES. This course will allow students to conduct experiments in order to determine the functions of viral genes.

  • Biomedical Writing Professor Authors Book on Pharmaceutical Labeling

    January 31, 2020

    Cathleen O'Connell, RPh, MS, PhD, assistant professor in the Biomedical Writing Programs, recently published the first book on pharmaceutical labeling entitled "Essentials of Healthcare Product Labeling" published by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.

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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

 

Address:

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.