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About USciences

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.

Events

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  • Aug 23

    Student Move-In Day and Welcome Events

    8:00am

    Welcome to campus! New students are invited to move into their residence halls on Student Move-In Day, August...

  • Sep 29

    Fall Open House

    8:30am

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

     

    A USciences education...

  • Oct 12

    Reunion @ Fall Fest

    11:00am - 8:00pm

    Reunion and Fall Fest have been combined into a hallmark weekend for all alumni, as well as students, parents and...

  • Oct 13

    Reunion @ Fall Fest

    11:00am - 8:00pm

    Reunion and Fall Fest have been combined into a hallmark weekend for all alumni, as well as students, parents and...

  • Oct 19

    Fall Open House

    8:30am

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

     

    A USciences education...

USciences News

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  • Physical Therapy Students Trade White Coats for Wetsuits at Adaptive Surfing Event

    August 20, 2019

    As a way to show other physical therapy students a fun opportunity to interact with patients outside of the clinic, Christopher Grimes DPT'21 invited his classmates to volunteer at Life Rolls On's They Will Surf Again event as part of the 2019 Get On Board Tour.

  • MBA Grad Earns National Grassroots Advocacy Award

    August 19, 2019

    Manjula Jayabalan MBA'17, PharmD, enrolled in USciences MBA program with a focus in pharmaceutical and healthcare business while she was a pharmacy resident to help further her career before it even started. This year, Dr. Jayabalan was awarded for her grassroots work to advocate on behalf of managed care pharmacy relative to current legislative, regulatory and policy issues.

  • Brewing Science Director Cooks up New Textbook

    August 13, 2019

    Matthew Farber PhD, director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program and assistant professor of biology can now add another title to his name: published textbook author.

  • OT Student Explores Research Opportunities at Summer Institute

    August 12, 2019

    Nancy Greene MS'16 (Health Psychology), DrOT'20 participated in the American Occupational Therapy Association's Summer Institute for Future Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina where she learned about research opportunities and built a network of peers.

  • Decades Apart, Grandmother and Granddaughter Share a Career Path and Legacy

    August 08, 2019

    For Dominique Fields P'95, PharmD'99 her grandmother, Marie R. Kern (Ranere) BAC'36, P'61, was always a role model. Fields followed in Kern's footsteps, working at the same job in the same hospital.

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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.

  • 3

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

  • 4

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