Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

How do you stay on the leading edge of research? Ask our graduates. They’ve done the hard work, collaborating closely with pioneering researchers, faculty members in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Here, you’ll find programs in the growing fields of pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacology and toxicology. Each of our programs incorporates a strong classroom foundation in the basic sciences, laboratory-based research, and collaboration with faculty.

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  • USciences Celebrates Its 198-Year History at Founders' Day

    February 18, 2019

    With pomp and circumstance, USciences faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends marked 198 years since the University was established at a special Founders' Day ceremony on Feb. 14, 2019.

  • The Comeback Pharmacy: Alumnus Mayank Amin PharmD'09 Works To Revive Community Pharmacy

    February 08, 2019

    In high school, he started his career in pharmacy by taking a job as a technician at a local pharmacy just a few miles away from his home. "I was initially unsure if I wanted to pursue pharmacy but as I got a better understanding of how important pharmacies/pharmacists are in the community, I decided I want to make a difference and I chose pharmacy," said Dr. Amin. Fast-forward a few years, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 2009.

  • Pharmacy Student Receives Two-Year Scholarship From the Air Force

    February 08, 2019

    Paying for a college degree and finding a job after graduation can be a stressful experience, but pharmacy student, Eric Stratoti PharmD'20, will be fully able to focus on his studies thanks to the military.

  • Pharmacy Students Rank Top 10 in National Clinical Skills Competition

    February 06, 2019

    In a test of how they would handle a complex patient case and prioritize their problems and assign the correct treatments, a team of USciences pharmacy students, Kayla Askey PharmD'20 and Karissa Chow PharmD'20, ranked in the top 10 in the national clinical skills competition at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting in Anaheim, California this December

  • USciences Scholarship Helps Philadelphia Students Afford College

    January 30, 2019

    Rohan Nainan PharmD'24, enrolled at University of the Sciences' pharmacy program this past fall with the goal of using his college education to improve the lives of others. For him, the university's academics, affordable tuition, and city culture made it the perfect fit.

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Peter J. Harvison, PhD


Office Location: Pharmacology and Toxicology Center, Room 237
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495