Pharmaceutical Science Major

Develop the next breakthrough drug at USciences. Our BS in pharmaceutical sciences program provides you with a foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and pharmaceutics. You’ll sharpen your technical skills through nine laboratory-based courses and faculty-directed undergraduate research projects in a variety of biotechnology and pharmaceutical facilities. And you’ll use these skills to develop new medications as you prepare for a successful pharmaceutical career.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Gain the theoretical understanding and laboratory-based skills to develop, formulate, manufacture, and test drugs and cosmetics.
  2. Our flexible curriculum allows you to choose an area of specialization or pursue a minor in a specific discipline.
  3. Working closely with faculty, you’ll conduct undergraduate research that you can then present at the annual University of the Sciences Research Day.
  4. Enjoy unparalleled prep for medical school: You’ll complete the basic courses required for admission to medical school in your first two years.
  5. We are located in the heart of the biotechnology and health science industry, surrounded by more than 250 medical facilities and within two hours of 75% of all U.S. pharmaceutical firms.
  6. Our long-standing relationships with many companies and organizations create numerous choices for internships and job opportunities.
  7. Lesson the total time and cost to complete a USciences MS or PhD—the integrated graduate credit program allows qualified undergraduates to take up to 15 additional credits of graduate coursework at no extra cost



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  • High School Students Gain Research Experience in Pharmaceutical Sciences Lab

    August 06, 2018

    Although he hasn't taken a college level course, Joseph San Filippo PharmSci'22 has already begun working in a USciences laboratory. San Filippo learned about the trials and tribulations of working in a University laboratory this summer with a stint in pharmaceutical sciences lab under the tutelage of Anil D'Mello, PhD.

  • USciences Degree Changes Alumna's Career Path

    April 12, 2018

    Shruti Dani, RPh, MS'11 was looking for a graduate program that would put her in the direction she wanted to take her career. Her search led to University of the Sciences and a master's in pharmacy administration.

  • Undergraduate Research Festival Celebrates Student Scholarship

    March 23, 2018

    The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrated the breadth of research projects being conducted by undergraduate students and their faculty mentors in a variety of labs and classrooms across campus. The three-day event formally began with ribbon cutting ceremonies by President Dr. Paul Katz.

  • Scholarship Award Makes a Difference Toward Student's Educational Pursuits

    March 21, 2018

    The Martin Buchalter Endowed Scholarship supports students who are studying pharmaceutical manufacturing or who have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

  • Alumnus Dr. Edward Foote Named PCP Dean

    February 26, 2018

    Edward Foote P'87, PharmD'91 is returning to his alma mater as dean of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences.

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