Pharmacology and Toxicology Major

The Pharmacology and Toxicology program at USciences is one of the few undergraduate programs of its kind in the nation. It introduces you to a fascinating world where scientific theory and biomedical research practices converge. You’ll gain valuable experience in laboratory techniques, research conduct, and analysis while mastering pharmacology and toxicology’s theoretical approaches. And you’ll learn practical lessons from leading professionals and scientific experts active in the field.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Small class sizes enable valuable connections with your peers and professors.
  2. Examine how drugs work — and why some are toxic — in our well-equipped laboratories.
  3. You’ll conduct supervised independent research with our expert faculty.
  4. Sharpen your analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills in the classroom, in labs, and through off-campus opportunities.
  5. You can complete the basic courses required for admission to medical school in the first two years of the program. You can then extend this knowledge in subsequent core and elective courses.
  6. Enjoy access to countless opportunities with the many pharmaceutical and chemical companies, research institutes, and government agencies in the greater Philadelphia area.
  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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  • Students Honored at Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacology and Toxicology Recognition Ceremony

    November 05, 2018

    Students in the pharmacology and toxicology and pharmaceutical sciences programs were honored on October 12, 2018, at the 5th Annual Student Recognition Ceremony held on campus.

  • Expert Commentary: A Healthy Lifestyle May Be the Key to Preventing Cancer

    October 31, 2018

    Although breast cancer incidence is often thought to be a spontaneous disease, most people are unaware that certain everyday lifestyles might impact on the development of this cancer later on in life and or affect how many years breast cancer survivors will live post-diagnosis.

  • 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.

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