Pharmaceutical science combines the study of chemistry with other disciplines such as biology and bio-physics to examine the discovery, delivery, and administration of drugs.
What careers can this major prepare you for?
A bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences prepares graduates to work in careers in the pharmaceutical, medical manufacturing, and biotechnology industries. Related career paths include conducting research at pharmaceutical industry, becoming a pharma tech in pharmacy store (certification maybe required), becoming a researcher in academic or medical labs, entering pharmaceutical sales, or providing administrative support to a pharmacy or pharmaceutical program. Graduates may also continue their education in a Pharm.D. or M.D. program (or other advanced medical program), or can continue towards a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biology, or any related field. A Pharm.D. is usually required to be able to dispense drugs, although licensing requirements vary by state.
What skills are developed within this major?
The program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track focuses on chemical analysis and provides training in both quantitative and instrumental analysis.
Pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track, medicinal and biological chemistry track, Honors