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Undergraduate Catalog 2020 - 2021

Pharmaceutical Science, B.S.



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Description

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.

Special Tracks/Programs

Pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track, medicinal and biological chemistry track, Honors

Admission to Major


No additional requirements beyond the prerequisites for the required courses

Hours Required for Degree


Minimum hours required for major with pharmaceutical chemistry and analysis track: 93

Minimum hours required for major with medicinal and biological chemistry track: 90

Major-Field Requirements


Requirements of the College of Sciences and Health Professions

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a degree, of which 42 semester credit hours must be earned in 300- and/or 400-level courses.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis Track


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. This is an appropriate track for those considering any graduate or physician program, or for persons who wish to perform bench research in industry.

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science - Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Track


This track focuses on biological processes and biochemical analysis. This is an appropriate track for those considering any graduate or physician program or for persons who wish to perform bench research in industry. This track has more biology instruction than the Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Analysis track, and may be more appropriate for those with interest in the biological sciences.

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