Earn Your B.S. In Pharmaceutical Sciences To Pursue Different Pathways

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy offers a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) independent of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree to students interested in pharmaceutical research. The BSPS program is open to first-year students or easily allows for transfer from the Pharm.D. program during the junior year.

Students in the BSPS program apply the principles and theories of chemistry, biology, biochemistry and engineering in designing and developing new drugs and therapies. The BSPS program provides a theoretical and technical grounding in the natural sciences as well as in the different areas of pharmaceutical development.

Open the Door to Many Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for graduates of the BSPS program include jobs in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, chemical industry, nutritional supplement manufacturing, regulatory authorities, health outcomes research organizations, technical consulting firms, technical writing and more.

A Stepping Stone to Higher Education

The BSPS program also provides excellent undergraduate experience to students hoping to pursue graduate studies in pharmaceutical sciences, biology or chemistry or for numerous professional schools including medicine, dentistry, law and a variety of health sciences programs.

Students in the BSPS program choose a concentration from four different disciplines:

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Administration

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology and Pathology
  • Pharmaceutical Principles & Drug Delivery Systems
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Ethical Reasoning

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