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Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S.Pharmaceutical Sciences Program ProfileThe Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed for students to gain a strong foundation in the basic sciences and liberal arts. 

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About the Program

Students will tailor their education through one of two emphases – Health Sciences or Health Humanities.

  • Students who choose a major in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in health sciences will gain a background in chemistry, mathematics and biological sciences. Coursework in these fields is required to seek admission to graduate programs in the sciences and health care and professional programs in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary medicine, podiatry and more.
  • Students who choose a major in pharmaceutical sciences with an emphasis in health humanities will gain a background in chemistry, mathematics and biological, social and behavioral sciences. Coursework in these fields is required to seek admission to graduate programs in the sciences and health care and professional programs in pharmacy and more.

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to engage in research and other hands-on learning experiences to expand their skills beyond the classroom.

Student Outcomes

After completing the program, students may choose to enter a health professions career immediately, and they will be well equipped with the foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and communication and problem-solving skills to be successful in a variety of positions in pharmaceutical industry, biomedical research labs and academic environments.

In addition to building a strong foundation for graduate and professional programs, graduates of the program will:

  • Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and humanities
  • Build skills to think critically and problem solve
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of scientific and mathematical principles

Integrating with a Doctor of Pharmacy

Through the integrated Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program, students complete undergraduate requirements and enter into the professional program. As long as requirements are met, most students enter the Pharm.D. program without additional testing.

By integrating a bachelor’s degree with the Pharm.D. program, students may enter into the professional program after completing junior-level requirements. The first-professional (P1) year fulfills senior-level requirements, saving students a full year of study. Students are admitted to the professional program through a holistic admissions process, which includes an interview and writing assessment, and students who complete more than two full-time semesters (fall and spring) of undergraduate coursework at the College are not required to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).

Students who do not choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree may apply to enter into the P1 year after completing pre-pharmacy coursework.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences or to schedule a visit, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@stlcop.edu or 314.446.8328.

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