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Pharmaceutical Sciences


Official Name of Program

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

37292 - PHARSCI-BS

CIP Code


The Pharmaceutical Science (BS) Program has career perspectives for students:

The B.S. Pharmaceutical Science will give those who do this degree program the knowledge and skills to work in the flourishing New York and tri-state-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical and related industries. Graduates of the proposed program can be employed in areas such as drug discovery, research and development, product formulation and manufacturing, process improvement, physical and chemical drug analysis and properties, clinical research, pharmacokinetics and metabolism, drug safety and surveillance, regulatory affairs, and licensing. In addition graduates of the proposed program will be able to pursue graduate studies leading to M.D., D.D.S., B.S. /M.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Students pursuing the B.S. Pharmaceutical Science must meet the General Education Requirements for a Chemistry Major plus complete three mandatory Pharmaceutical Science courses, a 3-credit Chemistry course, as well as an elective Pharmaceutical Science course.

Pharmaceutical Science Program Mission Statement

The Pharmaceutical Sciences major provides students with the fundamental scientific and technical skills required to work in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries or for post-graduate studies in pharmacy and related advanced professional trainings. In addition to the core competencies in organic, physical and analytical chemistry, biochemistry and instrumentation (common to the Chemistry major), the Pharmaceutical science major acquires specific competences and fundamental knowledge in pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, pharmacology and regulatory affairs over the course of their four-year plan.

Pharmaceutical Science Major Program Goals

  1. Students will acquire a solid foundation in general, organic, physical, medicinal and experimental chemistry.

  2. Students will obtain basic knowledge of the manufacturing processes and regulations involved in the preparation and marketing of pharmaceutical products.

  3. Students will acquire fundamental knowledge of pharmacokinetics principles and basic understanding of the mechanisms of action of the major classes of therapeutic drugs.