We appreciate your interest in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, offered by the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy.
Like our department, the B.S. program is an interdisciplinary program representing all facets of the drug discovery and drug development processes. We encourage you to spend some time reviewing our website and learning more about our department, faculty and research areas. A list of upper division courses required for completion of the degree is shown here, and a typical program of study for students in the program is shown in the Pharmacy BSPS brochure. After reviewing these materials, the next step is to log in to Athena and choose “BS-Intended Pharmaceutical Sciences” as your major.
The B.S. Program requires successful completion of 60 specific credit hours of core courses as detailed in the Pharmacy BSPS brochure (linked above). Please note that BSPS students must complete all Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English and Math courses with a grade of C or better to graduate.
A detailed comparison of the BSPS (Pharmaceutical Scientist) and the PharmD (Pharmacist) degree programs is shown here. For more information about the PharmD Program please go to http://rx.uga.edu/academic-programs/doctor-of-pharmacy/.
The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an undergraduate degree program that provides students with an understanding of how medications are delivered, pharmaceutical drugs interact with the human body, drugs are researched and developed, and how all basic sciences play a role in the development of modern therapeutics.
The Pharmaceutical Sciences program offers hands-on career development in a classroom environment where learning is delivered by outstanding faculty, combined with real-world laboratory experiments. This major provides students the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practices Laboratory while working directly with faculty members on laboratory-centered, independent research projects.
The B.S. Program requires successful completion of 60 credit hours of specific courses. A list of these courses can be found here. Please note that applicants to the program must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and must complete all of the Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, and Math courses with a grade of C or better.
A list of the upper division courses required for completion of the degree is shown here, and a typical program of study for students in the program is shown here. And a list of major electives can be found here.
Admission to the B.S. Program begins with the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Once admitted to The University of Georgia, students who wish to pursue the B.S. Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences begin in the degree code, Intended Major – Pharmaceutical Sciences. This degree code is used during the completion of the first 60 credit hours of the program.
Once a student has completed the first 60 hours of the program they use Athena to request a major change to the Pharmaceutical Sciences. Please note that in addition to completing the 60 hours, applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and must have completed all Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, and Math courses with a grade of C or better.
A list of the upper division courses required for completion of the degree is shown here and a typical program of study for students in the B.S. program is shown here. Please note that being admitted to the Major – Pharmaceutical Sciences is not required to take upper division courses. While we encourage students to complete their first 60 hours as quickly as possible, some students may not complete all of these courses until their third year in the program.
Additional Program Information
The pages linked below also appear in the navigation links on the right side of this page.
- BS/MS Dual Degree Program
- Experiential Learning Opportunities
- Life in Athens
- PBS Undergraduate Research Central
- Scholarship & Employment Opportunities
Gurvinder Singh Rekhi, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Academic Professional Associate
Director, BSPS Program
R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Bldg, Rm 353
Office Phone: 706-542-5343
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Administrative Specialist II
Office Phone: 706-542-9755