Program Description

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.

Program Curriculum

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.  A list of major electives can be found here.

A detailed comparison of the BSPS (Pharmaceutical Scientist) and the PharmD (Pharmacist) degree programs is shown here.

Admission Requirements

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.  Applicants must 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 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.

Minor–Pharmaceutical Sciences

A Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences requires 9 hours of upper division course work and 6 hours of major electives.  For a list of these courses please go to Minor Requirements.

Additional Program Information

Contact Us

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

Leslie B. Standridge
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate Advisor
R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Bldg, Rm 359
Office Phone: 706-542-9755