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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an undergraduate degree program that provides students with an understanding of how:

  • drugs are researched and developed
  • pharmaceutical drugs interact with the human body
  • pharmaceutical dosage forms are formulated, manufactured and tested
  • basic sciences play a role in the development of modern therapeutics

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences offers hands-on career development in a classroom environment in which learning is delivered by outstanding faculty and complemented with real-world laboratory experiments. This degree offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practices Laboratory while collaborating directly with faculty members on laboratory-centered, independent research projects.

Career and Job Outlook for Pharmaceutical Scientists

Graduates of BS Pharmaceutical Sciences program have various job opportunities in Pharmaceutical Industry or continue further for Graduate or Professional Schools.

Program Curriculum

A typical program of study for students in the B.S. program is available for viewing here.

A list of the upper division courses required for completion of the degree is available for viewing here.  A list of major electives is available for viewing here.

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

To add the major:

  1. Log into Athena
  2. Select Student
  3. Select “My Programs”
  4. Select “Add Major”
  5. Select Pharmaceutical Sciences from the dropdown menu.
  6. Select “Next”, and then “Confirm”. (Note: Your new major may not immediately be shown under My Majors. If it does not appear after 14 days, contact the program’s undergraduate advisor, Leslie Standridge at

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In order to achieve a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, students must complete all BIOL, CHEM, ENGL, MATH, and PHYS courses as well as all PMCY courses with a grade of C or higher. A maximum of 1 course with a grade of C- or D in BIOL, CHEM, ENGL, MATH, PHYS, and PMCY prefix courses may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Students must also complete all other undergraduate degree requirements as mandated by the University.

Minor — Pharmaceutical Sciences

A Minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences requires nine (9) hours of upper division course work and six (6) hours of major electives.  For a list of these courses please see Minor Requirements. All chosen courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher before the minor can be conferred. 

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

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