BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The four-year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program prepares students for technical positions in the discovery, development, and manufacturing/production areas of the pharmaceutical industry. It is also excellent preparation for graduate studies in pharmaceutical, medical, and basic sciences; pharmaceutical engineering; or professional education in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, business, and law. Enrolled students in the BS program are not guaranteed admission to the PharmD program; graduates of the BS program are not eligible for licensure as pharmacists.
Graduates will attain basic chemistry, mathematics, biological and biochemical sciences training in UM units other than the College of Pharmacy, while College of Pharmacy courses will be taught by a multidisciplinary College of Pharmacy faculty.
Within the College of Pharmacy, students will get exposure to and develop competency in these domains:
- chemistry of medicines, drug delivery, and product development
- knowledge of regulatory issues faced in bringing a compound to the market
- lab techniques used in contemporary laboratories in the fields of drug discovery, product development, and clinical research
- interdisciplinary research
- contemporary issues facing pharmaceutical research and practice
- ethical considerations in drug discovery, drug product development, and clinical research as well as those facing contemporary health practice
- personal and professional development
- career opportunities in health professions
Beginning with the Fall Term 2017, students will generally begin the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program after completion of at least 30 credit hours of course work consistent with the pre-pharmaceutical sciences curriculum. Interested students are invited to apply to transfer into the BS program during their freshman or sophomore year from any 2 or 4-year accredited institution. Information about transferring is found on the Admissions Page. Credit for courses taken at other institutions must be accepted by the University of Michigan to fulfill prerequisite and graduation requirements.