BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
The four-year BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program prepares students for technical positions in the drug 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 BSPS core courses will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of College of Pharmacy faculty.
Students will generally begin the BSPS degree program after completion of approximately 30 credit hours of course work consistent with the pre-pharmaceutical sciences curriculum. Interested students are invited to apply to transfer into the 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.