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The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is a four-year undergraduate program offered by the Pharmaceutical Sciences Division. The BSPS degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue technical positions in industrial, academic, or other research environments. This degree also prepares learners to enter professional or graduate school in pharmacy, medicine, and pharmaceutical sciences.  

(Please note: This bachelor’s degree program does not qualify its graduates to take licensure examinations to become a registered pharmacist. For more information about the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program, please click here.

Career Opportunities

As innovations are being developed in drug therapy, medication production, and drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical sciences graduates will be in great demand! Targeted industries requiring BS-level pharmaceutical sciences skills include pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing biomedical and bioscience, testing laboratories, and technical consulting services.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, learners will have knowledge and skills to:

  • Be prepared to think, analyze, and solve problems in the pharmaceutical sciences critically.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with members of the scientific community.
  • Demonstrate a thorough grasp of fundamental knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical concepts and be capable of integration of such topics; and
  • Embrace scientific ethics as exemplified by faculty and outlined in NIH Guidelines for Conduct of Research

Program Requirements

A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation from the BSPS program. During semesters 1 through 4, learners will complete several general science courses in addition to general education requirements. During semesters 5 through 7, learners will complete degree-specific courses.  In the last semester of the program, learners get to choose an area of specialization. Specialization areas include:  Advanced Pharmacology, Advanced, Medicinal Chemistry, Advanced Pharmacoeconomicsor Biopharmaceutics.

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Internships

We encourage BSPS learners are to complete a research internship between semesters 6 and 7. These rigorous internships will provide learners with the knowledge and experience for a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

For additional information about the BSPS program, please contact Tiffany Ardley, PhD, at (850) 599-3774 or email tiffany.ardley@famu.edu.

*Please note CoPPS, IPH does not make undergraduate admissions decisions.