A pathway to a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical science careers are flourishing and projected to expand over the next decade. The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy’s new Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical science is designed to successfully prepare graduates for employment in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout the program students will have the advantage of gaining extensive hands-on training through laboratory research and experiential learning. In addition, students will be guided by dedicated faculty advisors to secure internship placements in the last semester.

Graduates with a pharmaceutical science background can become successful scientists, industry leaders and academicians working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, the chemical and cosmetic industry, government agencies, research institutions and universities.

Learn more about the BS in pharmaceutical science application process.

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Pharmaceutical Expertise Unlocked

Our dynamic curriculum delves into the intricate realm of pharmaceutical sciences, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific principles that underpin drug development. Upon graduation, our students emerge not only with a robust academic foundation but also with practical skills honed through hands-on experiences.

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Healthcare Innovators Forged

Whether navigating the complexities of drug development, ensuring quality control, or navigating regulatory affairs, our graduates are well-equipped to make meaningful contributions to the pharmaceutical industry landscape. Career pathways include associate scientist, formulation specialist and manufacturing specialist.

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    Future Research Pathways

    Graduates of our program are well-qualified to seek employment in the public and private sectors, or pursue graduate degrees. The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy's Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Program will prepare you for a career in the increasingly complex and integrated realms of pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological research. 

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    Why Pharmaceutical Science?

    Pharmaceutical scientists are trained to support the discovery, development, testing and manufacturing of new drugs or chemical entities. Many scientists are employed in pharmaceutical related sectors including:

    • Scientific research and development services
    • Education and hospitals
    • General medical and surgical hospitals
    • Colleges, universities and professional schools
    • Medical and diagnostic laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical and medicinal manufacturing

    Submit a completed application by May 1.

    To complete your application, the following must be submitted:

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    Once you submit your application, you can check the status of your application and supporting documents by using the online application status checker.

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    Important note: A transfer pathway is currently being developed, but it is not available at this time. Please check back for updates on its progress.

    In addition to the admission requirements above, it is important for you to review the following before submitting your application.

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    Academic Advising
    Building community and support

    Dedicated faculty advisors are assigned to students from the start of admission to guide them every step of their academic journey. Each advisor is a full-time Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy faculty member working to prepare students to launch their careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

    During each semester, students engage in meaningful interactions with their advisors and the program staff who tailor study plans to each student. They ensure that students have the support and access to tools necessary for success. Program coordinators and career path advisors also work closely with students to provide additional academic, personal and professional support. Combined, these efforts help students achieve their career goals.  

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