This major is a program that focuses on the basic sciences that underlie drugs and drug therapy and that prepares individuals for further study and/or careers in pharmaceutical science and research, pharmaceutical administration and sales, biotechnology, drug manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and related fields.
Includes instruction in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, statistics, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and toxicology, dosage formulation, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulations.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences Major?
A bachelor’s degree will help you get your foot-in-the-door if you are seeking a career in the Pharmaceutical Sciences field. Further formal education will prepare you for careers in research, higher education, and drug analysis. Pharmaceutical scientists work to improve personal as well as society health in research facilities, universities, government agencies, laboratories.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pharmaceutical Sciences Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations
- National Community Pharmacist Association
Publications/Magazines in Pharmaceutical Sciences