College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Majors
Why you should study Pharmaceutical Sciences at UToledo
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The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.P.S.) degree is a four-year baccalaureate program that includes a required internship. The pharmaceutical sciences represent the collective basic sciences that underlie pharmacy. This degree program is designed for students who wish to attend medical school or pursue careers related to the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical science and research, pharmacy administration and sales, the biomedical industry, forensic science, and healthcare administration. It also prepares students to enter law school or pursue graduate studies. There are five majors in this degree program.

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Majors

Graduates of the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program have a variety of career paths from which to choose, including medicine, nursing, pre-clinical research and development, clinical and regulatory affairs, product marketing and sales, science writing and editing, investment analysis, forensic science, product testing, and manufacturing. Our graduates are in high demand because of their unique training and preparation.

Pre-Med, Pharmaceutical Sciences

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is an excellent choice for Pre-Med education. Majoring in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry or in Pharmacology/Toxicology will place you ahead of the curve in medical school and will make your medical school application unique.

Learn More About The Pre-Med Option

B.S.P.S. Scholars

The B.S.P.S. Scholars program recognizes highly qualified direct from high school students who intend to study pharmaceutical/medical sciences and pursue graduate school or medical professions (physician, veterinarian, dentistry). B.S.P.S. Scholars participate in undergraduate research training over the summer following their freshman year (stipend provided for living expenses). Scholars are offered unique experiences to introduce them to the pharmaceutical sciences and learn leadership skills by developing relationships with industry professionals. 


B.S./M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry is an additional degree option that allows students to obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five calendar years. Students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program choose a faculty mentor as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the M.S. thesis research with the same mentor.


The B.S./M.S. in Pharmacology/Toxicology is an additional degree option that allows students to obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in five calendar years. Students in the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program choose a faculty mentor as an internship mentor during the undergraduate years and continue the M.S. thesis research with the same mentor.

Why Pharmaceutical Sciences at UToledo?

  • In response to the increasing demand for scientists, researchers, administrators, and professional sales representatives in the pharmaceutical fields, UToledo is a leader in offering the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program in Ohio and has one of only 19 such programs in the nation.
  • For students interested in medical school, a degree in pharmaceutical sciences provides course work in pharmacology that medical schools like to see on a transcript. The pharmaceutical science curriculum provides more depth and breadth than a major in biology or chemistry.
  • The UToledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a nationally accredited and nationally ranked pharmacy school. It offers the personal attention of a small college with the resources and opportunities of a large university.
  • The college occupies two state-of-the-art facilities with the latest instructional laboratories, classrooms, and research laboratories featuring advanced equipment and computer technologies.
  • Faculty members are nationally recognized teachers and researchers.
  • The required internship provides students with unique experiences to give them an edge when applying for jobs and professional or graduate schools.
  • Highly qualified students entering the college will be considered for the Honors Program, which offers students the opportunity to interact with faculty in specialized honors courses.

 Admission to The University of Toledo

For general UToledo admission and application information, visit the Admissions webpage.

Admission Requirements for B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of Toledo requires specific completion of college preparatory curriculum course work for admission consideration.  The minimum academic core requirements are:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry)
  • 3 years of natural sciences
  • 3 years of social science

To be admitted into the pre-pharmacy program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • >2.5 High School GPA or >20 ACT or 950 SAT (combined reading & math; test dates prior to March 2016) or 1030 new SAT (test dates March 2016 and later) or >170 GED (for each of the 4 subject scores)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies in the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences.

Direct Admission

UToledo offers an early admission program called Direct Admission, a competitive process that grants admission to the professional division to academically exceptional students during the senior year of high school. Find out more about Direct Admission.


Transfer students can be admitted into either the first or second year of prerequisites, depending on the number of science-related courses already successfully completed. Transfer students can expect to matriculate for a minimum of five years for the PharmD degree. Transfer students are considered second-year students if a full year of the appropriate general chemistry and biology courses (with all labs) has been taken. College faculty evaluates courses for equivalencies, and transfer students must submit syllabi for evaluation if they are requested. More about transferring into the college.

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Last Updated: 3/29/23