College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) 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 health care administration. It also prepares students to enter law school or pursue graduate studies. There are five majors in this degree program: 

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.

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

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

Why Study Pharmaceutical Sciences at UT?

  • In response to the increasing demand for scientists, researchers, administrators, and professional sales representatives in the pharmaceutical fields, UT 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 UT 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. Wolfe Hall is one of the most advanced science facilities in the nation, and the college's new, $25 million facility on the university's Health Science Campus, The Frederic and Mary Wolfe Center, offers students hands-on experience in an integrated medical community. 
  • Faculty members in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are nationally recognized teachers and researchers.
  • The required internship in "real life" settings 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 of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 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 UT admission and application information, visit the UT Admissions webpage.

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program at The University of Toledo has a 2+2 structure. This means students complete the required two years of pre-professional division prerequisite coursework before entering the professional division. Admission to the professional division is competitive, and students apply during the second year of study. Read P1 Class Profiles, statistical information regarding admission into the professional division.

Admission Requirements for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

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-professional division of the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • 2.5 GPA or GED or 20 ACT/950 SAT

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

Contingent Admission

UT offers an early admission program called Contingent Admission, a competitive process that grants admission to the professional division to academically exceptional students during the senior year of high school. Read the Contingent Admission Policy for information on how to qualify for Contingent Admission.

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences Program of Study and Coursework

Read the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Career Series, which lists all pre-professional and professional division coursework for the B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences program.

Pre-Professional Curriculum for students entering the P1 year in or after Fall 2010

  • General Program Requirements and Pre-professional Division Requirements, Page 1
  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Professional Division Curriculum, Page 2
  • Pharmaceutics Professional Division Curriculum, Page 3
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Professional Division Curriculum, Page 5
  • Pharmacy Administration Major Professional Division Curriculum, Page 6

Transfer Students

Transfer students can be admitted into either the first or second year of the pre-professional division, 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

Pharmacy Summer Camp

Pharmacy Summer Camp is a great way for rising high school seniors to learn more about Pharmacy and experience UT.

Contact Us

For assistance, please call the Office of Student Affairs at 419.383.1904 or email your questions to pharmacy@utoledo.edu.

To get the full picture of all that The University of Toledo has to offer, make plans to visit our campus. You'll have the opportunity to tour our beautiful campus, learn more about our majors, and see the facilities that allow UT to prepare our excellent students for success. We'll make sure you also have a chance to meet faculty and students in your field of interest.  Come and speak with an admission counselor and academic advisers; see for yourself just how promising your collegiate career can be at UT.

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Last Updated: 6/30/15