B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical scientists are focused on the discovery and development of new medications that may one day be used by patients to manage their health.

This spirit of discovery is echoed in the B.S. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) which provides students with a strong foundation in research.

Students are engaged in laboratory-based coursework for all four years of the program, working side-by-side with faculty on a wide range of research based projects.

All students in the BSPS program select one of two concentrations: Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics (see curricular coursework on this page).

A thesis option also exists in the BSPS program for students with a substantial interest in participating in basic science research. 

B.S./M.S. Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Another option available within the BSPS program is a joint degree program done entirely at ACPHS where students earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences in five years, instead of the typical six.

By earning two degrees in this manner, you save time (and money) while accelerating the next phase of your life - whether it's pursuing studies toward a Ph.D., a professional degree, or career opportunities in pharmaceutical or biomedical research.

Career Pathways

A bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from ACPHS is an excellent launching pad to a wide range of career opportunities and will help set you apart from biology or chemistry majors for a range of positions at pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotech companies.

The program is also excellent preparation for professional or graduate school, including ACPHS’ own Master’s program in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Highly qualified students may also be eligible for the ACPHS/Albany Medical College Early Assurance Program. Through the program, students may apply to Albany Medical College at the end of their sophomore years. If accepted, the student is assured of admission to the medical school upon completion of their undergraduate degree from ACPHS.

In recent years, graduates of the BSPS program have continued their education at institutions that include:

Medical Schools

  • Albany Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Des Moines University Medical School
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • University of Ottawa Medical School

Master's, Professional, and Ph.D. Programs

  • Albany Law School
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • Vanderbilt University