Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences is designed for students who are planning to obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in seven years. It provides a solid science foundation and broad liberal arts education while preparing students for careers in the areas of research/laboratory work, quality control, and administration in pharmaceutics, biotechnology, and healthcare industries.

This major is open to incoming freshmen who are direct admits to the Temple University School of Pharmacy. Current students who have been admitted to the Pharmacy School and can complete this major within their first year of Temple University School of Pharmacy are welcome to declare this major.

The B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a 4-year, non-licensure, undergraduate bachelor’s degree program, and does not qualify the student for state board examination to become a registered pharmacist.

Students must meet the admissions requirements for early admission to the Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Contact Information:

Dr. Susan Varnum, Program Director
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean for Science Education​
College of Science and Technology​
629 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-4073
susan.varnum@temple.edu

Joan Hankins, BBA
Director of Admissions
School of Pharmacy
215-707-4900
joan.hankins@temple.edu

College of Science and Technology
Center for Academic Advising and Professional Development
First Floor of the Paley Library, Suite 150
215-204-2890
cstadv@temple.edu

Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
Mitten Hall, Suite 110
215-204-2513
healthadvising@temple.edu

Bachelor of Science

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (123 total s.h.)
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major: SCTC 2396 and one other writing-intensive course.
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete CST majors typically receive a waiver for 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
    • Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
  2. College Requirements
    • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). School of Pharmacy courses may be used for up to 33 of these credits.
    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). School of Pharmacy courses may be used for up to 33 of these credits.
    • First Year Seminar Requirement: All students in the College of Science & Technology (CST) are required to take a 1 credit first year seminar course, SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page. Only one course in this category may count towards graduation.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (47-50 s.h.)
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. Pharmacy courses will count towards this requirement.
    Chemistry
    Select one of the following:4
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
    Select one of the following:4
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    Organic Chemistry for Majors I
    and Organic Majors Laboratory I (F)
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    Organic Chemistry for Majors II
    and Organic Majors Laboratory II (S)
    Organic Chemistry for Honors II
    and Organic Honors Laboratory II (S)
    Biology
    BIOL 1111Introduction to Organismal Biology4
    or BIOL 1911 Honors Introduction to Organismal Biology
    BIOL 2112Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
    or BIOL 2912 Honors Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Mathematics
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    Physics
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    General Physics I
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Select one of the following: 13-4
    Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    Mammalian Anatomy (F)
    Select one of the following: 13-4
    Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    Mammalian Physiology (S)
    Economics
    Select one of the following:3
    Macroeconomic Principles
    Microeconomic Principles
    Honors Macroeconomic Principles
    Honors Microeconomic Principles
    Science and Technology
    SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology (WI)3
    Writing-Intensive
    Writing-Intensive Course (WI)3-4
    Total Credit Hours47-50
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course
  4.  School of Pharmacy requirements (33 s.h.)

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I 
Honors General Chemical Science I (F) 
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
SCTC 1001CST First Year Seminar1
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 1111 or 1911Introduction to Organismal Biology4
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II 
Honors General Chemical Science II (S) 
General Education/Elective Credits7
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
BIOL 2112 or 2912Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology4
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry I 
Organic Chemistry for Majors I (F) 
Organic Chemistry for Honors I (F) 
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry II 
Organic Chemistry for Majors II (S) 
Organic Chemistry for Honors II (S) 
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
General Physics I 
Honors General Physics I (F) 
General Education/Elective Credits8
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Select one of the following:13-4
Mammalian Anatomy (F) 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I (F) 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 
Select one of the following:3
Macroeconomic Principles 
Microeconomic Principles 
Honors Macroeconomic Principles 
Honors Microeconomic Principles 
Writing-Intensive Course [WI]3-4
General Education/Elective Credits6-4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Select one of the following:13-4
Mammalian Physiology (S) 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II (S) 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 
SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology [WI]3
General Education/Elective Credits9-8
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
School of Pharmacy courses16
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
School of Pharmacy courses17
 Term Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours: 123
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course

NOTES:

  • 62-65 credits - required undergraduate prerequisites for admission to the Pharmacy Program.
  • 28-25 credits - required to complete undergraduate degree requirements, including GenEd and Writing Intensive requirements not satisfied with the 62-65 credits required for admission to the Pharmacy Program.
  • 33 credits - School of Pharmacy credits.