What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Drug Development requires the completion of a minimum of 128 units that include:

General Education Requirements

  • A minimum of six prerequisite courses designed to prepare students for the major
  • A minimum number of 28 units of upper division (300 level and above) courses in Pharmaceutical and Regulatory Science (RXRS)
  • A minimum of 8 units of upper division (300 level and above) courses in Biological Sciences (BISC) unique to the major

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Drug Development provides a novel path for science and non-science undergraduates at USC to gain significant knowledge in the disciplines of pharmacology and drug development. Pharmacology is the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic uses and toxicology. Drug development is the discipline that deals with the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a safe and effective medication for the advancement of human health. Completion of the major will prepare students for advanced clinical training in health-related fields including pharmacy, medicine and dentistry. It will also provide foundational education that can lead to new opportunities for students considering careers in biotech, pharmaceutics and biomedical industries.

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Drug Development is conferred by the USC School of Pharmacy.

Which department am I in?

USC School of Pharmacy

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$57,256.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Health Sciences Campus

University of Southern California,

LOS ANGELES,

California,

90033, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

For international students

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section); OR

A minimum IELTS score of 7; OR

A minimum PTE score of 68.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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