Our undergraduate program in Biopharmaceutical Sciences prepares you for graduate work in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, biomedical engineering, business, finance and law. Through innovative coursework and independent research opportunities, the program instills you with skills in pharmaceutical sciences, business, marketing, product development and lifecycle, and medical product development and use. You’ll leave the program positioned for employment at leading research universities and in industry, government or any research-centric arena.
Courses focus on sub disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences—including the study of the chemical and physical properties of drugs and their biological effects—and link these systems to the discovery, development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals for the advancement of human health. Courses also explore the business and marketing aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.
Apply principles and theories related to the pharmaceutical sciences and the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for careers in this field
Integrate the current methods being utilized in genomics, molecular/cellular biology, pharmacoeconomics and big-data capabilities into new understandings of pharmaceutical sciences
Pursue future academic opportunities in the health sciencesvPursue future academic opportunities in the health sciences
Produce and interpret research outputs with relevance to pharmaceutical, pharmacoeconomic, medical, regulatory and healthcare projects
Students in the Biopharmaceutical Sciences major are eligible to graduate with honors by participating in a capstone project.
“We’re going to see incredible innovation in the next 10 to 25 years. This program will prepare students to be the leaders of this next wave of innovation.”
Daryl L. Davies
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, USC School of Pharmacy
How is the Biopharmaceutical Sciences program helping you with your career aspirations?
“As an aspiring oncologist with an interest in innovating cancer therapeutics, the program is helping me develop a holistic understanding of the biomedical industry, the healthcare system, and innovative medical products.”
BS Biopharmaceutical Sciences ’23
What do you enjoy most about the Biopharmaceutical Sciences program?
“The Biopharmaceutical Sciences program takes a unique multidisciplinary approach to give in-depth education in pharmaceutical product discovery, development, and commercialization to prepare students for a career in the healthcare industry. The program has helped me build connections and deeper relationships with classmates and professors, which can be hard to find at any other educational institution.”