Pharmaceutical Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) is a four-year baccalaureate program.  Pharmaceutical Sciences combine a broad range of scientific disciplines that are critical to development and discovery of new drugs and therapies.  The degree is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and biomedical industries, pharmaceutical sales, pharmacy and health care administrations.  The degree also prepares students who are interested to apply to pharmacy, medical or graduate schools to be more competitive for admission into the best professional and graduate programs of their choice.

Mission Statement

The mission of the BSPS program in the Department of Health and Human Studies at Elizabeth City State University is to produce graduates who will be highly sought after for their skill and expertise by pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, academic institutions, government and private research institutes and regulatory agencies. Graduates of the program will be highly prepared to be competitive for admissions into the best professional and graduate schools in the world.

Structure of the Program

The program consists of a two year pre-professional study that encompasses the general sciences (like Chemistry, Biology and Physics), arts, humanities and social sciences (general education). This is then followed by two years of major study that equips students with excellent skills needed to be valuable assets to the drug discovery and development processes in pharmaceutical companies. Students will take courses that include, for example, Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Drug Discovery, Design and Development etc. (for a detailed curriculum click here).  A total of 120 semester hours are required for graduation from the BSPS program.

Program Objectives:

  • To provide a quality undergraduate education for rewarding professional career opportunities and graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences.
  • To promote knowledge using basic laboratory skills, experience in data gathering and analysis, critical thinking and communication in oral and written formats.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences – Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Communication skill – Graduates of pharmaceutical science will communicate effectively
  • Critical thinking – Our graduates will think critically.

Plan of Study 
BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Lectures: Lectures are presented in both didactic and problem-solving formats. There is a state of the-art facility with latest instructional laboratories and web-enhanced platforms for delivering lectures.  The smart classrooms available in the pharmacy complex are among the most modern and lectures are delivered in very congenial learning environments. There are engaged faculty members with a wide range of experiences who are committed to excellence and qualitative education. The classroom experience is augmented with appropriate hands-on laboratory and industrial exposures. Each student is given an opportunity to experience pharmaceutical sciences at work, formulate and develop personal philosophies that guide him/her through a successful career path in the future.

Internships: Early interface between theory and practice is critical to a qualitative professional development of students. Consequently, internships are critical components of our BSPS program. Students are encouraged to participate in internship programs during the summer months of their junior year. It is a mentored experience in the industry, research and regulatory institutes and/or on-campus research laboratories.

Qualified graduates are highly sought for employment in pharmaceutical and biotechnology research environments

 Pharmaceutical Sciences graduates may find opportunities in universities/colleges

 Graduates of pharmaceutical sciences can work as drug analysts, marketing/sales drug representatives, research associates in drug delivery

Additional Fees not Included in Tuition


Proctoring Fees


Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated


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Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No


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Anthony Emekalum, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pharmacy
326 STEM Complex
Campus Box 930
Phone: (252) 335-8521
Fax: (252) 335-3697