College of Pharmacy

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (B.S.P.S.)



Knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical sciences will be in great demand as new innovations are being developed in medication production, drug therapy, and delivery systems for drugs. As a specialist in pharmaceutical sciences, you might aid in developing, manufacturing, and evaluating products such as tablets, capsules, ointments, and liquids for medicinal, nutritional, and cosmetic use.

Pharmaceutical sciences graduates can expect to earn an annual starting salary between $45,000 and $85,000, depending on level of experience and work setting.

Employment Options

  • Pharmaceutical and Life Science companies need B.S.-level graduates to do lab work of all kinds. As someone with the hands-on experience that comes with your B.S.P.S. degree at URI, will be highly qualified for these positions.
  • The difference between hiring a BS versus MS versus PhD degree person is where an employee will be in the management chain and how much project supervision the employee will have. Higher degrees are demanded for more management and supervisory positions.
  • Many career options are available in pharmaceutical sciences: drug discovery and design, drug delivery, drug action, clinical sciences, drug analysis, pharmacoeconomics, regulatory affairs, marketing, and sales are the primary broad categories. Each includes myriad job opportunities.

Options for Furthering Your Education

  • Graduate school in more specialized field for M.S. or Ph.D.: at URI or another university
  • Medical school for MD or DO: at another university
  • Dental school for DDS or DMD: at another university
  • Business school for MBA: at URI or another university
  • Law school for JD: at another university
  • Veterinary school for DVM: at another university
  • Pharmacy school for Pharm.D.: at another university (remember URI is a 0-6 program)

Career Options

  • Product development
  • Research
  • Production and manufacturing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Technical services
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Packaging


  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Government agencies
  • Specialty laboratories
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Hospitals

Companies Hiring our Graduates

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • ALK-Abello, Long Island NY
  • Amgen, RI
  • Biogen-Idec, MA
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Broad Institute, Cambridge MA
  • CellDex Therapeutics
  • Contract with international medical device co, via Aerotek Scientific Staffing
  • Covance
  • CVS Caremark Corp
  • Cyalume Specialty Products
  • Cyprotex
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Denison Pharmaceuticals, Lincoln RI
  • EPA environmental research and business support program
  • Glaxo-Smith-Kline
  • Hanna Instruments, RI
  • Lipomed, Inc, Cambridge MA
  • Medtronic, New Haven CT
  • NY State Department of Health
  • Organogenesis, Canton MA
  • Performix Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pfizer, Groton CT
  • Pharmacy Creations Compounding Lab
  • Prestium Pharma
  • Rhodes Pharma, Coventry, RI
  • Sanofi-Pasteur
  • Teknor Apex, Pawtucket RI
  • Theorem Clinical Research
  • Vericel Corporation
  • Waters Corp

MS and PhD programs our Graduates are attending

  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
  • Northeastern University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of Rhode Island

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