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Pharmaceutical Sciences, B.S.

College of Pharmacy

Pre-pharmacy students can opt to earn this bachelor's degree as you work toward your Doctor of Pharmacy. The bachelor's degree is awarded at the end of the second professional year of pharmacy school.

This degree is available only to USC Pharm.D. students who have completed pre-pharmacy coursework and the first two years of the professional program, as well as all Carolina Core requirements. It combines core and laboratory-based coursework to prepare you to be a well-rounded, well-educated scientist. You cannot practice pharmacy or care for patients in the U.S. with this degree.

Program Highlights

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    A Long Tradition

    Study in a nationally recognized program that has been educating pharmacists for more than 150 years.

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    Build a Network

    Build a network of pharmacists, researchers and professionals through our renowned faculty and expansive alumni network.

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    Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation Center

    Unite the study and practice of pharmacy with the exciting opportunities of entrepreneurship and innovation.

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    Strong Foundation

    Earn a four-year degree while working toward your ultimate goal: a University of South Carolina Pharm.D. degree.

What You’ll Study

Since this degree is designed for students who intend to pursue the Doctor of Pharmacy, you must be accepted into our Pharm.D. program to meet its requirements, and you must not possess a prior baccalaureate or higher degree. The pre-pharmacy and professional years one and two coursework, supplemented with several additional courses, fulfills the degree requirements.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Medical Terminology

    Understanding and using specialized language and vocabulary in health care settings


    Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal

  • Customer Service

    Providing assistance and support to customers to ensure satisfaction with a product or service


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Interprofessional Collaboration

    Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Intern
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pharmacy Clerk
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Retail
  • Business

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

The College of Pharmacy has given me invaluable mentors, wonderful memories, lifelong friends, pharmacy connections and, most importantly, a firm passion for serving others throughout my career.

Leigh Joyner
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

Degree content is provided for informational purposes only. The Academic Bulletin is the source of record for all degree information.