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Chemistry, B.S. – Pharmaceutical Sciences Concentration

Learn about drug discovery and development, how pharmaceuticals work in the body, and how they are manufactured. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready for advanced study or for a career in the field.

What You’ll Learn

The Chemistry, B.S. – Pharmaceutical Sciences Concentration offers unmatched learning opportunities with our faculty scientists, providing you with a pathway to high-demand jobs such as research scientists, medicinal chemists, and laboratory technicians in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and government settings.

The degree includes a core curriculum in humanities and research principles and practices, general chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative and instrumental analysis, physical chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and mathematics. This concentration dives into specialized coursework in pharmaceutical chemistry, drug discovery, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.

You'll work in our modern research labs, contributing to research under the mentorship of our highly-skilled faculty in areas such as synthetic and medicinal chemistry, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.

Interested in becoming a teacher? Our Accelerated (4+1) program offers you the opportunity to get your teaching certificate at an accelerated rate. Earn your Chemistry, B.S. with a Pharmaceutical Sciences concentration and your Adolescent Education, M.A.T. in just five years.

Employers/Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University Irving Medical Cente
  • NuBiyota LLC
  • Columbia University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

Career Options

  • Medical Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Medical Chemist
  • Laboratory Clinician
  • Product Developer

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Outstanding outcomes.



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How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you'll have fulfilled all the requirements for entrance to medical school, or to pursue graduate studies in pharmaceutical sciences and engineering, biotechnology, and other areas.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Top-Tier Ranking

New York Tech is a Top Performer for Social Mobility among regional universities in the North.