The Bachelor of Science Degree in
Pharmaceutical Science (BSPS Program)

Apply to the Bachelor of Science Program

The Hampton University School of Pharmacy is introducing a new degree program, the Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science (BSPS).The program offers a variety of career opportunities for students interested in the science of drugs and medicine. The program has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

BSPS Curricular Tracks

The BSPS degree is designed to allow students to select one of two tracks: an Industry Track or a Pre-Pharmacy Track. Students enrolled in either track will have an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. Each of the two tracks requires a total of 120 credit hours of coursework. Both curricula cover general education topic areas as well as courses in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students will also be required to complete a summer research externship as well as a research capstone course. 

The BSPS Pre-Pharmacy Track prepares students either to seek the Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) or to enter a graduate program to obtain either a Master’s or a Ph.D. degree.

The BSPS Industry Track is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue technical positions in industrial, academic, or other research environments within the areas of drug discovery, development, and commercialization.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students in either track will have knowledge and skills to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to critically think, analyze, and solve problems in the basic pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with members of the scientific community.
  • Demonstrate a thorough grasp of fundamental knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical concepts and be capable of integration of such topics.
  • Employ scientific ethics as exemplified by faculty and outlined in NIH Guidelines for Conduct of Research.

For more information about the BSPS program, please contact the School of Pharmacy at 757-727-5071 or