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Pharmaceutical Studies

Belmont student working in the pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Studies Major is an interdisciplinary major offering students a strong background in chemistry, biology, and business.   Students graduating from this program will receive a B.S. degree in Pharmaceutical Studies. Students in the Pharmaceutical Studies Program will select one of two possible tracks: Sales or Pharmacy School.  The program does not require a minor due to number of hours and its interdisciplinary nature.  

The selection of courses has been optimized to best prepare students for a variety of fields in the area of pharmaceutical science such as:

  • Pharmacy School
  • Graduate School
  • Pharmaceutical Sales or Marketing

The Pharmaceutical Studies curriculum and course descriptions can be found in the current Belmont University catalog (click here).

Belmont student working in the pharmacy

The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation for a variety of career paths including:

Certified Pharmacy Technician -- Assists in a pharmacy under the guidance of a pharmacist

Registered Pharmacist (Pharm.D.) -- Practices pharmacy in a hospital or other clinical setting, a retail environment or in a pharmaceutical or insurance company

Pharmaceutical Scientist (Ph.D.) -- Has a doctoral degree in pharmaceutical sciences and is equipped to perform research in a pharmaceutical company or become a professor in a pharmacy school

Pharmaceutical Representative -- Involved in sales and marketing for a particular pharmaceutical company


The College of Pharmacy at Belmont University offers an Early Assurance Program to the PharmD for qualified freshman applicants. Please check the College of Pharmacy website for more information ( Pre-pharmacy students who do not meet the Early Assurance requirements are still eligible and are encouraged to apply for admission to Belmont’s PharmD program at the appropriate time.