Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/Pharmacy MS

Students may pursue a Ph.D. after graduation, continue on to a professional degree in pharmacy, medicine, nursing, etc., or seek employment in a pharmaceutical company.

M.S. track in Regulatory Sciences trains students in current drug regulations governing the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, animal health and combination products. Graduates with this combined degree would be ideal for Regulatory positions in CMC (chemistry, manufacturing and control) and/or research and development. This track would provide students with considerable expertise in the global regulatory sciences and make them extremely competitive for positions in industry where most of this has to be learned on the job.

M.S. track in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides students with the ability to specialize in the areas of pharmacology, drug delivery, or medicinal chemistry. Graduates from this track would gain considerable laboratory intensive training that would provide the practical experience to make them more competitive for research positions in industry or to prepare them for highly competitive

Admission to Program

- Application deadline is May 1 of each year.
- Applicants must have completed the fall of their 3rd year of the B.S. Program in the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have no grade lower than a C in any ENGL, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, or PMCY courses.
- A statement of purpose is required. This will include:
* name of faculty member who has agreed to serve as mentor (email or letter)
* which track (Pharmaceutical Sciences or Regulatory Sciences) has been chosen
* applicant's expectation from enrolling in the Double Dawgs program
* applicant's career goals

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

PMCY 4200/6200 (3)
PMCY 4500/6500-4500L/6500L, (4)
PMCY 4510/6510-4510L/6510L, (4)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

There are two paths offered for this dual degree:
Pharmaceutical Sciences Track
Regulatory Sciences Track

Please visit https://rx.uga.edu/academic-programs/bachelor-of-science-2/b-s-m-s-dual-degree-program/

Admission to Graduate Program

- Students must maintain a minimum of GPA of 3.0 during the 4th year of the B.S. program.
- Students must meet with the B.S./M.S. committee in March of the 4th year to discuss their progress in the program.
- Students who have a satisfactory progress will be allowed to apply to the Graduate School (April 1) for M.S. degree of the program.
- All undergraduate requirements must be completed by the end of 4th year spring semester to begin the M.S. requirements in summer.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Gurvinder Singh Rekhi
  • Email: gsrekhi@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-5343
  • Address: 420 RC Wilson Pharmacy Building

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences B.S.
  • Department/College: Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Leslie Standridge
  • Email: bsps@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-9755
  • Address: R.C. Wilson, Rm. 402

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Pharmacy M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Pharmacy

Advising Contact

  • Name: Barbara Derricotte
  • Email: barbarad@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-5403
  • Address: Pharmacy South, Rm 438