Typical Research Paths for Undergraduate Majors

Students from a wide range of biological and physical science undergraduate backgrounds have entered the Pharmaceutical Science PhD Program. Presented below is a chart that identifies the research cores (Drug Discovery; Drug Action; Drug Delivery) that have been typical paths for particular undergraduate majors. This chart by no means limits you to what programs you can join but serves as a general guideline. If you are accepted to the PhD program, study in each research core is available to you regardless of your background.

Undergraduate Major Drug Discovery Drug Action Drug Delivery
Bacteriology/Microbiology X X
Biochemistry X X X
Biomedical Engineering X
Biology X X
Botany X
Chemical & Biological
Engineering
X X X
Chemistry X X X
Food Science X
Genetics X X
Materials Sciences &
Engineering
X
Medical Microbiology &
Immunology
X
Medical Sciences X
Microbiology/Bacteriology X X
Molecular Biology X
Nutritional Sciences X X
Pharmacy
(Doctor of Pharmacy)
X X
Pharmacology& Toxicology X X
Physics X
Zoology X