The pharmaceutical industry is quickly growing, with the broadening job market requiring graduates with strong skills in the pharmaceutical sciences. Graduates are well equipped to work in exciting areas such as drug discovery and development, clinical trials, manufacturing and production, sales and marketing, as well as management.
The Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science is a flexible program that allows you to gain specialist knowledge relevant to your career ambitions, such as research and development, manufacturing and quality control, drug development and professional and business roles. You will also have the chance to develop your communication skills and capacity to liaise with industry through the completion of a project or placement within your area of interest.
As a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science or Bachelor of Pharmacy student, you may be eligible to enter the double degree, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science/Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours). Eligibility will be dependent on academic performance following completion of the first two years of study in either program.
Third year Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science
‘I chose the Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science as I loved learning chemistry and biology in high school. I wanted to do a degree that involved science and research that would improve the health of people. The program covers all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry giving you a taste of all the possible career pathways within the industry. You can choose electives to suit the pathway you choose to take.
My best university experiences so far would have to be the practicals. I’ve had practicals in chemistry, dosage form design, microbiology to name a few. I love putting theory into practice and learning by physically doing things.
I went to Bionomics for a two week placement where I worked in the chemistry lab and attempted to synthesise a cancer drug with the guidance of their chemistry team. It was an amazing experience using all of their state of the art machines and technology.
I hope to stay at UniSA for another year to do honours then make the decision whether or not I want to do a PhD.’
† This is based on the total number of units for this program where one EFTSL is expressed as 36 units.