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PhD in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The PhD program in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a research-intensive program designed for those interested in developing their careers as research scientists or a related profession. The program offers diverse areas of study and research including Pharmaceutics and Nanotechnology, Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Immunology and Immunotherapy, Computational Biology, Cancer Therapeutics, and Infectious Diseases Research. The College of Pharmacy also offers a separate Master of Science in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences program.


The PhD-BPS program is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

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    • Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Information Session

      Tuesday, July 16 at 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

      Recent advances in pharmaceutical science make pharmaceutical research a rewarding career for people interested in improving lives through the discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceutical products. Join us for an introduction into WesternU’s, Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences Program!

    • WesternU Preview Day & Open House | California Campus

      Saturday, November 16 at 8:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

      Get to know WesternU, our programs, and our community. Choose your program of interest and join us on our Pomona, California campus to: – Hear directly from our president and faculty members about program curriculum and highlights – Explore our classrooms, labs, hands-on learning spaces, and more – Connect with current students and learn about their experiences – Participate in hands-on, interactive workshops – Learn about navigating the admissions process and preparing to meet our application requirements – Gain insights into setting yourself up for admissions success