Do more with Edukasyon.ph!

Get more college and career guidance by signing up to Edukasyon.ph! Gain access to free and premium career assessment tests, useful content to help you navigate college and helpful internship guides to start your career journey.

×

Join 500,000 students in the Edukasyon.ph community!

Create a FREE account to discover opportunities

and get personalized advice for your education to career path.

(We'll help you get there the easiest way possible.)

Come for the rewards, stay for the learning.

You must agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before proceeding

I accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

BS in Pharmacy in the Philippines

What would you like to do:
  1. Read about the BS in Pharmacy course:
    Start reading >>
  2. Find colleges offering BS in Pharmacy programs:

    Find Pharmacy schools

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy is a four-year college degree designed for people who want to have a career in the various fields of the pharmaceutical industry. The program focuses on the identification, discovery, isolation, synthesis, and formulation of biologically active compounds for clinical use. Students are also able to have a wider understanding of the different factors affecting drug behavior in the body.


Recommended Senior High School Strand

Students who want to pursue a degree in Pharmacy are encouraged to take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand under the Academic Track. The strand provides the basics of applied mathematics and sciences that will be useful in their college life.


Subjects and Curriculum

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Drug Testing and Analysis
  • Dispensing and Medication Analysis
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Pharmacology-Therapeutics
  • Pharmacognosy and Plant Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Calculation
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry

Admission Requirements

Qualifications

  • The student must be a high school graduate. 

However, if they were not able to graduate high school, they may opt to take the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and pass the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) to qualify for college; the availability of courses for PEPT passers depend on the university.

  • The students must pass the College Admissions Test of the university.

Basic Requirements

  • Form 138 - High School Report Card (Original and Photocopy)
  • Recommendation letter from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Most recent medical and dental health record
  • Copy of NSO Certified birth certificate
  • Certificate of Good moral character
  • Copy of honorable dismissal
  • Copy of high school diploma
  • (1) Latest 2”x2” ID Picture

Program Outcome

Graduates of BS in Pharmacy are expected to be able to:

  • Define terminologies related to pharmacokinetics
  • Present raw data and derive pharmacokinetic models and parameters that explain the pharmacokinetic behavior of drugs in the body
  • Understand how the changes in the physiologic state and disease states affect one’s drug behavior
  • Apply biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics knowledge in the design of rational drug therapy and monitoring

On-The-Job Training/Internship

During the fourth year of the program, students are required to attend an On the Job Training (OJT) in the various field of pharmacy; drugstores for retail, hospitals for clinical, and for pharmaceutical companies for manufacturing. Students are given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an actual work setting. Usually, universities require them to submit a written report on their tasks, learning experiences, and hours rendered. Their work performance will also be evaluated by their immediate managers and will be submitted to their respective OJT coordinator. The number of hours required may differ in each university.


Board Exam

To become a Registered Pharmacist in the Philippines, a graduate of BS in Pharmacy needs to pass the Pharmacist Licensure Examination. The examination is conducted by the Board of Pharmacy under the supervision of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of BS in Pharmacy may pursue a career path in higher education institutions, community drug stores, hospitals, government agencies, research establishments, public health and in the pharmaceutical industry. They may apply as a pharmaceutical sales representative, community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist, regulatory affairs officer, process development pharmacist, clinical research associate, and a medical research scientist.

Find schools offering BS in Pharmacy:

Reviews of BS in Pharmacy graduates:

K. R.
◈ Studied B.S. in Pharmacy
◈ At University of the Immaculate Conception
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose Pharmacy: Aside from I really wanted to have a medical degree, I decided to take up B.S. In pharmacy because Me and my older sister wanted to take over our mother’s pharmacy in General Santos City.

list bulletAbout my college education: Bachelor of Pharmacy is a course that covers clinical and social sciences that takes the understanding of drugs and pharmacy. We were taught how to be professional and responsible. That we must focus on professional practice and quality use of medicines, for example we went to community services and hospital pharmacies.

list bulletMy current job: I don’t have any work as of now, but I currently help my mother run our pharmacy at General Santos City.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Until now I still remember the terms, the procedures and the right medicine to use for a specific sickness. All the things that I learned at UIC I apply it now at our pharmacy, every time we travel to General Santos City we go straight to our mother’s pharmacy to help her.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: As I answered in question #9 I don’t have any work today, I just assist on operating my mother’s pharmacy.

list bulletDo I recommend studying Pharmacy: You should consider taking this course if you are interested in diseases and medicine therapies. Pharmacists mostly know more about medicines than most doctors do, pharmacists are experts when it comes to medicines! Salary is not that high paying but if you like the science of medicines then I recommend you to take this course.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Anyone who is interested to take up B.S. In pharmacy should be really familiar with human anatomy, one must read books, read articles and magazine about health and beauty, research videos and documentation of different sickness and diseases of people.
Was this review useful to you? Usefull Not usefull
Register with Edukasyon.ph
REGISTER WITH US?

We've noticed you're enjoying this article! Would you like to continue to grow your knowledge and improve your education? Register on Edukasyon to search, apply, and dive deeper into your educational future.

Register Now

CONTINUE READING

Related Courses

Powered by Edukasyon.ph BLOG

School

Schools Offering Online Courses In The Philippines

Can't go to college due to lack of money or time? Earn your college degree from home!

Powered by Edukasyon.ph BLOG

Career

7 TESDA Courses That Lead to High-Paying Jobs

Does TESDA have courses that can take you to high-paying jobs? The answer is a resounding YES!

0