Pharmaceutical Sciences

MajorBachelor of Science

Advancing Medicine Development.

Launching in fall 2025, the bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences pairs the science of drug discovery, development, and delivery with new frontiers in data science, AI, and informatics. 

As a student, you’ll be exposed to the latest advances in pharmaceutical sciences, AI, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutics and regulatory science through a curriculum that merges chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and informatics. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research in areas such as precision medicine, gene therapy, genomics, and more. 

Butler’s location in Indianapolis—a healthcare, biotech, and pharma hub—will provide ample opportunities for internships and experiential learning. You’ll be well-prepared for jobs in the pharma and biotech, regulatory agencies, marketing, clinical trials, or pursuing advanced degrees such as PhD, MD, PharmD, or PA.

Program Information

  • PSI 201–Introduction to Contemporary Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PSI 202–Introduction to Professional Development
  • PSI 210–Introduction to Research Design
  • PSI 340–Informatics in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PSI 441–Prediction: Machine Learning and Statistics
  • PSI 441–Translational Bioinformatics
  • PSI 443–A.I. & Drug Discovery
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C. Patience Masamha
Associate Professor – Pharmaceutical Sciences
Education -BS honors in Biological Sciences-University of Zimbabwe -MS in Biology-Indiana University of Pennsylvania -PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-University of Oklahoma Health Science Center -Postdoc -University of Texas Health Science…
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Caleb Class
Assistant Professor – Pharmaceutical Sciences
Education2018: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)2015: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)2009: BS in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (West Lafayette,…
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Hala Fadda
Professor – Pharmaceutical Sciences
EDUCATIONPhD, Pharmaceutics, University College London School of Pharmacy, UKMaster of Pharmacy (MPharm), University College London School of Pharmacy, UKTEACHING RESPONSIBILITIESBiopharmaceuticsPharmaceuticsBiopharmaceutical AnalysisJournal club and…
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Learning Outcomes

You will integrate the principles of drug discovery, drug development, drug delivery, and drug approval to processes and data decisions in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences

You will integrate the foundational principles and practice of data analytics in biology and chemistry related to pharmaceutical sciences.

You will effectively communicate to diverse audiences existing and potential topics and issues impacting informatics and pharmaceutical sciences.

You will apply professional, culturally sensitive, and ethical behaviors to decision-making and problem-solving to support personalized medicine and diminish health disparities.

You will formulate the research design process to examine scientific issues and assess appropriate decision-making and problem-solving approaches within the pharmaceutical sciences field

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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