Pharmacognosy Program Overview

Many modern drugs used today have roots in pharmacognosy—the study of medicines derived from natural products found in plants and animals. As more health-conscious Americans look to herbal medicines and remedies, the demand increases for experts in this growing field.  

University of Sciences prepares you to meet this demand with one of the only advanced pharmacognosy degree programs in the country.

With our hands-on approach and small teacher-to-student ratio, you’ll get the deep knowledge and practical skills you need to excel in a pharmacognosy career. Areas of study in include:

  • Ethnobotany
  • Nutraceuticals research
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Marine and microbial organism research

Plus, you’ll gain a firm foundation in the general field of chemistry—and even more high-demand skills for today’s job market.

Our pharmacognosy programs fit your busy schedule. You can choose from a master’s thesis or a doctoral degree program.

We offer courses in the late afternoon and evening hours on a full- or part-time basis. We offer an integrated BS/MS or BS/PhD degree program where you can obtain a graduate degree in less time than a traditional degree program.