Career Opportunities in Pharmacology & Toxicology

University of the Sciences offers a graduate program that leads to the master of science or doctor of philosophy degrees with specialization in pharmacology and toxicology. You will prepare for a professional career as a pharmacologist or toxicologist in academia, private industry, or public service. Educational emphasis is placed on integrating theory with experiment through advanced coursework and independent, faculty-supervised laboratory research.

Pharmacology Career Outlook

Pharmacology is an important subject discipline in health professions such as medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.

Pharmacologists are scientists who study the actions of drugs on biological systems. They work in universities, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, clinics, hospitals, and other places where medicinal substances are being discovered, investigated, developed, and used to treat illness. Pharmacologists learn how drugs modify living organisms by studying and measuring drug actions at molecular, biochemical, cellular, and physiological levels of analysis.

Visit the website of The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics to find descriptions of diverse career opportunities for pharmacologists.

Toxicology Career Outlook

Toxicology is a field of scientific study concerned with the adverse effects of chemical substances on living systems.

Toxicologists draw on our expanding knowledge of biological and chemical phenomena to explain and predict the nature and extent of harmful effects of chemicals on living systems.

Numerous career options for toxicologists exist in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and environmentally related industries, in teaching and research, and in governmental regulation of chemical usage. Visit the website of The Society of Toxicology to find detailed information on careers in toxicology:

Career Services

From career counseling, to helping you develop networks with other alumni, to helping you make contacts in the pharmaceutical industry, we can help you advance and develop your career. For information and assistance, contact our Office of Career Services at 215.596.8735.