Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in the Philippines

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) is a four-year degree program in the Philippines that is concerned with drugs and other related substances. These include medicinal drugs, cosmetics, and common household products.

By enrolling in this program you will learn how to develop and manufacture drugs for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases; how to manage pharmacies, and how to assist patients with health and drug-related concerns.

Some examples of courses that you may take while enrolled in this program include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology with Pathophysiology
  • General Concept of the Health Care System
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Calculation
  • Pharmacognosy and Plant Chemistry
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Dispensing and Medication Counseling
  • Principles of Pharmacy Administration and Management
  • Clinical Toxicology
  • Quality Control – Drug Testing and Analysis

Aside from taking the courses mentioned above, you may also be required to complete a minimum of 960 hours worth of On-the-Job Training at chosen communities, hospitals, and commercial pharmacies in order to familiarize you with the work of professional pharmacists.


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Licensed Pharmacists usually hold the following positions:

  • Pharmacist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Quality Control Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Food and Drug Regulation Officer
  • Consultant
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Forensic Analyst


Passing the Licensure Examination for Pharmacists is one of the requirements in seeking employment in the pharmaceutical industry. Please visit the official website of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) for more information.

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  1. Good evening! I just want to ask if i will take the pharmacy course, how long will it take? I am a registered nurse.

    • Hi, Reyzale!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      That would depend on how many units will be carried over from your previous course to your new one, and that, in turn depends on the curriculum of the school you are going to enroll at. We suggest you get in touch with the registrar of the said school, so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.

  2. Hello
    Im planning to shift my old course to Education major in Biology then after that I will take the course BS in Pharmacy, I seek a good advice. thank you

  3. Hi Im a RN and i would like to be a Registered Pharmacist.. Can I ask what are the requirements??? Thanks a lot..

  4. Hi…
    Gusto ko pong mag-aral ng BS Pharmacist course. Na sa Kuwait po ako ngayon nagtatrabaho kaya online course sana ang gusto ko.