Pharmaceutics and Drug Design

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in pharmaceutics and drug design prepare participants for careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical scientists and researchers design and develop new drugs. Read on to learn more about options in this career field.

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Pharmaceutics, also referred to as pharmaceutical science, involves the research and development of drugs. A pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical science or pharmaceutical chemistry degree program prepares graduates to design and create new drug therapies. To become a pharmacist, students must earn a Doctor of Pharmacy, which prepares graduates to distribute drugs to clients, tell them how to take the drugs and warn them about possible side effects. If you're interested in pursuing a career in this field, take a look at the following Study.com articles.

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Learners in the pharmaceutical sciences explore the physical and chemical properties of drugs and the physiological processes that influence their effectiveness. This can prepare them for positions researching and developing drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. Careers in administration and regulation are also available. Research positions generally require a doctorate.

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