University of the Sciences in PhiladelphiaThe University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of health-related disciplines, including pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, toxicology, cell biology, and biochemistry.
Founded in 1822 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, it began accepting women in 1876. Programs in bacteriology, biology, and chemistry were added over the years, and in 1921 the school began offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in all four disciplines. With these additions came a name change to the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.
In 1998, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science became the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, incorporating the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the Misher College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Graduate Studies.
Notable alumni include the founders and early leaders of Eli Lilly and Company, Wyeth, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Products, Burroughs Wellcome and Company (now merged into GlaxoSmithKline), Rorer Pharmaceuticals (now merged into Aventis), and Warner-Lambert Corporation (now merged into Pfizer).