Biology (concentration in Pharmacology), B.Sc. | Duke University | Durham, United States
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Biology (concentration in Pharmacology)

48 months
62941 USD/year
62941 USD/year
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The objective of this Bachelor in Biology (concentration in Pharmacology program offered by Duke University is to provide students with knowledge of the basic principles for the actions of drugs and toxic substances. 


Pharmacology is more than the study of the mode of action of drugs. It is a science which uses the basic concepts of biology and chemistry to determine how drugs affect the organism; it gives a unique perspective in understanding how cells, organ systems, and organisms function. 

Unlike other basic science fields, pharmacology is a special field in which one can systematically investigate the mechanism for a biological event--from the molecular level to the whole animal. Pharmacology also allows us to study how biological systems fail to function, providing information on the etiology of disease. Pharmacologic research is essential for the development, testing and clinical use of drugs to treat disease.

In addition

The Bachelor in Biology (concentration in Pharmacology) program offered by Duke University provides the opportunity to apply those basic principles in a research setting. Ultimately, an introduction of pharmacology to undergraduates will encourage interested students to consider graduate study in the field of pharmacology leading to a career in academic research or in the pharmaceutical industry.

Students fulfilling the requirements of the Concentration in Pharmacology will receive a note on their official transcript.


Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reward and Addiction
  • Research Independent Study in Science Education
  • Interdisciplinary Approach to Pharmacology 
  • Mammalian Toxicology
  • Pharmacology: Drug Actions and Reactions
  • Drugs, Brain, and Behavior 
  • Pharmacogenoimcs and Personalized Medicine
  • Core Concepts in Chemistry 
  • Honors Chemistry: Core Concepts in Context 
  • General Chemistry 
  • Essentials of Pharmacology & Toxicology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts for all academic work completed in high school are required and must be submitted by your school counselor or another school official
  • All applicants must complete either the ACT or SAT
  • If you are a non-native English speaker or if you are not currently studying in an English-medium curriculum, we recommend but do not require that you take an English proficiency test (DUOLINGO, IELTS, PTE, TOEFL)
  • A one-page personal essay as well as short essay questions specific to Duke
  • We require three letters of recommendation for each applicant: one from your school counselor and two from teachers who have taught you in major academic courses (English, mathematics, social studies, sciences, foreign languages)
  • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
  • To obtain an F-1 visa for study in the United States, a foreign citizen must furnish his or her home country’s U.S. consulate with proof of ability to meet educational expenses, along with the I-20 form.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    62941 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62941 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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