Pharmacies, industries, labs or research institutions are possible job opportunities

Modern infrastructure and general formation widen undergraduates' field of work

The major in Pharmacy-Biochemistry adopts the teaching-research-extension inseparability as methodological foundation and aims to prepare students to be inserted in the market’s different areas, like pharmacies, industries, clinical analysis labs or research institutions.
The pharmacy majors will be able to work in the whole production chain of drugs and medications, cosmetics and personal hygiene products, from development to production, manipulation and distribution to the population; in the food industry, performing the quality control of raw material and final product, developing methods to avoid and detect adulterations and falsifications in the food. In the agricultural sector, they work in the development of drugs for veterinary use, as well as in the verification of contamination in meat, milk, fruits, grain and other agricultural products.
They can work in clinical analysis laboratories, emitting opinions and reports, taking technical responsibility for the lab analyses, which include biochemical, cytopathological, hematological, histochemical, immunological, parasitological and microbiological exams, among others. They also perform analyses involving cellular and molecular biology, as well as toxicological analyses for different purposes, including forensic, through analytical, qualitative and quantitative processes.
From 2006 on, with the implantation of a new curricular program that aims for a general formation of the pharmacist, the student will initially finish the basic obligatory disciplines, responsible for a basic and general formation. The following areas of knowledge are studied: exact sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences and human sciences. The student must finish his/her formation with the complimentary program, which allows a better flexibility and diversity of activities, privileging means of curricular improvement and allowing intellectual autonomy. This complimentary program will allow the academic student to diversify, widen and/or focus his learning in the areas of food, clinical analyses and drugs and medicines.

The major has a 5-year duration for the full-time program and a 6-year duration for the night

The curricular structure has a minimum of 90 hours of obligatory internship in public pharmacy, allowing the necessary formation to work in this area, and a minimum of 600 hours of obligatory internship in other areas of the formation.

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of UNESP in Araraquara has modern research labs where the students can perform scientific initiation in the areas of pharmaceutical technology, pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicinal plants, molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms, clinical and food analyses, among others. The student will be able to carry out internships in the Community Assistance Section (NASC). The NASC performs various services to the population and, therefore, the students may experience practical situations of their jobs, participating in internships in the Pharmacy School, the Clinical Analyses Laboratory, the Production Unit of Soy Products (UNISOJA), among others. The undergraduates are also encouraged to participate in academic scientific events throughout the program.

Over the last years, the program obtained five stars, the maximum evaluation in Editora Abril’s Guia do Estudante, one of the outside appraisals of the existing majors in Brazil.

Where to study - Cities

Campus Period No. of Seats Duration
Araraquara Full-time 70 5 years
Night 30 6 years


Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas - FCF
Address: Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú, km 1 – CP 502
Araraquara – SP – CEP 14801-902
Phone: (55) 16 3301-6880
Fax (55) 16 3322-0073

Translation: Caio Rolim