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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

As the #22 pharmacy school in the United States and the #1 ranked pharmacy school in New York State, our graduates are among the most sought-after in the country.

Our PharmD program promotes excellence and integrity—we prepare the pharmacist, as a therapeutic drug manager, to be a member of the health-care team working with physicians, non-physician providers, and other allied health professionals.

The PharmD program is a four-year professional program, following undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework. It is a professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners for matters involving treatment by medications. Pre-pharmacy at UB is not a baccalaureate degree granting program; instead it is a pre-professional academic pathway similar to pre-medicine or pre-law.

Upon graduating, our students have many career options including working in community pharmacies, hospitals or physician practice sites, within universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical research companies, nursing homes, as well as hospice and home care. Pharmacists can also choose to work with specific populations ranging from newborns to geriatrics as well as focus on specific specialties such as cardiology and infectious disease.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Programs

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