Pathways from Undergraduate to Pharmacy

We have established educational affiliation agreements with regional college partners, allowing students to complete an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree more efficiently and, in some cases, a shorter period of time.

3+4 Combined Degree Programs at UB

UB’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has developed a 3+4 combined degree, where a student can earn a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) in just seven years of study.

2+4 / 3+4 / 4+4 Educational Affiliation Agreements

Under 2+4 Agreements with community colleges, students are able to fulfill the requirements for an Associate’s and PharmD degree in six years.

Under 3+4 Agreements, students complete three years of undergraduate study at one of the institutions listed below and apply to UB SPPS via PharmCAS. If admitted, credits earned during their UB SPPS first year are recognized by their undergraduate institution and applied toward their bachelor's degree.

Under 4+4 Educational Affiliation Agreements, students are able to earn a Bachelor’s degree and then a PharmD degree.

Students choosing these paths are not given preferential treatment for admission.

Do you attend a college in the State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) system not listed? View these Advising Guides to learn which courses you should take as part of your undergraduate degree to satisfy UB SPPS prerequisite courses.

International Partnerships

  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China
  • Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  • Xuzhou Medical University, China
  • The University of the West Indies - Mona Campus