Pathways from Undergraduate to Pharmacy

We have established Educational Affiliation Agreements with colleges allowing students to fulfill the requirements for an associate’s or bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees in a shorter amount of time. Instead of taking four years to complete a bachelor's degree and another four years to complete the PharmD degree (or eight years total), students complete both programs in just seven years or an associate’s degree and PharmD degree in six years!

3+4 Combined Degree Programs at UB

UB’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) 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

Students can complete three years of their undergraduate study at one of the institutions listed below and then apply for admission to UB SPPS through PharmCAS. If admitted to UB SPPS, students begin the PharmD program and credits earned during their first year are recognized by their undergraduate institution and applied toward completion of their bachelor's degree. Under 2+4 Educational Affiliation Agreements with community colleges, students are able to fulfill the requirements for an Associate’s and PharmD degree in six years. 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 to SPPS.

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