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!
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.
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. Students choosing this path are not given preferential treatment for admission to SPPS.
In most cases with 3+4 programs, students apply to the UB PharmD program in their junior year at their home institution in communication with their pre-health advisor. 3+4 programs have designated majors.
In most cases with 2+4 programs, students apply to the UB PharmD program in their sophomore year at their home institution in communication with their pre-health advisor.
Please consult with the prehealth advisor at the individual institutions for more information on the specific requirements for that campus. Here is a general overview of the process:
Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmacy. These are judged from the college record, grade point average, the PCAT, letters of reference and evaluation, a Supplemental Admission Application, and a personal interview. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the school's Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.