Through our Early Assurance Program, qualified students enter
our program without having to compete with over 800 annual
We have offered this opportunity since 1998 and have consistently provided a well-rounded curriculum in preparation for entrance into our PharmD program. Our reputation as the most established training program in Western New York and as a renowned center for education and groundbreaking research makes admission to our PharmD program competitive.
The doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program is a four-year
professional program, following a minimum of two or three years of
undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework. The PharmD is an entry-level
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. The program includes a set of courses that prepares students for admission to the professional PharmD program following a minimum of two or three years of undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework.