To best prepare for our pre-pharmacy curriculum, high school
students should take math courses and science courses including
calculus, biology, chemistry and physics.
Our pre-pharmacy students benefit from many helpful
opportunities including orientation, academic advising and our
pre-pharmacy student association.
- It is critical that all students possess the ability to
communicate effectively using both the oral and written English
language. All PharmD students must be interviewed in accordance
with the American Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)
Guidelines. The purpose of the interview process is to evaluate
verbal communication skills, determine if the candidate has an
understanding of the pharmacy profession, and commitment to patient
care. Written communication skills will also be assessed in a
standardized manner. Applicants will be invited to an interview by
email. In preparation for the interview, take advantage of
our Career Services
- Satisfy the PharmD
Technical Standards. The faculty of the UB SPPS have
established Personal Attributes and Capabilities Essential for
Admission, Progression, and Graduation (Technical Standards) for
our doctor of pharmacy Degree.
- See important information on student intern permits
and pharmacy practice licensing requirements.
- Learn about our Non-Discrimination
- Candidates are strongly advised to pursue additional
extracurricular activities beyond the traditional classroom setting
and prerequisite coursework. Pharmacy-specific exposure is
suggested, though not required.
- Early Assurance students are not required to take the PCAT.
STUDENTS WHO DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THESE PROFICIENCIES AND
ATTRIBUTES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION THROUGH THE EARLY
Subject to revision without extensive notice.
As a competitive program, admission can be on a space