All undergraduate prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation (first summer session is expected).
All applicants must complete their prerequisite courses within 5 years preceding admission. If a prerequisite course(s) was completed earlier, the applicant must satisfy one of the following options by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation (the first summer semester is preferred):
Use the PharmCAS Course Subject List as a guide for science courses. Our preferences include science courses grouped within (1) Biology & Other Life Sciences, (2) Inorganic Chemistry, (3) Organic Chemistry, (4) Physics, (5) Biochemistry, (6) Microbiology, and (7) Other Biomedical or Pharmaceutical Sciences courses.
A GPA of around 3.0 in pre-pharmacy science and math courses is competitive.
UB SPPS considers a GPA of around 3.0 in science and math courses. All courses must be completed with a grade equal to or greater than C-. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission if grades below C+ are received in multiple courses in the same terms during the fall, spring, or summer semesters prior to fall matriculation in the PharmD program.
The PCAT is required for all PharmCAS applicants. We do not have
a minimum score requirement. Scores at or above the national
average are considered highly competitive for entry. Refer to the
of recently accepted students for a competitive score.
If taken three or more times, the average of all the scores is considered. Applicants are encouraged to take the Official PCAT Multiple Choice Practice Tests (examinees who take this usually score higher). We will not accept any PCAT test over three years old. We do accept the January PCAT even though PharmCAS will receive the scores after the February 1 deadline. For Early Decision (ED) applicants, we do accept the September PCAT. For January and September ED PCAT scores only: to expedite the review of your PharmCAS application, please scan and email a copy of your unofficial preliminary Score Report from the Pearson VUE Test Center to firstname.lastname@example.org.