Students are allowed to transfer up to 36 qualified credit hours in fulfillment of their PhD requirements, subject to approval of the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS). However, such transfer credits are included within the 72 credit hours of tuition waiver. Thus, students who transfer credits may run the risk of not having enough “tuition-waiveable” credit hours to take electives. It is therefore more advisable to seek a departmental waiver of the relevant course requirements (when you have already taken equivalent courses outside UB), rather than officially transfer such credit into your PhD dossier. The Director of Graduate Studies may grant such waivers.
Students may be waived from courses, listed below. Only UB courses are considered. Courses will not count towards Pharmacy GPA.
UB students who earned a B or better in Principles of Pharmacology I (PMY 405) will be automatically waived from PMY 511; students who earned a B or better in Principles of Pharmacology II (PMY 406) will be automatically waived from PMY 512.
Students who completed any of the following PHC dual-listed courses may be eligible for a waiver:
PHC 401/501 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PHC 417/517 Pharmacogenomics
PHC 409/529 Pharm Calculations
PHC 410/530 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 411/531 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I