Published February 1, 2021
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Keuka College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have formed a new collaborative agreement providing students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree.
A memorandum of agreement has been formally signed by Keuka College Provost Dr. Bradley Fuster and Dean of the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. James O’ Donnell.
“This agreement combines the strengths of Keuka College’s Biology program and the University of Buffalo’s Pharmacy program to create exciting new educational opportunities for students in Western New York,” said Dr. Fuster. “Being able to provide a fast track to UB's renowned instruction -- and, ultimately, to a pharmacological career -- creates a unique, career-boosting opportunity for Keuka College biology majors."
Under the 3+4 agreement, students will complete three years of undergraduate study in Keuka College’s biology program, then apply to UB’s pharmacy program. Once accepted, students will have their first-year pharmacy courses applied toward completion of their bachelor’s degree at Keuka College. Rather than taking four years to complete a bachelor’s degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree, students will complete both programs in seven years. The pharmacy program will guarantee spaces each year for qualified Keuka College students.
Discussing the UB-Keuka College partnership, Dean O’Donnell affirmed, “The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences values our strong collaboration with Keuka College, and our agreement will further solidify this partnership. We look forward to having their best and brightest students as members of our PharmD program.”
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