The founding principles of pharmaceutical sciences were pioneered here at UB and we have upheld this tradition of excellence and international distinction for over 50 years. Pharmaceutical sciences is a STEM program.
Our programs provide instruction and research training in diverse aspects of drug action including drug discovery and drug evaluation, examined at the molecular, genomic, biochemical, biological, and clinical levels through an interdisciplinary curriculum individualized to the needs of each student. There is an emphasis on clinical and laboratory research focusing on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, dosage form design, physiochemical and biological aspects of drug action, drug metabolism, and drug toxicity.
Students interested in the pharmaceutical sciences can choose to enter our department via an undergraduate BS degree or through various graduate programs such as BS/MS, MS, PhD and post doctoral positions.
We offer a number of professional, undergraduate, and graduate programs directed at several areas of the pharmaceutical sciences such as:
Our graduates maintain leadership positions in academia, industry and government. Different to many PhD’s in other fields of science, our graduates are highly sought after for employment by industry, without the need for post-doctoral training. Graduates who prefer an academic career also find many offers of postdoctoral fellowships.