Students can complete three years of their undergraduate study at one of the institutions listed below and then apply for admission to UB SPPS through PharmCAS. If admitted to UB SPPS, students begin the PharmD program and credits earned during their first year are recognized by their undergraduate institution and applied toward completion of their Bachelor's degree.
Do you attend a college in the State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) system not listed here? View these Advising Guides to learn which courses you should take as part of your undergraduate degree to satisfy UB SPPS prerequisite courses.
In most cases with 3+4 programs, students apply to the UB PharmD program in their junior year at their home institution in communication with their pre-health advisor. 3+4 programs have designated majors.
Please consult with the prehealth advisor at the individual institutions for more information on the specific requirements for that campus. Here is a general overview of the process:
Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmacy. These are judged from the college record, grade point average, the PCAT, letters of reference and evaluation, and a personal interview. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the school's Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.