Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS, MS, PhD)

Our internationally-renowned pharmaceutical sciences degree programs provide instruction and research training in drug discovery, development and delivery and clinical therapeutics through an interdisciplinary curriculum individualized to the needs of each student. 

The founding principles of pharmaceutical sciences were pioneered here at the University at Buffalo and we have upheld this tradition of excellence and international distinction for over 50 years. As a noted leader in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics research, we prepare students for careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What is a pharmaceutical scientist?

A pharmaceutical scientist is a qualified expert in aspects of the science and technology of medical products. This includes but is not limited to the discovery, development, manufacture, regulation, and utilisation of medical products - embracing how medicines work, how safe and effective products are brought to the market, their impact on the body and their effect on the prevention and treatment of disease.

View a list of specialized fields within the discipline.

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