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.

  • Undergraduate Program
    The BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a four-year program that focuses on the design, development and rational use of medication for the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Graduate Programs
    Our Pharmaceutical Sciences MS and PhD graduate programs provide world-class education and training in scientific disciplines that are critical to the discovery, development and evaluation of new drugs and therapies.
  • Micro-Credential Programs
    Micro-credential programs provide you with specialized knowledge in research, teaching, and professional development beyond that provided by the core curriculum, preparing you for postgraduate training. 
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.