Accelerated BS/MS Program

The BS/MS is a five-year accelerated program for academically qualified students who enroll at UB as first-year/freshman students, or who are already enrolled in our BS degree program. Graduates of this program are highly sought after by pharmaceutical companies.

About the BS/MS Program

While the BS/MS is structurally a basic science program, it is also a unique interdisciplinary field. Areas of interest in pharmaceutical sciences include:

  • the physical chemistry of pharmaceutical systems
  • biopharmaceutics, which encompasses the study of the relationship between the nature and intensity of biologic effects of drugs and various dosage formulation factors
  • pharmacokinetics, which is the science of the quantitative analysis of drug concentration and drug effects in the body
  • clinical pharmacokinetics, which is concerned with the application of pharmacokinetics to the safe and effective therapeutic management of individual patients.

Curriculum and Requirements

Class Schedule

For class options, see PHC on the Class Schedule.  

First Semester (Spring)

Credit Hours
PHC 425 Pharm Biotech: From Bench to Benchside (odd years only)
PHC 432 Methods of Scientific Communication
PHC 616 Research
Submit the registration request after speaking to a faculty mentor. 
PHC 614 Pharmaceutics Seminar
Submit the registration request
PHC 506 Biometry in Phc Sci
Submit the registration request
Remaining Semesters
Credit Hours
See MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences    
Minimum total credit hours 30  
Satisfactory completion of aresearch project, including approval of the Project Committee after submission of a written project report, presentation of an open seminar, and oral defense    

Full-time registration is satisfied by ≥ 12 credit hours per semester if you are not supported by an assistantship, or ≥ 9 credit hours/semester if you are supported by an assistantship. Registration for less than these credit hours is permitted after the student has completed his/her departmental preliminary examination. 

You should check with the Graduate School to ensure that your registration complies with university requirements. You should also be aware that different student loan programs, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and health insurance carriers can impose different rules for full-time student registration.