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

Requirements Credit Hours
Completion of requirements for BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, except PMY 406 Principles of Pharmacology -
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology 4
Minimum departmental didactic credit hours not including PMY 512, excluding research, laboratory courses, seminars, and tutorials 8
Minimum credit hours from other departmental courses, laboratory courses, and department electives 6
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. 

Course offerings vary each year. Refer to the Class Schedules.

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.