Our 2+4 Affiliations allow students to fulfill the requirements for an Associate’s degree and for admission via PharmCAS to the PharmD degree in six years.
In most cases with 2+4 programs, students apply to the UB PharmD program in their sophomore year at their home institution in communication with their pre-health advisor.
Please consult with the pre-health advisor at the individual institutions for more information on the specific requirements for that campus. Here is a general overview of the process:
- Earn the minimum grade point average in the prerequisite courses as defined by the undergraduate institution.
- Submit an application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) during the fall of the sophomore year (for 2+4), no later than October 1.
- Effective Fall 2021, the PCAT will not be required for affiliation agreement applicants.
- Receive a favorable letter of recommendation from the College Committee as a part of the two required PharmCAS letters of recommendation.
- Maintain the appropriate moral and ethical standards necessary for admission and for the eventual attainment of professional licensure.
- Interview upon invitation by the UB SPPS Office of Admissions and Advisement. Information regarding this requirement of a formal interview with designated interviewers will be provided following the receipt of all application documents.
Students choosing this path are not given preferential treatment for admission.
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.