Undergraduate Program

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Our BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences focuses on the design, development and rational use of medication for the prevention and treatment of disease, as well as the drug development and research process.

Students are educated for employment opportunities as pharmaceutical associate research scientists engaged in drug discovery and development. Many graduates enter pharmacy, nursing, public health, law, medical or dental schools, or continue their studies to obtain a MS or PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • New students entering UB as first-year/freshmen directly from high school
  • Transfer students from other programs (time to degree completion will vary based on time of transfer/major change).

Admissions Requirements

  • Current UB students: Minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
  • Minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.5/4.0 in the following courses: 
    • BIO 200: Evolutionary Biology
    • BIO 201: Cell Biology with BIO 201 lab
    • CHE 101: General Chemistry with CHE 113 lab
    • CHE 102: General Chemistry with CHE 114 lab
    • CHE 201: Organic Chemistry
    • CHE 202: Organic Chemistry
    • MTH 121: Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141: College Calculus I
    • MTH 122: Survey of Calculus and Its Applications II or MTH 142: College Calculus II
    • PHY 101: College Physics I or PHY 107: General Physics I (no lab)
    • PHY 102: College Physics II or PHY 108: General Physics II (no lab)

Pharmaceutical Sciences Undergraduate Program Application Steps

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Admission is awarded on a competitive basis to qualified applicants. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, which is judged from the college record and grade point average. UB does not have a policy that limits or favors current UB students, transfer or out-of-state applicants. All applicants are considered equally. UB SPPS is committed to a nondiscriminatory admission policy and philosophy. In accordance with federal and state laws, no person, in whatever relationship with the University at Buffalo, shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of age, religion or creed, color, disability, national origin, race, ethnicity, sex, marital or veteran status.