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Medicinal Chemistry BS/MS - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 19.10 PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY, CIP: 40.0599 Chemistry, Other)


363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

David F. Watson

Jerome Keister
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

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Becoming a Medicinal Chemistry BS/MS Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), SAT or ACT scores and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2018 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT score of 1190-1350. The average GPA ranged from 91-96.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

During the second term of the freshman year, the prospective majors should apply for admission to our programs directly through the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Office located at 363 Natural Science and Math Complex.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students from accredited institutions generally have little difficulty in making the transition to SUNY at Buffalo even though their freshman and sophomore degree requirements may not have been completed. It is recommended that applicants complete General Chemistry and College Calculus I and II in the freshman year. Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Calculus III and the calculus-based Physics sequence should be completed by the sophomore year. If there is any doubt about the courses needed to meet our departmental requirements, courses which are specifically designated as being for science or engineering majors are the natural choice. Chemistry, Physics and Calculus courses which are designed to satisfy the needs of Social Science or Pre-med Majors should be avoided. Advanced Placement credit in Chemistry will transfer only as elective credit. Advanced Placement credit in Calculus will transfer.

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications I (preferred) or CHE 101 General Chemistry I with CHE 113 General Chemistry I Laboratory (CHE 101 prior to Fall 2019)
MTH 141 College Calculus I

Published: Jul 16, 2019 13:55:02