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Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/MS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 12.11 PHARMACY, CIP: 51.2010 Pharmaceutical Sciences.)

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Gary M. Pollack, Ph.D.
Dean, Professor

Donald E. Mager, PharmD, Ph.D., FCP
Professor, Vice Chair, and Interim Undergraduate Program Director

Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor, Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/MS Program

Academic Requirements

Students in this program will be awarded two degrees, the B.S. degree and M.S. degree, upon completion of all requirements.

BS Degree: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.500 overall. Minimum GPA of 2.500 in all prerequisite science courses.
MS Degree: Minimum graduate GPA of 3.000 overall.

Successful completion of the undergraduate BS degree requirements and successful completion of the graduate MS degree requirements.

Academic Advice

Students who are academically strong in the math and sciences will be academically successful in the Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/MS program. The fundamental core pharmaceutical science courses involve application of mathematics to pharmaceutical science principles. Students who are successful in the BS/MS program are those with an undergraduate prerequisite math and science GPA of 3.000 or better, and required undergraduate pharmaceutical science course GPA of 3.000 or better (out of 4.000).

There’s more to being a successful student than just attending class. It is important that students consult their academic advisors when making decisions related to their academic progress. In addition to advisement, students should attend instructor office hours regularly and seek out tutoring resources before falling behind in classes. Students should declare their interest in this degree program as early as possible.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer courses for the required Pharmaceutical Sciences courses are considered on a case by case basis. UB accepted transfer students are urged to contact the Pharmaceutical Sciences advisor for information relevant to their situation.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry and CHE 113 Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry and CHE 114 Lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 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)

Required Courses

BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
PGY 451 Human Physiology I
PGY 452 Human Physiology II
PMY 405 Principles of Pharmacology I
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology II
PHC 330 Writing Lab
PHC 331 Case Studies in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 332 Introduction to Research
PHC 401 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PHC 409 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 417 Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Approaches to Personalized Medicine
PHC 420 Pharmaceutical Analysis
PHC 421 Pharmaceutical Principles
PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside
PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory
PHC 431 Important Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 432 Methods of Scientific Communication
PHC 488 Faculty Research Seminar
PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 613 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 614 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 615 and PHC 616

Additional graduate level PHC and other graduate departmental courses, selected in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/MS degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)93
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)32
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum  23
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 148

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jun 29, 2022 13:27:02