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Pharmaceutical Sciences Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 51.2099 Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other)

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

Becoming a Pharmaceutical Sciences Minor 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), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

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.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program


Minimum GPA of 2.000 in all prerequisite courses.

Students who are academically strong in the math and sciences will be academically successful in the Pharmaceutical Sciences minor. The fundamental core pharmaceutical sciences courses involves application of mathematics to pharmaceutical science principles. Students with a prerequisite math and science GPA of 2.800 or better (out of 4.000) are successful in the Pharmaceutical Sciences minor.

Suggested Introductory Courses

Published: May 13, 2022 13:53:41