The pharmaceutical sciences major is a unique interdisciplinary field. Areas of interest in pharmaceutical sciences range from the physical chemistry of pharmaceutical systems to biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacokinetics.
The doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) is a professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners about medications.
The BS/PharmD program combines three years of undergraduate study in pharmaceutical sciences and four years of graduate work in pharmacy. Two degrees are earned in seven years: the pharmaceutical sciences BS degree and the doctor of pharmacy PharmD degree. Due to courses in common to both degrees, the seven-year BS/PharmD degree is one year less than if a student pursued the four-year regular BS degree program, then pursued the four-year professional PharmD degree program (total 8 years). Application to the PharmD program is made following the second year at UB.