Pharmacy : Overview

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Contact Information

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office of Admissions and Advisement
270 Kapoor Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Phone: 716.645.2825
Fax: 716.829.6568
Web Address:
James O'Donnell
Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Edward Bednarczyk
Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Jennifer M. Hess
Associate Dean for Admissions, Enrollment Planning,& Pre-Pharmacy Advising
Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor


*This is not a baccalaureate degree program; instead, it is a graduate level doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

The doctor of pharmacy degree, also called the PharmD, is an entry-level professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners about medications. It is not an undergraduate degree (such as a BS or BA); instead it is a four-year graduate professional degree. An undergraduate degree is not currently required as an admissions prerequisite.

Since 1886, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) has been a national leader in education and research in both Pharmacy Practice and the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The PharmD program at the University at Buffalo is ranked among the top pharmacy programs in the United States, and is the first program of its kind available in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:19:26 EDT