2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Pharmacy PharmD - Applying to the Program

Pharmacy

270 Kapoor Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
716-645-2825
716-829-6568
pharmacy.buffalo.edu
Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director and Advisor
Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Becoming a(n) Pharmacy PharmD Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2017 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 25-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. Additionally, 92 percent* of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

(*Based on the percentage of students who reported a rank).

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) 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.

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

Incoming fall freshmen entering UB from high school as pharmacy majors are admitted to UB's Doctor of Pharmacy through our prestigious Early Assurance (EA) Program. EA gives talented freshmen the heightened advantage of securing a seat in our PharmD degree after completing two years of prescribed undergraduate course work. This outstanding opportunity has consistently provided a comprehensive curriculum in preparation for our PharmD program. EA offers significant advantages, including a simplified application process: PCAT, recommendation letters, personal statement, and experience are NOT required.

Qualified students submit a simplified PharmCAS application in the sophomore year but will not compete with the hundreds of regular PharmCAS applicants. To remain a PharmCAS member, UB SPPS must collect the application from all PharmD candidates, though it will not be used in admission decision-making for our EA Program.

Selection is based on prerequisite courses, GPA, grades and interview.

Transfer Admission to the Program

  • Applicants may complete their prerequisite courses at UB and then apply to the PharmD program, or they may complete them at another accredited institution. Students who wish to complete the prerequisite courses at UB must submit a SUNY application.
  • Applicants who plan to have all prerequisites completed by the end of June prior to fall admission must apply through PharmCAS.
  • All PharmCAS applicants are required to submit a PCAT score, a minimum of 3 professional and/or academic letters of reference, and a personal essay.
  • Experience is not required; however, it is highly recommended.
  • Interviews are required and are available by invitation only.
  • Learn more from Undergraduate Admissions about Transfer Admission to Degree Programs or from the UB SPPS Pathways from Undergraduate to Pharmacy page.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Admission to the PharmD program is competitive. Approximately 125 students are selectively admitted to the program each fall after completion of the pre-pharmacy course requirements.

Selection is based on: Prerequisite courses, GPA, grades, PCAT, reference letters, experience, essay and interview.

In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the school's admissions committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

The faculty of UB SPPS have established Personal Attributes and Capabilities Essential for Admission, Progression, and Graduation (Technical Standards) for our Doctor of Pharmacy Degree.

Deadlines:

  • September 1 for PharmCAS Early Decision candidacy for fall entrance into the professional program.
  • February 1 for PharmCAS Regular Decision applications for fall entrance into the professional program.
  • March 1 for PharmCAS supplemental materials

Suggested Introductory Courses

PHM 201 Roadmap to Pharmacy
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry I or CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications I
CHE 102 General Chemistry II or CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications II
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I or CHE 251 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II or CHE 252 Contemporary 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
PAS 113 Human Anatomy
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Science

Pharmacy

270 Kapoor Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033
716-645-2825
716-829-6568
pharmacy.buffalo.edu
Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director and Advisor
Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences
Published: September 14, 2018 11:05:47 AM