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Biomedical Sciences BS/PharmD - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.0102 Biomedical Sciences, General)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

40 Biomedical Education Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078

David Shubert Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Program Director

Kelli Hickey
Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

Shannon Brown
Assistant Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14215-8033

James O'Donnell

Sara Robinson
Academic Advisor, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Becoming a Biomedical Sciences BS/PharmD Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

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 are admitted to the combined BS/PharmD program via the application for undergraduate admission. Students will apply directly to the PharmD doctor of pharmacy degree following their second year of study at UB via PharmCAS. Visit the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical website for details.

Transfer Admission to the Program

Transfer students may be considered for this combined degree program on a case-by-case basis.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Students should declare the combined Biomedical Sciences BS/Pharmacy PharmD major before December 31 of the first/fall semester freshman year.

Suggested Introductory Courses

PHM 201 Roadmap to Pharmacy
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry I & CHE 113 Lab or CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications I
CHE 102 General Chemistry II & CHE 114 Lab 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
PHY 101 + PHY 151 College Physics I + Lab or PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 102 + PHY 102 College Physics II + Lab or PHY 108 + PHY 158 General Physics II + Lab
PAS 113 Human Anatomy
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Science

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:54