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Chemistry BA/PharmD - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 19.05 CHEMISTRY-GEN-NO BIOCHEM, CIP: 40.0501 Chemistry, General)

Department of Chemistry

363 Natural Sciences Building
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

David F. Watson

Jerome Keister
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Katie Stanton
Undergraduate Secretary

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

James O'Donnell

Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director and Advisor

Sara Robinson
Associate Director of Admissions and Advisement, Academic Advisor for Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

Internships and Clinical Rotations

Standard internships are not part of the undergraduate experience. All professional (PharmD students) must engage in clinical rotations through the profession's Experiential Education requirements: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences maintains both academic and research experiences with a variety of local, regional, national and international sites.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Postgraduate residencies and fellowships are available through formalized partnerships with pharmacy practice and research training programs throughout the nation.

Experiential Learning

PharmD students are involved in many opportunities for professional and personal growth, including community wellness clinics and poison prevention education programs. Students attend professional meetings, both locally and nationally. Visit the PharmD Experiential Education site to learn more about clinical rotations.

Extracurricular Activities

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS)

See the UB Student Association

Visit the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences activities webpage to learn more about pharmacy student professional organizations.

Honors and Awards

The Department of Chemistry offers a broad range of honors, awards, and fellowships to undergraduates:

  • American Institute of Chemists Award
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Outstanding Senior Award
  • Hypercube Scholar Award
  • CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award
  • ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry
  • ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
  • Phi Beta Kappa Omicron Chapter of NY
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon
  • Western New York American Chemical Society Award
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award
  • Sophomore Undergraduate Award
  • Freshman Chemistry Award
  • Jane C. Denton Award
  • Joseph & Louise K. Tufariello Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry
  • New York Society for Applied Spectroscopy

Over thirty awards and prizes are presented to graduating PharmD students. Visit the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences honors and awards webpage to learn more about PharmD student awards.

Departmental Honors

Academic Excellence in Chemistry—Given annually to graduating seniors with the following GPA levels:

  • Distinction—3.20-3.499
  • High Distinction—3.50-3.749
  • Highest Distinction—3.75-4.00

Students enrolled in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum are eligible to receive Latin Honors based on their cumulative professional GPA on the following scale:

Average (based on 4.0 = A)

  • 3.20-3.49: Cum Laude
  • 3.50-3.74: Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.75-4.00: Summa Cum Laude

The Rho Chi Honor Society is a national pharmacy honor society. On the basis of their academic standing (top 20% of their class), students may be invited to membership in their second professional (P2) year. A major purpose of Rho Chi is to promote high scholarship in pharmacy.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:59