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Chemistry BA/PharmD - Program Requirements

(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

Completing the Chemistry BA/PharmD Program

Academic Requirements

  1. Earn minimum grade point averages.
    • Prerequisite science and math GPA 3.3
    • Overall GPA 3.3
    • Each Pharmacy PharmD prerequisite course must be successfully be completed with a grade equal to, or greater than, C (2.0)
  2. Submit an application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) during the fall of the junior year, no later than October 1.
  3. Take the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test).
  4. Maintain the appropriate moral and ethical standards necessary for admission and eventual attainment of professional licensure.
  5. Upon invitation, complete a formal interview.
    • Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmacy. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

Academic Advice

Students should declare their interest in this degree program as early as possible.

Transfer Credit Policy

To find equivalent courses, please refer to UB's online articulation system, TAURUS, or refer to the course descriptions on UB's undergraduate catalog.

Residency Requirement

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of UB Chemistry department courses to receive the B.A. degree.

There is no minimum residency requirement to study Pharmacy at UB. Freshmen must declare the Chemistry BA/PharmD major by December 31 of their first semester. All other candidates for Pharmacy admission are considered through the competitive PharmCAS application process. Learn more about UB SPPS Affiliation Agreements with other campuses by visiting Pathways from Undergraduate to Pharmacy.

Prerequisite Courses

Required Courses

Upon entering into the first professional (P1) year of the Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD degree program, students will take the following required courses:

To see the remaining requirements, please visit the PharmD Curriculum and Requirements page in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Departmental Honors Requirements

Details regarding requirements for awarding Chemistry departmental honors and distinction.

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

  • 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.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Chemistry BA/PharmD degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)86
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)146
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum19
Additional Credits Required for Electives0
Total Credits Required for Degree251

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:59