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Biological Sciences BS/PharmD - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 04.01 BIOLOGY GENERAL, CIP: 26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

Department of Biological Sciences

109 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1300

Paul Gollnick
Professor and Chair

Lara Hutson
Director of Undergraduate Studies

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

James O'Donnell
Dean

Kathleen M. Boje
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor

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

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Biological Sciences BS/PharmD Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
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 BS/PharmD major before December 31 of the first/fall semester freshman year.

Suggested Introductory Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
PHM 101 Pharmacy Is Right for Me
PHM 201 Roadmap to Pharmacy

 
Published: Dec 01, 2020 08:22:16