What will I learn?

Why study Pharmaceutical Sciences BS/PharmD at UB?

The Pharmaceutical Sciences major is a unique interdisciplinary field. Areas of interest in pharmaceutical sciences range from the physical chemistry of pharmaceutical systems to biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacokinetics

The doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) is a professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners about medications.

The BS/PharmD program combines three years of undergraduate study in pharmaceutical sciences and four years of graduate work in pharmacy. Two degrees are earned in only seven years: The BS Pharmaceutical Sciences BS degree and the PharmD Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD degree. The combined program shortens the traditional time to complete both degrees by one year. Due to courses in common to both degrees, the seven year BS/PharmD degree is one year less than if a student pursued the four year regular BS degree program, then pursued the four year professional PharmD degree program (total 8 years). A combined BS/PharmD degree is awarded after seven years. Application to the PharmD program is made following the second year at UB.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the PharmDBS requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of fundamental scientific principles in the pharmaceutical sciences
  • Demonstrate a basic proficiency at effective scientific oral and written communication skills through:
  • presentation of an original oral podium presentation based on their undergraduate research project.
  • completion of scientific research term paper based on their undergraduate research project.
  • synthesis of an original poster scientific presentation based on their undergraduate research project

The following outcomes reflect the terminal skills that all UB PharmD graduates should be able to demonstrate upon program completion.

  • Patient/Pharmaceutical Care
  • Medical and Science Foundations
  • Practice Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems Based Practice and Management

Career Outlook

A graduate with a BS/PharmD degree has many options: employment in pharmacy profession, the pharmaceutical industry, academia and government.

Which department am I in?

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,740.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected August 2022


South Campus

Main Street and Kenmore Ave,


New York,

14214, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Admission to UB’s freshman class is selective and is based in part on the quality of your secondary school academic record and the number of spaces available in the class.

You should feel confident applying to UB if you have an above-average academic record and have taken challenging courses in high school to help prepare you to be successful at university.

UB uses a 4.0 grading scale and we expect students applying here to have the equivalent of a 3.0 on that scale. That is the same as a grade of B or 83 on a 100-point scale.

Our admissions counselors are experts in the many education systems around the world. They know how to compare your country’s grading scale to the one we use here at UB.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 70, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 523, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.0, the minimum score of PTE is 50, the minimum score of ACT (English and Reading) is 18, the minimum score of SAT I Critical Reading (Old Version) is 450 and the minimum score of SAT I ERWS (New Version) is 500.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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