Pharmaceutical Sciences : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS, Minor
Combined: BS/MS

Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.5 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in all prerequisite science courses.

Advising Notes

Application to the department with a UB DARS report is recommended early in the second semester of the second year.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry
CHE 102 General Chemistry
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 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
PHY 101 College Physics I or PHY 107 General Physics I (no lab)
PHY 102 College Physics II or PHY 108 General Physics II (no lab)
One science elective

Required Courses

BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 214 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
PGY 451 Human Physiology I
PGY 452 Human Physiology II
PMY 405 Principles of Pharmacology I
PMY 406 Principles of Pharmacology II
PHC 331 Case Studies in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 332 Introduction to Research
PHC 409 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
PHC 413 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 420 Pharmaceutical Analysis
PHC 421 Pharmaceutical Principles
PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside
PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory
PHC 431 Important Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 432 Methods of Scientific Communication
PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Science electives or PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Two science electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...89

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

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall BIO 200, CHE 101
Spring BIO 201, CHE 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall CHE 201; MTH 121 or MTH 141; PHY 101 or PHY 107 (no lab)
Spring CHE 202; MTH 122 or MTH 142; PHY 102 or PHY 108 (no lab); one science elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CHE 214, PGY 451, PHC 311, PHC 331, one science elective
Spring PGY 452, PHC 312, PHC 332, PHC 498, PHC 420, PHC 421, one science elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall BCH 403, PMY 405, PHC 411, PHC 413, PHC 431; or PHC 498
Spring PMY 406, PHC 414, PHC 425, PHC 426, PHC 432; science electives or PHC 498

Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S./M.S.

About the Program

This combined degree program for academically qualified students allows for completion of both BS and MS requirements in the pharmaceutical sciences in less than six years. Students in the BS program in pharmaceutical sciences with good-to-excellent academic records may apply. Students in this program will be awarded one degree only (BS/MS), and therefore do not graduate with a separate BS.

Acceptance Criteria

Accepted in the pharmaceutical sciences BS program.

Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall in all undergraduate courses and minimum GPA of 3.0 in the required third year pharmaceutical sciences courses.

Application to the department with a UB DARS report and two faculty letters of recommendation by September 30 in the first semester of the fourth year.

Prerequisite Courses

See Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S. chart for prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 214 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
PGY 451 Human Physiology I
PGY 452 Human Physiology II
PMY 405 Principles of Pharmacology I
PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology II
PHC 311 Pharmaceutical Mathematics and Statistics
PHC 312 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 331 Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 332 Introduction to Research
PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
PHC 413 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 421 Pharmaceutical Principles
PHC 420 Pharmaceutical Analysis
PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside
PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory
PHC 431 Important Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 432 Methods of Scientific Communication
PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 613 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 614 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 615 Graduate Research
PHC 616 Graduate Research
Science electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion......89
Total required credit hours for the BS/MS...119

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

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall BIO 200, CHE 101
Spring BIO 201, CHE 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall CHE 201; MTH 121 or MTH 141; PHY 101 or PHY 107 (no lab)
Spring CHE 202; MTH 122 or MTH 142; PHY 102 or PHY 108 (no lab); one science elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CHE 214, PGY 451, PHC 311, PHC 331, one science elective
Spring PGY 452, PHC 312, PHC 332, PHC 498, PHC 420, PHC 421, one science elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall BCH 403, PMY 405, PHC 411, PHC 413, PHC 431; science electives or PHC 498
Spring PMY 512, PHC 425, PHC 432, PHC 616; graduate PHC science electives or PHC 616; graduate research

SUMMER
PHC 615

FIFTH YEAR
Fall PHC 613, PHC 615, 500/600-level PHC elective courses
Spring PHC 614, PHC 616, 500/600-level PHC elective courses

Pharmaceutical Sciences - Minor

About the Minor

The minor program emphasizes the principles of basic science relevant to the pharmaceutical sciences discipline. A minor in pharmaceutical sciences combined with a major in a scientific or clinical discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology, medicinal chemistry) provides a unique interdisciplinary education.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 in all prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

Application to the department with a UB DARS report is recommended early in the second semester of the second year.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I

Required Courses

PHC 311 Pharmaceutical Mathematics and Statistics
PHC 312 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside

Electives and Course Groupings

PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES ELECTIVES (6 credit hours)
Choose from the following:
PHC 331 Case Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 332 Introduction to Research
PHC 413 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 420 Pharmaceutical Analysis
PHC 426 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Virtual Laboratory
PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Project in Pharmaceutical Sciences or any 3-credit-hour graduate-level pharmaceutical sciences course (permission of Pharmaceutical Sciences director required; see department for details)

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:55 EST