Pharmacy : Overview

Department of Pharmacy Practice

Contact Information

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Office of Admissions and Advisement
112 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1200

Phone: 716.645.2825
Fax: 716.645.3688
Web Address:
Wayne K. Anderson
Joseph P. Balthasar
Associate Dean for Research
Karl D. Fiebelkorn
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Professional Relations
Cindy F. Konovitz
Assistant Dean for Informatics
Jennifer M. Hess
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Candise Morris
Assistant Dean for Resource Management
Leigh Yates
Assistant Dean for Development


*This is not a baccalaureate degree program; instead, it is a graduate level doctor of pharmacy (PharmD)

The doctor of pharmacy degree, also called the PharmD, is an entry-level professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners about medications. It is not an undergraduate degree (such as a BS or BA), instead it is a four-year graduate professional degree. An undergraduate degree is not currently required, however, as an admissions prerequisite.

Since 1886, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SoPPS) has been a national leader in education and research in both Pharmacy Practice and the Pharmaceutical Sciences. The PharmD program at the University at Buffalo is ranked among the top pharmacy programs in the United States, and is the only program of its kind available in the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:56 EST