BS Degree The BS in Pharmacology & Toxicology is offered to undergraduates who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the actions of drugs and toxic agents on living cells and tissues.
Acceptance Criteria The Admissions Committee will review the applicant's prerequisite GPA, entire transcript (including non-UB courses) and research experience. Applicants must have a minimum pre-requisite
GPA of 2.5 to be considered, but this does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
The program is very competitive as the department receives about 50-80 applications and enrolls about 35-40 per year. The Fall 2015 incoming class had an average prerequisite GPA of 3.282.
Advising notes: The department encourages students to apply by February 15th of their sophomore year. Students can obtain an application on the Department website.
The department strongly encourages all students to complete all general education requirements before they apply to the BS degree program.
Students admitted and matriculated into the BS Program in Pharmacology & Toxicology have the opportunity to apply for a joint BS/MS Program during the spring semester of their junior year.
Students admitted to the BS/MS Program begin their work as graduate students during the fall of the 4th year. This program is designed so that students can get a combined degree in 5 years.
Acceptance Criteria - BS/MS
Must be a registered University at Buffalo PMY major during their junior year
Advising notes: The department encourages students to apply by April 1st of their junior year. Students should contact the departmental office to obtain application instructions. In addition to the application,
students must submit three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
Minor A Minor in Pharmacology and Toxicology is offered to science and non-science majors interested in acquiring an introductory understanding of the actions of drugs and toxic agents on living
cells and tissues.
Acceptance Criteria - Minor
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in prerequisite courses. Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall in minor to graduate.
Acceptance Information (For BS)
Number of accepted majors/year: 40
Total number of majors currently enrolled: 60
Number of applicants (2015-2016): Approximately 125 applications total for both major and minor
Our faculty has extraordinarily broad and diverse areas of research interest. These areas include, neuropharmacology, behavioral pharmacology, hormone mechanisms, drug use and abuse, toxicology, biophysics and genetics of ion channels, pharmacogenomics
& toxicogenomics, circadian rhythms, neuroscience, and cancer.
The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. James Olson, is regularly available to discuss the program.