are interdisciplinary fields of study, covering a broad range of scientific disciplines
focus on new drug discovery, research and development
seek to achieve optimized drug therapy for improved patient clinical response
The Pharmaceutical Sciences major program is
a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree program
a basic science program, distinct from the pharmacy (PharmD) program
educates students for employment in the pharmaceutical sciences or related professions, such as:
pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
educates students for continuing graduate education in the biomedical, health sciences or related disciplines
Areas of interest in pharmaceutics include
the physical chemistry of pharmaceutical systems
develops and optimizes the physical/chemical properties of traditional and novel drug delivery systems
studies of the relationship between biologic effects of drugs and various dosage formulation factors
pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
involves computer modelling drug concentrations and therapeutic effects
and clinical pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacodynamics
applies pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for improved patient clinical response
Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S. This four-year degree program educates students to be pharmaceutical research scientists engaged in drug discovery and development research.
Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S./M.S. This five year combined degree program for academically qualified students allows for completion of both B.S. and M.S. requirements in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Students must be enrolled in the Pharmaceutical Sciences B.S. program.
Students in this program will be awarded two degrees, the B.S. degree and M.S. degree, upon completion of all requirements.
Acceptance Criteria for the major- B.S.
Accepted into the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate student.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in all prerequisite science courses.
Application to the department with a HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) is recommended early in the second semester of the second year.
Acceptance Information for the major Deadline: February 15. Submit an application to the Pharmaceutical Sciences Major. Late applications may be considered. Decision letters are typically sent
to applicants by March.
Number of applicants (2016): 45 Number of accepted majors: 15-20 Total number of majors currently enrolled: 33
Degree Requirements Please see Degrees and Policies. For double degrees, double majors (programs) or joint majors (programs): No more than
two 300- and 400-level courses taken as requirements for one major (program) can also be counted as part of the required courses for the other major (program), including required elective credits.
About Our Courses
The typical class size for: Upper level/advanced courses is: 12-15
In the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, what do teaching assistants (TA's) do? They assist in laboratories and recitations.