Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

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

Sophomores must apply to the Pharmaceutical Sciences program by February 15 for Fall admission.

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)

Required Courses

BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry
PGY 451 Human Physiology I
PGY 452 Human Physiology II
PMY 405 Principles of Pharmacology I
PMY 406 Principles of Pharmacology II
PHC 330 Writing Lab
PHC 331 Case Studies in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
PHC 332 Introduction to Research
PHC 401 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
PHC 409 Pharmaceutical Calculations
PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy
PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
PHC 417 Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Approaches to Personalized Medicine
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 488 Faculty Research Seminar
PHC 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 98
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 26
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements & Learning Outcomes

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Pharmaceutical Science BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge of fundamental scientific principles in the pharmaceutical sciences
  • Define and apply the scientific method to an undergraduate pharmaceutical research project
  • Demonstrate a mastery of basic research skills through a proficiency of:
    • literature search skills and literature evaluation skills
    • standard, basic laboratory techniques
    • scientific calculations
    • laboratory data record keeping and documentation
  • Apply basic research skills to a contemporary, hands-on pharmaceutical research problem
  • 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
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences - B.S./M.S.

    About the Program

    This 5 to 5.5 year 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 two degrees upon completion of the B.S./M.S. requirements, the B.S. degree and M.S. degree.

    Acceptance Criteria into the B.S./M.S. Major

    • 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 HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR) 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
    PGY 451 Human Physiology I
    PGY 452 Human Physiology II
    PMY 405 Principles of Pharmacology I
    PMY 512 Principles of Pharmacology II
    PHC 330 Writing Lab
    PHC 331 Case Studies in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
    PHC 332 Introduction to Research
    PHC 401 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    PHC 409 Pharmaceutical Calculations
    PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy
    PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
    PHC 414 Pharmaceutics Seminar
    PHC 417 Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Approaches to Personalized Medicine
    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 488 Faculty Research Seminar
    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

    Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
    Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 80
    Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 49
    Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 32
    Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
    Total Credits Required for Degree 161

    Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting UB Curriculum, prerequisite, or major requirements.

    See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for UB Curriculum and remaining university requirements.

    Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

    View the Curricular Plan for the Pharmaceutical Science BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

    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

    Contact Sara Robinson, Academic Advisor for Pre-Pharmaceutical Science Students smeskill@buffalo.edu

    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 409 Pharmaceutical Mathematics and Statistics
    PHC 410 Physical Pharmacy
    PHC 411 Introduction to Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics I
    PHC 425 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside

    Minor Credit Requirements Chart
    Total Credits Required for Minor 40

    Minors must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

    Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

    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 417 Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Approaches to Personalized Medicine
    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)

    Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39