BS/PharmD Combined Degree Program

BS/PharmD Combined Degree Program.

The BS/PharmD Combined Degree Program combines three years of undergraduate study in biological sciences and four years of graduate work in pharmacy. A combined BS/PharmD degree is awarded after seven years. Application to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is made following the second year at UB.  The Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) is a professional degree that enables one to work as a pharmacist, interacting with patients and other health care practitioners about medications. 

Acceptance Criteria

Incoming fall freshmen entering UB from high school are admitted to the combined BS/PharmD program via the application for undergraduate admission. Students should declare the combined BS/PharmD major before December 31 of the first/fall semester freshman year.

Students will apply directly to the PharmD Doctor of Pharmacy Degree following their second year of study at UB via PharmCAS. Visit the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical website for details.

Suggested Introductory Courses:

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry
  • MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
  • PHM 201 Roadmap to Pharmacy

Prerequisite Courses:

  • BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 201 Cell Biology
  • CHE 101 General Chemistry I or CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications I
  • CHE 102 General Chemistry II or CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications II
  • CHE 201 Organic Chemistry I or CHE 251 Contemporary Organic Chemistry
  • CHE 202 Organic Chemistry II or CHE 252 Contemporary 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
  • ANA 113 Human Anatomy
  • MIC 401 Biomedical Microbiology
  • PGY 451 Human Physiology I
  • PGY 452 Human Physiology II
  • STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Science
  • ENG 105 Writing and Rhetoric (Communication Literacy I, as placed)

Required Courses:

  • BIO 303 General Physiology
  • BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
  • BIO 319 Genetics
  • PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I (including PHY 151 lab) or PHY 107 General Physics I
  • PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab or PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab

Four BIO Lab courses:

  • BIO 313 General Physiology Laboratory
  • BIO 315 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry Laboratory
  • BIO 310 Ecology Methods
  • BIO 329 Genetics Laboratory
  • BIO 332 Adv. Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 370 Developmental Biology Laboratory
  • BIO 400 Bioinformatics
  • BIO 420 Cytogenetics
  • BIO 498 Undergraduate Research


  •  62 Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)
  • 146 Credits Required for Major (Graduate)
  •  29 Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum
  •   3 Additional Credits Required for Electives
  •  94 Total Credits Required for BS/PharmD Degree

See the curricular plan for the possible timetable for the completion of the combined BS/PharmD degree program for students entering Fall 2018 and after.


Submit the CAS Major/Minor Change Request form to request one of the following changes to your academic plan:

  • Add a major, minor, or certificate in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Drop any major
  • Drop any minor