May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmaceutical Sciences

270 Pharmacy Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8033

Donald E. Mager, PharmD, PhD, FCP
Carrie Hoefer, PhD, MBA
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Sara Robinson
Director of Undergraduate Advisement and Recruitment

Pharmaceutical Sciences Overview

The pharmaceutical sciences major is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences. Students are educated for employment opportunities as pharmaceutical associate research scientists engaged in drug discovery and development research.

While the major is structurally a basic science program, it is also a unique interdisciplinary field. Areas of interest in pharmaceutical sciences range from the physical chemistry of pharmaceutical systems; to biopharmaceutics, which encompasses the study of the relationship between the nature and intensity of biologic effects of drugs and various dosage formulation factors; to pharmacokinetics, which is the science of the quantitative analysis of drug concentration (drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination) and drug effects in the body; to clinical pharmacokinetics, which is concerned with the application of pharmacokinetics to the safe and effective therapeutic management of individual patients.

Academic Advising

Academic advising is provided through the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is recommended that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester. Undergraduate pre-pharmacy and pre-pharmaceutical sciences students may seek advisement by emailing questions to or scheduling advising appointments through EAB Navigate

Academic Advising Contact Information

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
270 Pharmacy Building, South Campus