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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmacology and Toxicology BS/MS

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Admission Criteria

  • Must be a current Pharmacology and Toxicology major
  • Minimum 2.700 GPA in major courses

This program is competitive and admission is not guaranteed even if all admission criteria is met. 

For information on application requirements and deadlines, visit the JSMBS: Pharmacology and Toxicology Admissions page.

Undergraduate Course Requirements

Pharmacology and Toxicology Core (70 credits)

Graduate Course Requirements

Pharmacology and Toxicology Core (30 credits)

  • PMY 503 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology Credits: 5
  • PMY 516 - Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology Credits: 3
  • PMY 517 - Cancer and Cardiovascular Pharmacology Credits: 2


  • SSC 640 - Graduate Research Ethics Course Credits: 3 OR
  • LAI 648 - Graduate Research Ethics Course Credits: 3


  • PMY xxx - Graduate Elective (complete 3 credits)
  • PMY 751 - Thesis Research (complete 7 credits)
  • PMY 752 - Thesis Research (complete 7 credits)

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 69

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 131 credit hour total

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 99

Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 30

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 129

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Program Honors

Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of approved 498 credit (with 9 credits coming from the same lab experience) and present their research at a department approved research presentation. Students must also meet the remaining criteria outlined in the Academic Honors policy. Students who successfully complete the honors program and meet the criteria will have the appropriate notation on their official transcript.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 16

Second Year Spring

Total Credits: 15

Third Year Fall

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 14

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year Spring

  • PMY 516LEC - Mol Neuropsychopharmacology Credits: 3
  • PMY 517LEC - Cancer and Cardio Pharm Credits: 2
  • Grad-Level Ethics Course (SSC 640 or LAI 648) Credits: 3
  • PMY 752TUT - Research Credits: 5 

Total Credits: 13

Fifth Year Fall

  • PMY 751TUT - Research Credits: 3

Total Credits: 3

Fifth Year Spring

  • PMY 752TUT - Research Credits: 2

Total Credits: 2

Total Credits Required: 129

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the BS/MS program, you will have completed substantial graduate coursework, giving you a competitive advantage in applying to Ph.D. programs and a strong foundation for advanced graduate research.

Our highly competitive degrees also prepare students for MD and Dental programs and positions in pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as medical patent law.


(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP26.1007 Pharmacology and Toxicology)


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