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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences BS/PharmD


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Undergraduate Course Requirements


Biological Sciences Core (81-82 credits)


Graduate Course Requirements


Pharmacy Core (142.5 credits)


  • PHC 501 Pharmaceutical Chemistry: The Chemical Basis of Drug Action Credits: 3
  • PHC 516 Pharmacogenomics Credits: 1
  • PHC 529 Pharmacy Calculations Credits: 3
  • PHC 530 Physical Pharmacy Credits: 2
  • PHC 531 Intro to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 1 Credits:4
  • PHM 500 US Health Systems and Informatics Credits: 3
  • PHM 508 Biostatistics and Drug Literature Evaluation Credits: 2
  • PHM 517 Patient Care Essentials 1: SDoH, Intercultural Competence, Providing Care to Underserved Communities Credits: 3
  • PHM 518 Patient Care Essentials 2 - Essential Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy Credits: 3
  • PHM 527 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 528 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 2 Credits: 1
  • PHM 537 Contemporary Pharmacy Management and Practice Credits: 2
  • PHM 538 Pharmacy Law and Ethical Principles Credits: 4
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • PHM 577 Pharmacy Professional Development 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 578 Pharmacy Professional Development 2 Credits. 0.5
  • PHM 613 Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology Credits: 2
  • PHM 620 IPC Fluid, Electrolytes, and Nutrition Credits: 3
  • PHM 621 IPC Cardiology 1 Credits: 3
  • PHM 622 IPC Cardiology 2 Credits: 3
  • PHM 623 IPC Renal Credits: 3
  • PHM 624 IPC Immunology and Infectious Diseases Credits: 5
  • PHM 625 IPC Endocrinology Credits: 3
  • PHM 626 IPC Pulmonology Credits: 2
  • PHM 632 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 651 Extemporaneous Compounding 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 652 Extemporaneous Compounding 2 Credits: 1
  • PHM 677 Pharmacy Professional Development 3 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 678 Pharmacy Professional Development 4 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 681 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2a Credits: 1
  • PHM 682 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2b Credits: 1
  • PHM 720 IPC GI/Hepatology Credits: 3
  • PHM 721 IPC Neurology Credits: 2
  • PHM 722 IPC Pain / Psych Credits: 3
  • PHM 723 IPC Hematology and Oncology Credits: 2
  • PHM 724 IPC Dermatology/Rheumatology/Opthalmology Credits: 3
  • PHM 725 IPC Reproductive Health Credits: 2
  • PHM 726 IPC Pediatrics/Geriatrics Credits: 3
  • PHM 727 IPC Toxicology/Critical Care Credits: 2
  • PHM 730 Topics in Pharmacy Law Credits: 1
  • PHM 732 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 777 Pharmacy Professional Development 5 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 778 Pharmacy Professional Development 6 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 781 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3a Credits: 3
  • PHM 782 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3b Credits: 3
  • PHM 843 Ambulatory Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 844 Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 845 Hospital Health-System Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 846 Inpatient General Medicine Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 847 Elective 1, Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 848 Elective 2, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 849 Elective 3, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 850 Professional Development Credits: 1
  • Major Electives Credits: 12

Notes


NOTE: The UB Curriculum course BIO 387LEC - Communicating in Biological Sciences  can not be used as elective credit towards the BS/PharmD.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 81-82


Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 246.5-247.5 credit hour total

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 104-105


Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 142.5


Total Credits Required for Graduation: 246.5-247.5


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.

Academic Requirements


  1. Earn minimum grade point averages
    • Prerequisite science and math GPA 3.000
    • Overall GPA 3.000
    • A minimum GPA of 2.000 following the completion of BIO 200 , BIO 201 , BIO 303  and BIO 305  is required for retention in the Biological Sciences major.
    • Each Pharmacy PharmD prerequisite course must be successfully completed with a grade equal to, or greater than, C (2.000)
  2. Submit an application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) during the fall of the junior year, no later than October 1.
  3. Upon invitation, complete a formal interview.
  4. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmacy. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.

First-year students must declare the Biological Sciences BS/PharmD major by December 31 of their first semester. All other candidates are considered through the PharmCAS application process. 

Program Honors


Students with at least a 3.600 GPA may apply to the honors program fall of the third year. Accepted students take BIO 487  spring of the junior year and the senior year is devoted to laboratory research where the student completes six credits of honors-level, biological research BIO 497  in the laboratory of a UB faculty member. The research is presented at the departmental honors symposium at the end of spring semester. BIO 497  credits count for two of the required labs for the major and all the BIO 487 /BIO 497  credits will be counted toward the total required for the major.

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: 19


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 17


Third Year Fall


Total Credits: 16 or 17


Total Credits: 18


Fourth Year Fall


  • PHC 501 Pharmaceutical Chemistry: The Chemical Basis of Drug Action Credits: 3
  • PHC 529 Pharmacy Calculations Credits: 3
  • PHM 577 Pharmacy Professional Development 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • PHM 517 Patient Care Essentials 1: SDoH, Intercultural Competence, Providing Care to Underserved Communities Credits: 3
  • PHM 500 US Health Systems and Informatics Credits: 3
  • PHM 537 Contemporary Pharmacy Management and Practice Credits: 2
  • PHM 527 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 1 Credits: 1

Total Credits: 16


Fourth Year Spring


  • PHC 530 Physical Pharmacy Credits: 2
  • PHM 578 Pharmacy Professional Development 2 Credits. 0.5
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • PHC 516 Pharmacogenomics Credits: 1
  • PHC 531 Intro to Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics 1 Credits: 4
  • PHM 518 Patient Care Essentials 2 - Essential Skills for the Practice of Pharmacy Credits: 3
  • PHM 538 Pharmacy Law and Ethical Principles Credits: 4
  • PHM 508 Biostatistics and Drug Literature Evaluation Credits: 2
  • PHM 528 Pharmaceutical Principles of Pharmacotherapy 2 Credits: 1

Total Credits: 17.5


Fifth Year Fall


  • PHM 651 Extemporaneous Compounding 1 Credits: 1
  • PHM 681 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2a Credits: 1
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • PHM 677 Pharmacy Professional Development 3 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 620 IPC Fluid, Electrolytes, and Nutrition Credits: 3
  • PHM 621 IPC Cardiology 1 Credits: 3
  • PHM 622 IPC Cardiology 2 Credits: 3
  • PHM 623 IPC Renal Credits: 3
  • Major Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 17.5


Fifth Year Spring


  • PHM 652 Extemporaneous Compounding 2 Credits: 1
  • PHM 682 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 2b Credits: 1
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • Major Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 678 Pharmacy Professional Development 4 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 613 Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology Credits: 2
  • PHM 624 IPC Immunology and Infectious Diseases Credits: 5
  • PHM 625 IPC Endocrinology Credits: 3
  • PHM 626 IPC Pulmonology Credits: 2
  • PHM 632 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5

Total Credits: 18


Sixth Year Fall


  • PHM 781 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3a Credits: 3
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • Major Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 777 Pharmacy Professional Development 5 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 720 IPC GI/Hepatology Credits: 3
  • PHM 721 IPC Neurology Credits: 2
  • PHM 722 IPC Pain / Psych Credits: 3
  • PHM 723 IPC Hematology and Oncology Credits: 2

Total Credits: 16.5


Sixth Year Spring


  • PHM 730 Topics in Pharmacy Law Credits: 1
  • PHM 782 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) 3b Credits: 3
  • PHM 555 Pharmacy Series: Success in Program and Profession (x6) Credits: 0
  • Major Elective Credits: 3
  • PHM 778 Pharmacy Professional Development 6 Credits: 0.5
  • PHM 724 IPC Dermatology/Rheumatology/Opthalmology Credits: 3
  • PHM 725 IPC Reproductive Health Credits: 2
  • PHM 726 IPC Pediatrics/Geriatrics Credits: 3
  • PHM 727 IPC Toxicology/Critical Care Credits: 2
  • PHM 732 IPC OSCEs Credits: 0.5

Total Credits: 18


Seventh Year Fall


  • PHM 843 Ambulatory Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 844 Community Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 845 Hospital Health-System Pharmacy Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 4
  • PHM 846 Inpatient General Medicine Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 847 Elective 1, Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 848 Elective 2, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 849 Elective 3, Direct or Non-Direct Patient Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) Credits: 6
  • PHM 850 Professional Development Credits: 1

Total Credits: 39


Total Credits Required: 246.5-247.5


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

Learning Outcomes


During the BS portion of the program, students will develop a broad background in the biological sciences and achieve an understanding and appreciation of basic biological concepts and principles. They will become proficient in five broad areas of biology: evolutionary biology, cell biology, physiology, biochemistry and genetics.


 

(HEGIS: 04.01 BIOLOGY GENERAL, CIP26.0101 Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

 

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