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Agreement allows early entry into UB PharmD program

Published December 21, 2017

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has formed new collaborative 2+4 agreements with eight SUNY community colleges to provide students with the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a shorter amount of time.

The 2+4 agreements will allow students to apply to UB’s PharmD program after completing two years of undergraduate study in an associate’s degree program at community colleges. Two qualified students from each community college will be guaranteed acceptance into UB each year.

The new agreements were formed with Erie Community College, SUNY Adirondack, Columbia—Greene Community College, SUNY Broome Community College, Nassau Community College, Rockland Community College, Tompkins Cortland Community College and Dutchess Community College.

The agreements follow existing partnerships with Monroe Community College, Genesee Community College, Finger Lakes Community College and Fulton—Montgomery Community College.

“The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences values our collaboration with State University of New York community colleges and these 2+4 agreements will further solidify our strong partnerships. We look forward to having their best and brightest students as members of our PharmD program,” says James O’Donnell, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.