St. Bonaventure University will offer a seven-year doctor of pharmacy program in collaboration with the University at Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The program will first be offered in fall 2016.
Students accepted into this competitive program will have a conditional seat waiting for them at UB after majoring in biology at St. Bonaventure for three years.
“Aligning ourselves with the highly respected pharmacy school at UB is a welcomed opportunity for prospective students, as well as the St. Bonaventure community,” said Dr. Monica Thomas, director of the Franciscan Health Care Professions program at St. Bonaventure.
The program is completed with an additional four years at UB, leading to a bachelor’s degree awarded by St. Bonaventure and a doctorate in pharmacy awarded by UB.
The acceptance to UB is conditional because academic, comportment, and procedural requirements must be maintained while at St. Bonaventure in order to move on to UB’s School of Pharmacy.
Requirements will be detailed in writing when a conditional acceptance is offered, and can also be found online at www.sbu.edu/ubpharm.
Students have the option to spend a fourth year of the program at St. Bonaventure University to complete a bachelor’s degree, thereby extending the length of the overall program to eight years.
The new dual-degree program is one of 11 programs — either in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy — under the umbrella of St. Bonaventure’s FHCP program; it’s the second articulation agreement with UB (dentistry).
“St. Bonaventure has successfully placed a number of highly qualified graduates in reserved seats in various health professions graduate programs for the past nine years. This program gives students interested in SBU and a career in pharmacy one more option, to complement our existing FHCP offerings,” said Thomas.
To learn more about any of St. Bonaventure’s FHCP programs, visit www.sbu.edu/prehealth, or contact Thomas at email@example.com.
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