Additional information on how to Apply to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Binghamton’s new School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a research-intensive professional school offering a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
We enrolled our first cohort of PharmD students in fall 2017*, and are educating students in the value of evidence-based, patient-centered pharmaceutical care and innovative research. We embrace interprofessional education, which allows students to learn about, from and with other healthcare professionals in the classroom and through practice experiences. Our graduates will be prepared to serve their communities in socially responsible ways to improve health and well-being.
PharmD students will learn contemporary pharmacy skills in a state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and interact one-on-one with dedicated faculty, who are active in research and clinical practice. With a projected student-to faculty ratio of 10-to-1, the school will foster strong mentoring relationships and fulfilling experiences.
*The PharmD program has been granted precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Read more about our accreditation status.
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Internships, research opportunities and more
The curriculum for the PharmD program includes robust rotations; an emphasis on interprofessional education and teamwork; and courses in pharmacy management, hospital practice and pharmacoeconomics. Through a formal research track and a capstone experience, students have the opportunity to work with leading scholars and researchers in pharmacy practice, health outcomes and pharmaceutical science.
After You Graduate
There are many career pathways for graduates with a PharmD degree. You will find pharmacy graduates working in clinical settings (hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, health systems, long-term care centers), retail settings (community pharmacies), research, academia, regulatory agencies, associations, consulting in the pharmaceutical or insurance industries, pharmaceutical sales; and working for the federal government (armed forces, Federal Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health).
The demand for trained pharmacy professionals has increased in recent years due to the rapid growth of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially for our growing elderly population. The number of pharmacists in healthcare services is also increasing as pharmacists become more actively involved in drug therapy decision-making for patients of all ages.
The PharmD program requires at least 62 semester credit hours of study at an accredited college or university, or an equivalent institution, as determined by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, for admission. All course prerequisites must be completed by the time of matriculation, and each course must have a grade of C or better prior to enrollment. An overall GPA of 2.75 and a science GPA of 2.75 are minimum for entry.
Note: Binghamton University does not currently issue forms I-20 or DS-2019 (necessary to apply for F-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant status) for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are working to become registered in the SEVIS system governed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. We anticipate full registration prior to Fall 2018. Non-citizens currently in the U.S. in visa classifications that allow for full-time study “incidental to status” are encouraged to apply.
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For more information, visit the Pharmacy department page.