Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The professional degree program of a college or school of pharmacy is granted accreditation status if it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that the program complies with accreditation standards, including the appropriateness of the program’s mission and goals, the adequacy of resources and organization to meet the mission and goals, outcomes that indicate that the mission and goals are being met, and the reasonable assurance of the continued compliance with standards.
The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 190 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60603, 312-664-3575; Fax 866-228-2631, website www.acpeaccredit.org.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
On Jan. 3, 2017, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved the inclusion of the "Professional Practice Degree (Doctor of Pharmacy - PharmD) within the scope of the institution's accreditation."
SUNY Board of Trustees
On March 11, 2015, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees for its plan to confer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
New York State Education Department
On Dec. 13, 2016, the New York State Board of Regents authorized Binghamton University to award the PharmD degree. The NYS Education Department reviewed the program and registered it for professional purposes on Feb. 6, 2017. The program's registration was renewed by the NYS Education Department on June 25, 2018. The renewed registration remains in effect until Sept. 1, 2019, after which date registration will be extended annually until the department's next review is conducted.
The Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy program is intended to prepare students for New York state licensure and certification requirements. Admission into this program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with Binghamton University’s School of Pharmacy, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.
To be licensed in New York state, an individual must meet educational requirements and pass two pharmacist licensing exams:
- North American Pharmacist Licensing Exam (NAPLEX)
- Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Exam (MPJE) for New York state
Once licensed in New York state, an individual has reciprocity with all other U.S. states, with, at a minimum, the successful passing of the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Find a complete list of any additional state restrictions for licensure transfer on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website.
Transfer Credit Policy for PharmD Students
Before credit for a course taken at a different university is accepted for transfer credit into the Binghamton University PharmD program, written approval must be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs or the Dean of the SOPPS prior to registering for Binghamton University classes. Students transferring credits to Binghamton University will need to complete the Request for Transfer Credit form, which is available from the Graduate School.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Articulation Agreements
- Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Elmira College
- Ithaca College
- Keuka College
- Wells College
- SUNY Broome Community College
- SUNY Nassau Community College
- SUNY Onondaga Community College
Student Grievance Policy
All students are encouraged to make every effort to solve problems informally by working with their class representatives and class advisors, faculty members and both the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs. For more formal grievances, refer to the process outlined below. Examples of potential reasons for a grievance include, but are not limited to:
- Policies as described in the approved School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’
- Academic Integrity Policy violations and/or results of associated CAP hearings
- Professional Misconduct violations and/or results of associate CAP hearings, and
- matters pertaining to ACPE standards or ACPE policies and procedures.
If an individual discovers a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy or Professionalism Policy, the student will be informed as outlined in the respective sections above. Cases may be referred to the CAP as indicated in the “Enforcement Procedures” section of both the Academic Integrity and Professionalism Policies. If the student fails to reach a satisfactory resolution, the student may appeal the CAP decision within five business days of the CAP hearing, in accordance with the following policy:
- The student should make a formal written appeal to the Student Grievance Committee (membership described in the SOPPS Bylaws). This committee will meet and discuss the issue and may request additional information from various parties before rendering a decision. The Student Grievance Committee will render a decision in written format and copy the OAA and the OSA.
- If the student does not feel the issue is resolved, the student should make a written appeal to the OAA within five business days of the Student Grievance Committee’s written decision. The OAA will review the information and prepare a written decision.
- If the student still does not feel the issue is resolved, the student should make a written appeal to the dean of the SOPPS within five business days of the decision of the OAA. The dean will review the information and prepare a written decision.
Students may submit a complaint to the ACPE at any time in accordance with its policy. For a statement of the ACPE Complaint and procedures on how to file a complaint, refer to the ACPE website.