Affiliation Agreement with SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy

Affiliation Agreement Between St. Lawrence University and The State University of New York, University at Buffalo, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences



I. St. Lawrence University and The State University of New York University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences agree to cooperate in providing an accelerated 3 + 4 undergraduate/professional school education leading to the BA or BS degree from St. Lawrence University and the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the University at Buffalo.


The PharmD Admissions Committee has the following minimum requirements. 

  1. Earn the following minimum grade point averages at St. Lawrence University:
    1. Prerequisite course science and mathematics GPA 3.3.
    2. Overall GPA 3.3.
    3. Each prerequisite course must successfully be completed with a grade equal to, or greater than, a 2.5 by the end of the summer semester prior to fall admission.
    4.   The St. Lawrence University student must be a major in the biology, chemistry, biochemistry or neuroscience programs    and have completed at least 75% of the units required for the chosen major.
    5. Students will have completed at least two English courses, one year of general biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of calculus, one semester of physics, one semester of statistics, one semester of microbiology, two semesters of anatomy and physiology, one semester of biochemistry, and one semester of any social or behavioral science and all the St. Lawrence University graduation and distribution requirements.  All the above requirements must be completed by the end of the summer semester prior to fall matriculation into the PharmD program.
  2. Submit an application through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) during the fall of their junior year, no later than October 1.
  3. Take the PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)  The PCAT is required for all PharmCAS applicants.
  4. Receive a favorable letter of recommendation from the St. Lawrence University Health Careers Committee.
  5. Meet the University at Buffalo PharmD Supplemental Application and Application Fee deadline of March 1.
  6. Maintain the appropriate moral and ethical standards necessary for admission and for the eventual attainment of professional licensure.
  7. Upon invitation, the University at Buffalo will also require a formal interview with designated interviewers as part of the PharmD admissions process.  Information regarding this requirement will be provided following the receipt of all application documents.
  8. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, aptitude, personal qualifications, and evidence of motivation toward pharmacy. These are judged from the college record, grade point average, the PCAT, letters of reference and evaluation, a Supplemental Admission Application, and a personal interview. In addition to intellectual and academic competence, the School's Admissions Committee considers communication skills, leadership ability, community service, health care-related or research experience, and motivation for pursuing a career in pharmacy.
  9. All students enrolled in the PharmD program must submit a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and a Drug Screen from a vendor approved by UB SoPPS at the student’s expense.  The CBC is due within 15 days of the acceptance confirmation email.  Drug Screens will be assigned randomly throughout the four years in the professional program.