Affiliation Agreement with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

BS in Chemistry or Biology to the PharmD

The following program outline is for the students who plan to apply through the affiliation agreement to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ PharmD program from a BS in Biology or Chemistry at the University at Albany. ACPHS will reserve ten positions in each admission cycle for qualified UAlbany students in this program.

This program is available only to those admitted as freshmen to UAlbany; transfer students are ineligible. This program requires that students complete three years (a minimum of 90 credits) of study at The University at Albany with a major in Biology or Chemistry. The major and general education requirements toward the BS degree must be completed before departing for ACPHS. Students attend ACPHS PharmD program (and pay ACPHS tuition), beginning their fourth college year, which is the first year of their professional program. With the completion of the fourth year of study, the University at Albany will accept 31 credits as transfer credits back to the BS.

 
The following course sequence is suggested for Chemistry Majors:


Fall - Year 1

 

 

Spring -Year1

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ACHM120

General Chemistry I

3

ACHM121

General Chemistry II

3

ACHM124

General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM125

General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

AMAT112

Calculus I

4

AMAT113

Calculus II

4

APHY140

Physics I: Mechanics

3

APHY150

Physics II: Electromagnetism

3

APHY145

Physics Lab I

1

APHY155

Physics Lab II

1

APSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

General Education: Writing and Critical Inquiry

3

 

General Education: Humanities

3

 

General Education: Challenges for the 21st Century

3

Total Credits:

 

18

Total Credits:

 

18

 

Fall - Year 2

 

 

Spring -Year2

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ACHM220

Organic Chemistry I

3

ACHM221

Organic Chemistry II

3

ACHM222

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM223

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

ABIO130

General Biology I

3

ABIO131

General Biology II

3

ACOM203

Speech Composition and Presentation

3

ACHM226

Quantitative Analysis

3

General Education: Arts

3

ACHM227

Quantitative Analysis II

1

 

General Education: US History

3

AMAT108

Elementary Statistics

3

 

 

 

 

General Education: Foreign Language

4

Total Credits:

 

16

Total Credits:

 

18

 

Fall - Year 3

 

 

Spring –Year 3

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ABIO201

Introduction to Biological Investigations I

1

ABIO202

Introduction to Biological Investigations II

1

ACHM212

Introductory Genetics

4

ACHM445

Biophysical Chemistry II

3

ACHM444

Biophysical Chemistry

3

ACHM417

Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

3

ACHM352Z

Physical Chemistry Lab

3

ACHM420

Inorganic Chemistry

3

Comprehensive Biochemistry I

3

ACHM443

Comprehensive Biochemistry II

1

 

General Education: International Perspective

3

ACHM446

Chemical Biology Laboratory

3

 

 

 

ABIO314

Microbiology

3

 

 

 

ABIO315

Microbiology Laboratory

2

Total Credits:

 

17

Total Credits:

 

21

 


The following course sequence is suggested for Biology Majors:


Fall - Year 1

 

 

Spring -Year1

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ABIO130

General Biology I

3

ABIO131

General Biology II

3

ACHM120

General Chemistry I

3

ACHM121

General Chemistry II

3

ACHM124

General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM125

General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

AMAT108

Elementary Statistics

3

AMAT112

Calculus I

4

General Education: Humanities

3

APSY101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

General Education: International Perspectives

3

 

General Education: Writing and Critical Inquiry

3

Total Credits:

 

16

Total Credits:

 

17

 

Fall - Year 2

 

 

Spring-Year2

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ABIO201

Introduction to Biological Investigations I

1

ABIO202

Introduction to Biological Investigations II

1

ABIO212

Introductory Genetics

4

ABIO217

Cell Biology

3

ACHM220

Organic Chemistry I

3

ACHM221

Organic Chemistry II

1

ACHM222

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

ACHM223

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

General Education: Arts

3

ACOM203

Speech Composition and Presentation

3

 

General Education: US History

3

 

General Education: Foreign Language

4

 

 

 

 

General Education: Challenges for the 21st Century

3

Total Credits:

 

15

Total Credits:

 

18

 

Fall - Year 3

 

 

Spring -Year 3

 

 

Course

Title

Credit

Course

Title

Credit

ABIO365

Biological Chemistry I

3

ABIO330

Principles of Ecology and Evolution

3

Biology Elective

3

ABIO314

Microbiology

3

Biology Lab

2

ABIO315

Microbiology Laboratory

2

Biology Lab

2

APHY108

General Physics II

3

APHY105

General Physics I

3

APHY109

General Physics Lab II

1

APHY106

General Physics Lab I

1

 

Biology Elective

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credits:

 

14

Total Credits:

 

15

 


Thirty one credits of the fourth year at ACPHS will count back toward the undergraduate BS degree from UAlbany:


Fall Year 4

Hours

Spring Year 4

Hours

Pharmaceutics I

3

Pharmaceutics II

3

Physiology/ pathophysiology I

4

Physiology/ pathophysiology II

4

Biochemistry

3

Molecular Biology

3

Immunology

3

Self Care/OTC

3

Pharmacy Skills Lab I

1

Pharmacy Skills Lab II

1

IPS Workshop I

1

IPS Workshop II

1

Foundations of Pharmacy

1

 

 

 

  

APPLICATION:

Students will make a formal application to ACPHS by December 1 in the fall semester of their third year at UAlbany and will be evaluated for admission.

This is not a guaranteed entrance program. Students may be eligible to matriculate at ACPHS once they have met the following requirements and are accepted:

  1. completion of at least 90 credits at UA with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (only grades of C- or above will count towards the 90 credits);
  2. completion of the required Pre-pharmacy courses at UAlbany;
  3. successful completion of an interview at ACPHS;
  4. completion of the PCAT with a satisfactory score; and
  5. acceptance to ACPHS.

Contact for more information: Either your departmental advisor or the University at Albany, Pre-Health Advisor