Binghamton University - SUNY

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Rachael Perry
Director of Admissions

Office of Student Affairs and Admissions

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
PO Box 6000
Binghamton , New York 13902

Phone (Work): 607-777-5800

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: June 3, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Candidate

Program Information (back to top)

Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (two terms per academic year)
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    Varies each semester

    Details

    TBD

Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
Alternative enrollment options available
  • None
Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
Satellite/Branch Campuses:

Program Description (back to top)

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences plans to build on a long tradition of educational excellence at a great value at Binghamton University. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging students academically, not financially. The School will provide a quality and demanding education to aspiring pharmacists at a low in-state tuition or scholarship-supported out-of-state tuition.  The quality of the School is exemplified in small class sizes, excellent faculty, research opportunities, and state of the art facilities.

 

Class Size – The projected student-to-faculty ratio will be 10-to-1 or less, with class sizes of 85-90. There will be a faculty-student mentoring program, allowing for a rich professional experience. Students will have the opportunity to develop relationships with professors and preceptors, promoting lifelong mentors and professional contacts.

 

Excellent Faculty – Students will learn contemporary pharmacy skills through one-on-one interactions with dedicated faculty, who will be active in research and clinical practice. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has compiled some of the best and most experienced faculty members in the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Some of their areas of expertise include but are not limited to, community practice, geriatrics, drug development and delivery, pharmacology, genomics, epidemiology, pharmaco-economics, ambulatory care, critical care, global health, and much more. Our current faculty have compiled more than a century’s worth of academic and research experience in the field of pharmacy and health sciences. The school looks to continue to add leaders to the academy and create one of the strongest pharmacy schools in the state of New York and the country.  

 

Research Opportunities – Through a formal research track and a capstone experience built into the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars/researchers in pharmacy practice, health outcomes, and pharmaceutical science. The school aims to become a leader in cutting-edge research, specializing in drug development and delivery, pharmacology, and genomics.  Research will improve clinical decision-making, thereby impacting both the quality and cost of healthcare, while another focus will be on pharmaceutical products and services with an eye on improving patient outcomes, especially in the rural setting.

 

State of the Art Facilities – Binghamton University School of Pharmacy will be part of the new Health Science campus in Johnson City. The four story, 85,000 square foot facility will have two floors devoted to a high quality pharmacy education program and two floors devoted to cutting edge contemporary, multidisciplinary research. The new state of the art simulation lab will provide students with the resources to work interprofessionally with a wide variety of health professionals to develop industry leading clinical skills.

 

The new school aims to educate graduates to truly understand the value of evidence-based, patient-centered pharmaceutical care and innovative research. We will 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 and become leading professionals in pharmacy research and clinical practice.  

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 250
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 90
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 90
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 3
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: Binghamton does not have a policy that limits or favors current Binghamton students, transfer or out of state applicants. All applicants are considered equally.
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: Binghamton does not have a policy that limits or favors current Binghamton students, transfer or out of state applicants. All applicants are considered equally.
Minimum overall GPA considered: Binghamton does not have a minimum GPA
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: Around 2.75 out of 4.0
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: Binghamton does not have a minimum PCAT score
Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 45%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 55%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.2
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 18 - 43 years old
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: Around 65
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: Around 50
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: Around 105
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total Around 65  Around 105 
English I     
English II     
General Biology I with Lab     
General Biology II with Lab      
General Chemistry I with Lab     
General Chemistry II with Lab     
Organic Chemistry I     
Organic Chemistry II with Lab     
Biochemistry (preferred but optional)      
Microbiology     
Anatomy     
Physiology     
Physics I with Lab     
Physics II with Lab (optional)     
Calculus I     
Calculus II (optional)      
Statistics     
Microeconomics     
Social Science or Behavioral Course     

Additional Information

For more detailed information on prerequisites please go to our website and click on the prerequisite page: https://www.binghamton.edu/pharmacy-and-pharmaceutical-sciences/future-students/prereq-courses.html

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

No

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: January 2014
Details:

Applicants are advised to take the PCAT in the summer or fall. The January PCAT is also accepted.

 

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?

Yes

Details:
International students must have Test of English as a First Language (TOEFL) scores if native language is not English and they have not attended an American college or university for two years. 
Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? No
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? No
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: 03/01/2019 Received by deadline
Details:

Binghamton University School of Pharamcy prefers foreign transcript evaluations to go through either World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). 

 

Letters of Reference (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
Number of LORs you accept: Two (2)
Are LORs required? Yes
Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • October through May
Details:

The Admissions Interview process is a mutual selection process where students have the opportunity to assess their compatibility with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy can assess the student's skills and abilities. The candidate is assessed on their motivations for becoming a pharmacist, understanding of the pharmacy practice, potential to be a caring health care professional, ability to work effectively with other individuals and patients, communication skills, writing skills, leadership ability and critical thinking/problem solving skills. The candidate will be given time to provide a short writing sample on site. 

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Within one week after the interview
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Within two weeks after receipt of the acceptance offer.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $150.00
Due: Two weeks after receipt of acceptance
Refundable? No
New Student Orientation Information:
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes