Early Assurance Programs

How to get a head start on your path.

For students who have identified early on an intended path in dentistry or pharmacy, UB’s dental and pharmacy schools offer special early assurance programs. These unique programs afford students the chance to complete additional studies and pursue other interests free of the pressures of the admissions process.


Qualified undergraduates may receive formal acceptance to UB’s School of Dental Medicine after the second semester of their sophomore year. To qualify, students must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and complete specific science courses. Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, the dental phase will begin. This is not an accelerated program. For more information, contact a prehealth advisor or visit the School of Dental Medicine website.


Incoming freshmen entering UB directly from high school who indicate pharmacy as their major can be automatically admitted into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program through the prestigious Early Assurance (EA) Program. Students must maintain a 3.3 prerequisite GPA, successfully complete an interview and adhere to all program requirements.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST