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Early Assurance Programs

For those students whose academic path is more clearly defined, UB’s dental and pharmacy schools offer special early assurance programs. These unique programs afford students the chance to complete additional studies, study abroad and pursue other interests free of the pressures of the admissions process.


Each year, 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 minimum GPA of 3.3 and complete specific science courses. Upon receipt of the baccalaureate degree, the dental phase will begin. This is not an accelerated program. For more information, contact a pre-professional health advisor or visit the School of Dental Medicine website.


Accepted pharmacy freshmen are afforded admission directly to the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree Early Assurance Program 2+4=6 option. During the two years of undergraduate study and to maintain one’s seat, students must maintain a 3.3 prerequisite GPA, successfully complete an interview and adhere to all Early Assurance Program requirements.

Last updated: August 17, 2016 12:39 pm EST