Mohawk Valley Community College and University of Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences signed an affiliation agreement to create a 2 + 4 undergraduate/professional school education in which students would complete MVCC’s Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science: Biology degree program and then apply to and attend UB’s four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.

This six-year program will allow students to complete all of UB’s necessary prerequisites at MVCC, though admission into UB’s program is not guaranteed. Students must identify their intent to pursue this program within the first 30 credits hours taken at MVCC, maintain a 3.5 GPA overall in their math and science courses, submit transcripts after each year completed, and meet any additional minimum requirements established by the UB Doctor of Pharmacy Admissions Committee.

“This new agreement established between Mohawk Valley Community College and University at Buffalo provides interested students a straightforward path as to what courses to take that will lead them toward their end goal,” said Michael Henningsen, assistant director of Career and Transfer Services at MVCC. “What makes this agreement unique is that as long as students maintain a competitive GPA while at MVCC, they can be accepted directly into the Pharm D. program upon transfer. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to get their academic start right here in their own backyard while knowing they are on the right path for their future academic and career goals.”

To learn more about this program, contact MVCC Assistant Director of Career and Transfer Services Michael Henningsen at 315-792-5808 or<>, or visit


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