If you are a highly motivated and curious individual who is fascinated with the life sciences and enjoys problem solving--- then pharmacology is for you. Pharmacological sciences include biochemical, cardiovascular, endocrine, molecular, and neuropharmacology. Related fields are clinical pharmacology and medical chemistry. Novel drugs have been designed to combat cancer, AIDs, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurological disorders, among others. The effects of chemicals and industrial pollutants upon the environment and ecosystems are monitored by pharmacologists and toxicologists. Marine natural products with therapeutic properties are being isolated. Drugs are being used as probes to better understand the molecular, cellular, and physiological processes occurring within the human body. There are no boundaries for the science of drug discovery to improve the quality of human life, and many career pathways and opportunities are available for pharmacologists.
General Requirements And Admission To The Pharmacology Program:
Transfer or current Stony Brook students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in a strong college science curriculum. Incoming freshman must complete at least one semester of coursework at Stony Brook before applications can be processed. All courses offered for the major must be taken for a letter grade. Completion of the major requirements entails approximately 66-67 credits. In addition to coursework, a written senior thesis based upon an independent research project is required for the degree.
The application form is available HERE and should be submitted along with copies of your transcripts (unofficial). Transfer students, incoming freshman, and high school seniors are encouraged to apply to the Pharmacology Program (you cannot be considered for acceptance into the Pharmacology Program until you have been accepted by Stony Brook University, but it is best to apply as early as possible).
Mail or fax the completed application along with copies of transcripts to:
Stony Brook University
BST-8, Room 140
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8651
Fax: (631) 444-9749