A 3+3 affiliation agreement with the Lake Erie College of Medicine’s School of Pharmacy (LECOM) would give the students in SRU’s Biochemistry program a pharmacy option. Students selecting this option would receive a B.S. degree in Chemistry (Biochemistry Concentration) after completing the first year of a 3-year doctoral program at LECOM. Twenty-seven credits, including 9 in chemistry, 4 in biology, and 6 in liberal studies, would be transferred from LECOM to SRU at that time.
- Students applying for Phase II of the Program must also complete an on-line PharmCAS Application by October 15th of the year of matriculation.
- LECOM School of Pharmacy will accept advanced placement credit for prerequisite courses. However a class of equal rigor should be taken at the affiliated college.
- LECOM School of Pharmacy will not accept credit given for CLEP courses.
- Students who have taken Phase I courses in high school must supplement each course with an additional, higher level course in the same discipline.
- LECOM School of Pharmacy will only accept applications from U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
- The student must be enrolled full-time at the undergraduate institution and complete the program in the time-frame specified in the agreement.
- Students must fulfill all Phase I entrance requirements as specified in the agreement.
- For the students in the 2+3 agreement, all Phase I courses must be taken during a student’s four consecutive semesters at the affiliate institution.
- We do permit the student to take summer courses provided that it does not lessen the workload from the Fall or Spring terms.
- Students are permitted to repeat courses although it is extremely difficult to have the time to repeat courses in the 2+3 pathway.
- Students must demonstrate that they can handle a full course load. Therefore, the student should not withdraw from any Phase I course which would result in the reduction of their course load.
- If applying through the agreement, the LECOM School of Pharmacy is the student’s first choice. If the student is accepted into the LECOM program, the student should not accept an offer from another institution.
- Any Phase I course cannot be taken pass/fail.
- All questions from students accepted into the agreement should be directed to the institutions pre-pharmacy advisor.
For admission to Phase I of the Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:
- SAT scores (or ACT scores) - 1170 (total of 26)
- High School Grade Point Average - 3.5 or better out of 4.0
- Candidate potential - Evidence of scholarly activities and desire to become a pharmacist
For admission to Phase II of the Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum in Phase I of the “3+3” Accelerated Pharmacy Program, as described below.
- Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in Phase I of the program with no individual grade lower than a “C”.
- Earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher for science and mathematics courses.
- Submit two letters of recommendation. One of these letters must be from the Health Professions Committee at SRU. The letter will address personal growth of the student during Phase I of the program, as well as the student’s maturity, responsibility, and desire to become a pharmacist.
- Demonstrates leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
- Submit a completed application for admission to the LECOM School of Pharmacy.
All courses from LECOM transfer to the B.S. Chemistry program – Biochemistry/Pharmacy option. Four LECOM courses replace four SRU courses from our current Biochemistry program. The SRU courses are Microbiology (Biol 330), Cell Biology (Biol 335), Molecular Biology (Biol 370) and either Analytical Chemistry (Chem 350, 351) or Instrumental Analysis (Chem 425, 426).