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Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy 3+3 (LECOM)

Offered by: Chemistry

The Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy program at SRU will prepare you for entry into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy. Through this program, you will spend three years at SRU before continuing to LECOM to complete your PharmD.

Why Choose Chemistry: Pre-Pharmacy?

Leveraging our partnership with LECOM, you will successfully complete a three-year undergraduate program in pre-pharmacy at SRU, then matriculate into LECOM School of Pharmacy to complete the professional curriculum of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree in three years.

The accelerated professional pharmacy curriculum at LECOM School of Pharmacy is offered in a challenging, rigorous 12-month program per academic year. The accelerated pace enables you to get into the workforce faster and more economically.

Through a 3+3 affiliation agreement, you can continue to LECOM after your third year of study at SRU. After successfully completing your first year at LECOM, you can apply for and receive your BS in Chemistry from SRU.

Pre-Acceptance requirements

Students must apply to the early acceptance program through LECOM to enroll in this program. Full requirements for the LECOM early acceptance program can be found at the LECOM website. To maintain satisfactory progress in our 3+3 program, students must:

  • Complete the curricular requirements described in their SRU curriculum guide.
  • Earn a letter grade of “C” or better in all courses.
  • Maintain a minimum QPA of 2.70.

What Will You Learn?

In the Pre-Pharmacy program, you will take courses in chemistry and biology to understand the techniques most useful in chemistry, pharmacy, and related medical fields. Among other classes, your coursework will include:

  • General Chemistry lecture and lab
  • Organic Chemistry lecture and lab
  • Biochemistry I and II lecture and lab
  • Principles of Biology
  • Genetics

Careers In Chemistry

While the goal of the program is successful completion of your PharmD degree, a BS in Chemistry will also prepare you for careers in:

  • Business and sales
  • Medicine and pharmacology
  • Patent law after earning a M.S. and J.D
  • Political lobbying