Gannon University Announces Two New Agreements To Benefit Students In Pre-Health Professional Programs

Posted: August 7, 2015

Gannon University has announced the signing of two agreements that will create cooperative programs for pre-health students.

The agreements are an accelerated chiropractic program with New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) in Seneca Falls, and an accelerated pharmacy program with the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. Both will be available to students in the 2015-16 Academic Year.

Under the agreement with NYCC, qualified students can earn a bachelor's degree from Gannon in four years and a Doctor or Chiropractic degree from NYCC, a three-year program. Highly motivated and academically outstanding students at Gannon will have the opportunity to participate in a 3+3 program whereby they can matriculate to NYCC after completing only three years at Gannon. Students selecting this option will earn a Bachelor of Sciences degree in health sciences from Gannon upon successful completion of the first year of the NYCC program.

NYCC is one of only eighteen graduate chiropractic institutions in the United States to hold accredited status with the Council on Chiropractic Education.

The agreement with UB creates a 3+4 pre-pharmacy program whereby highly motivated and academically outstanding students at Gannon can matriculate to UB after completing only three years at Gannon. Like students in the NYCC program, Gannon students can earn a Bachelor of Sciences degree in health sciences from Gannon upon successful completion of the first year of the UB program on their way toward earning a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree at UB.

In the most recent rankings in 2012, UB was ranked 17th among pharmacy graduate schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Gannon students enrolled in any of the new programs will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with the respective cooperating institutions, providing them with an advantage over students from other institutions at the time of application. Enrollment in any of the new programs does not preclude students from applying to other schools of chiropractic or pharmacy.

The addition of the new programs brings to 17 the number of cooperative degree programs offered by Gannon University's Pre-Health Professional Program, including affiliated partnership programs in every pre-professional track.