LECOM Accelerated Pharmacy Program

  • Program Description

    • 4+3 Program leads to a B.S. degree in biology or chemistry at Gannon University
    •  3+3 program leads to a B.S. degree in health sciences from Gannon University after completion of the first year at LECOM School of Pharmacy
    •  2+3 program includes all preliminary course work for LECOM School of Pharmacy, but does not offer a bachelor's degree from Gannon University before matriculation

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements

    • SAT total of 1170 or higher in critical reading and math or ACT composite score of 26 or higher
    • GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Including an essay or personal statement is strongly recommended
    • Additional evidence of scholarly and extracurricular activities
    • Provide at least two letters of recommendation
    • Completion of a signed release form (provided after acceptance)
    • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency

    Admissions Process

    Competitive and eligible applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until all 10 seats are filled. Students who apply by this deadline will be given first consideration. Full admission will not be granted until all requirements listed below have been satisfied. Once offered acceptance, students will have two weeks to pay the enrollment deposit to reserve their space in the program. If the deadline passes without a deposit, the space will be offered to another student.
    • In addition, students who wish to be considered for the LECOM School of Pharmacy affiliation program with Gannon University must:
    • Complete the online enrollment form available on the LECOM website (www.lecom.edu; search for "Undergraduate Affiliates")
    • On the LECOM enrollment form, list Gannon University as one of the top three schools you are interested in attending 
    • Successfully interview and obtain a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM
    • Successfully apply to and be admitted to one of Gannon University's LECOM Early Acceptance Pharmacy Programs. 

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    A maximum of 10 students from LECOM pre-pharmacy programs will matriculate at LECOM if they have fulfilled the following requirements:
    • Successful completion of the undergraduate pre-professional curriculum at Gannon University
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in all courses
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in science and mathematics courses with no grades lower than a C
    • Students in these programs cannot retake courses in which they have earned a 'D or F grade and remain in a conditionally guaranteed seat
    • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher every semester while enrolled at Gannon
    • LECOM will not accept pass/fail for any prerequisite courses
    • Advanced Placement (AP) courses cannot be used to complete any of the science course requirements of the program
    • Students cannot complete any required courses during the summer without prior approval
    • Demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession
    • Successful completion of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) no later than January of the year the student plans to matriculate at the LECOM School of Pharmacy
    • Submit a completed PharmCAS application to the LECOM School of Pharmacy no later than January 1 of the year a student plans to matriculate at the LECOM School of Pharmacy
    • Submit official transcript(s) reflecting all college credit received as an undergraduate
    • Submit two letters of recommendation through the PharmCAS application. One of these letters must be from the pre-pharmacy committee at Gannon University and the other from a licensed pharmacist.
    • Successful completion of a criminal background check
    • Students must meet and agree to LECOM's Health and Technical Standards
    • LECOM does not allow transfer students into this program
    • Once enrolled in Phase I of this program at Gannon University, students cannot apply to any other school of pharmacy