B.S. - Pharm.D. 3+3 Accelerated Dual Degree Program (with 4-year options)
Overview of the SBU-LECOM Dual Degree Program in Pharmacy
Students accepted into this competitive program have a reserved seat waiting for them at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy (LECOM-Pharm) after three years at St. Bonaventure University. Options exist for spending four years at St. Bonaventure and at LECOM.
Up to five students are accepted each year.
Students accepted into the accelerated program spend three years at St. Bonaventure and major in biology. After three years at SBU, the student moves on to LECOM-Pharm. The first year’s credit at LECOM-Pharm transfers back to SBU to complete the B.S. degree. Upon completion of the program at LECOM-Pharm, the student receives the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.
Students pursuing the four-year option at St. Bonaventure may major in other areas including chemistry.
Upon acceptance into the program, a seat is reserved for the student at LECOM-Pharm for the class entering there three or four years later. To keep the reserved seat, program requirements must be maintained. These requirements include academic and comportment standards and also a personal interview at LECOM. The interview is scheduled based on student readiness, either prior to entry at SBU or after the first or second year at SBU.
Applicants must submit a complete application to SBU. Applications that are complete by Dec. 10 receive priority. Later applications will be considered as space allows.
Required application materials that do not fit into online applications should be mailed to the Office of Admissions (see address at bottom of page). Transfer students are not eligible for this program.
A brief online LECOM application must be completed before the LECOM interview can be scheduled.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed at SBU by invitation in January and February. Decisions on acceptance are made in February to March.
Students who do not meet the requirements to apply as high school seniors may apply after completing three semesters at St. Bonaventure, provided they have achieved the required grades in their college coursework.
LECOM offers a choice of two campuses for pharmacy school: Erie, Pa., and Bradenton, Fla. However, only the Erie campus offers the three-year accelerated pharmacy curriculum. A student choosing the Bradenton, Fla., campus will complete pharmacy school in four years.