Our unique cooperative degree program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine enables qualifying Seton Hill pre-med freshmen to also reserve a seat in a medical school right here on our campus - and to earn both an undergraduate degree AND a medical degree in as little as seven years.
At Seton Hill you will be studying at a nationally-recognized liberal arts university, so you will receive not just the best in medical education - you will graduate with a comprehensive skill set and a deeper understanding of the arts, sciences and humanities.
Seton Hill is a national leader in using technology for education, so you will find your learning experience enriched by professors who design their courses to incorporate the best in emerging technology - from apps to podcasts to multi-user virtual environments.
Seton Hill is just the right size to allow you to get to know your professors and your classmates, and to make new friends that will become your professional mentors and colleagues in the years to come. You will also benefit from a network of Seton Hill alumni who are successful in the medical and health care fields.
Since 1885, Seton Hill has been preparing students like you to succeed in life, whatever you choose to do, wherever your life takes you. Here, you will begin a career path with the potential to change lives. Beginning with your own.
How the Cooperative Degree Program in Osteopathic Medicine Works
The largest medical school in the country, The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), has a medical school site on Seton Hill's campus in Greensburg, Pa. If you are a freshman entering Seton Hill, you can be accepted into LECOM at Seton Hill at the same time through our cooperative degree program.
If accepted, you will begin Phase I of the program at Seton Hill as a biology or biochemistry major. You have the option of completing your undergraduate education at Seton Hill in an accelerated three-year format, or in the traditional four-year program.
If you fulfill the requirements for Phase I of the cooperative degree program, you can then begin Phase II: four years of study at LECOM at Seton Hill. (If you plan to spend four years at Seton Hill and four years in medical school, you would enroll in the "4 + 4" program. The accelerated program is referred to as the "3 + 4" program.)
Students successfully completing both phases of the cooperative degree program receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hill and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.