Earn Your Bachelor's and Go to Medical School Right Here on the Hill
Seton Hill’s cooperative degree program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) enables qualifying Seton Hill freshmen to also reserve a seat in a medical school right on Seton Hill’s campus - and to earn both an undergraduate degree AND a medical degree in as little as seven years.
How the Cooperative Degree Program 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 University, you can be accepted into LECOM at Seton Hill at the same time - so you can enjoy your undergraduate studies knowing you already have a seat reserved in medical school.
Phase I - Undergraduate Study at Seton Hill
If accepted, you will begin Phase I of the program at Seton Hill as a biology or biochemistry major. If you are a biology 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. Biochemistry majors take four years to finish their Phase I undergraduate study.
Phase II - Medical School
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.