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Earn Your Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in Only Six Years

Partnership with LECOM graphicPharmacists help keep people healthy by dispensing medication and offering expertise in its safe use. They also conduct health and wellness screenings, provide immunizations, oversee the medications given to patients, and provide advice on healthy lifestyles. Seton Hill’s cooperative degree program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) gives Seton Hill biology majors the special option of having a seat already reserved in pharmacy school.  If you are accepted into this program, you can earn your undergraduate degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in as little as six years. 

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Why Choose the Seton Hill/LECOM Pharmacy Program?

As a student in this program, you will spend three or four years at Seton Hill: 

  • learning the science that supports the practice of osteopathic medicine, using advanced technology in state-of-the-art facilities like the Boyle Health Sciences CenterApple Distinguished School
  • building confidence, as expert faculty and career professionals work with you one-on-one to keep you moving toward your goals
  • studying in the liberal arts, to ensure that you have a broad knowledge base that will support you in the years to come 

Then, you’ll move directly into the Pharmacy School at LECOM, where you’ll benefit from programs of excellence in education, research, clinical care and community service.  

How the Seton Hill/LECOM Program in Pharmacy Works 

Phase I - Undergraduate Study at Seton Hill 

Once accepted into this program, you begin as a Seton Hill 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. 

Phase II - Pharmacy School (Online Option)

If you fulfill the requirements for Phase I of the cooperative degree program, you can then begin Phase II - study at a LECOM School of Pharmacy in Erie, Pa., Bradenton, Fla., or online. You have the option of completing your pharmacy degree in three or four years. To complete the Pharm.D. online, you must choose four years of study in the School of Pharmacy.  

Earn Both Degrees in as Little as 6 Years

Three different program formats provide you with the ability to move through the phases at the pace that's best for you.

  • 3 + 3: 3 years at Seton Hill (Phase I) & 3 years at LECOM’s School of Pharmacy (Phase 2) = 6 years total 
  • 3 + 4: 3 years at Seton Hill (Phase I) & 4 years at LECOM’s School of Pharmacy (Phase 2) = 7 years total 
  • 4 + 4: 4 years at Seton Hill (Phase I) & 4 years at LECOM’s School of Pharmacy (Phase 2) = 8 years total, with an online option for Phase II 

Courses & Admission Requirements

Seton Hill's online catalog can provide you with in-depth admission criteria for both phases and course information for Phase I (study at Seton Hill).  

Note: If you meet the minimum admission requirements for Phase II you may not be required to take the MCAT exams. 

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Pharmacists work in independent pharmacies, in pharmacies housed within other businesses, and in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The median annual wage for pharmacists was $124,000+ in 2017. 

Career services at Seton Hill are a lifetime benefit. Our award-winning Career and Professional Development Center will help you with career planning while you’re at Seton Hill, and will remain available to you throughout your time at LECOM and beyond.   

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