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2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

“2+4”/”3+4” (Pharm.D.) Pre-Pharmacy Program, Duquesne University

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This affiliated program is referred to as “2+4”/ “3+4” (Pharm.D.) Duquesne Pre-Pharmacy Program. The Program is an early-entry pre-pharmacy program that will give students the opportunity to complete their pharmacy education in two phases: Phase I consists of the first two or three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining three years in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Duquesne University.

Students completing two years at Saint Francis complete the Bio-Chemical Sciences A.S. degree program.

Students completing three years at Saint Francis pursue a B.A. Chemistry or B.S. Biology degree.  Completion of this degree occurs after successful completion of the first year of Pharmacy school at Duquesne University.

Students will be admitted to the SFU Phase (Phase I) of the program based upon the following criteria:

SAT Scores (or ACT Scores) >1050 SAT or ACT score >24
High School GPA >3.0 on a scale of 4.0
Recommendation One letter of recommendation
Potential Demonstrate evidence of leadership potential, community service, and co-curricular activities.

Duquesne University will admit up to four Saint Francis students, in each academic year, who meet the criteria listed below.  At the discretion of Duquesne, more than four students may be admitted in any given year, depending upon space availability.  Candidates for admission to Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy are required to:

  • Complete the two-year undergraduate Pre-Pharmacy curriculum at Saint Francis University including core curriculum requirements;
  • Earn a minimum grade of “C” in all Saint Francis University undergraduate courses;
  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 or better in all Saint Francis university undergraduate courses;
  • Participate in an interview process with Duquesne University MSOP faculty;
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the Saint Francis University Pre-Pharmacy Selection Committee;
  • Provide evidence of leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.

Preference will be granted to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve a composite PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) score of 375 or better;
  • Achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher for all science and math courses taken at Saint Francis University;
  • Achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 or higher in the Pre-Pharmacy early-Entry Program.

The LECOM School of Pharmacy will accept Saint Francis students into the professional pharmacy curriculum who meet the criteria listed below:

  • Complete the A.S. in Bio-Chemical Sciences degree program in Phase I of the “3+3/ 3+4” B.S./Pharm.D. Pharmacy Program, as described in the Saint Francis University Catalog.  Earn a minimum GPA of 3.4 in Phase I of the program. No course will be accepted for transfer with a grade lower than “C”.
  • Earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher for science and mathematics courses.
  • Must maintain full - time status while at Saint Francis and complete the program in the specified time frame.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation. One of these letters MUST be from the student’s academic advisor at Saint Francis. The letter will address the personal growth of the student during Phase I of the program, as well as the student’s maturity, responsibility, and desire to become a pharmacist.
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and commitment to the pharmacy profession.
  • Submit a completed primary application for admission to PharmCAS and a secondary application to the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

Additional stipulations for matriculation are set forth in the articulation agreement between Saint Francis University and Duquesne University.

Students can also find additional information about the program on Duquesne University’s website. https://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/pharmacy/become-a-student

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