May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Pharmacy, “3+3/3+4” (B.S./Pharm.D.) Program in Pharmacy

Go to information for Pre-Medicine Programs at SFU .

Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Justin Merry,, 814-471-1105
Coordinator: Dr. Susan Reimer,, 814-472-3086

Program Description:

This affiliated program is referred to as the “3+3/ 3+4” (B.S./ Pharm.D.) Program in Pharmacy. 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 three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining three years of pharmacy education at LECOM’s School of Pharmacy, Erie Campus or four years at the Bradenton, FL Campus. The number of positions reserved for Saint Francis students will be determined by mutual agreement between Saint Francis and the LECOM School of Pharmacy.

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

  SAT Scores (or ACT Scores) >1250 (re-centered) or ACT score of >26
  High School GPA 3.5 on a scale of 4.0
  Recommendation Two letters of recommendation
  Potential Evidence of scholarly activities and desire to become a pharmacist
    Must be a U.S. citizen or resident

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

  • Pursue a B.S. of Biology or Chemistry 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”. At least 75% of the degree requirements must be completed during Phase I, as agreed upon by the pre-medicine coordinator.
  • Earn a GPA of 3.2 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.
  • The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree will be conferred on “3+3/3+4” students after successful completion of all Saint Francis requirements and year one of Phase II of the Program.

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

Students who are interested in pursuing the pre-pharmacy program in Osteopathic Medicine should contact Dr. Susan Reimer, SFU program coordinator.

Students can also find additional information about the program on LECOM’s website.

Estimated Completion Time:

Three years at Saint Francis University, plus one year at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine to complete B.S. Completion of Pharm. D. degree requires a total of three (Erie, PA) or four (Bradenton, FL) years with LECOM.

Capstone Requirement:

In this “3+4” program, the senior capstone requirement is satisfied by successfully completing the first year of their professional program at LECOM in good standing.

Requirements for the Program:

Students pursue an existing B.S. major in Biology or Chemistry at Saint Francis University. Students in the “3+4” track must complete at least 75% of the degree requirements, as agreed upon by the pre-medicine coordinator.

Biology, B.S.  

Chemistry, B.S. LECOM Pre-Pharmacy Concentration