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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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This affiliated program will be referred to as The “3+3/ 3+4” (B.S./ Pharm.D.) Program in Pharmacy (Program). The Program will be 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) Suggested 1170 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:

  • Complete the pre-pharmacy curriculum in Phase I of the “3+3/ 3+4” B.S./Pharm.D. Pharmacy Program, as described (or amended).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Podiatric Science:

Podiatrists are doctors restricted in their practice to care and treatment of the feet and lower extremities. By agreement with the Pennsylvania University of Podiatric Medicine, qualified students may shorten their normal eight-year program in podiatry to seven years by admission to the Pennsylvania University of Podiatric Medicine after only three years at Saint Francis University. Students majoring in Podiatric Science receive their Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Francis University after successful completion of their first year at the Pennsylvania University of Podiatric Medicine.

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