Degrees and Requirements

Pre-Pharmacy LECOM

To successfully enter this program, the following conditions must be met:

  • Minimum SAT>=1170 (if taken prior to March 2016) or 1240 (if taken March 2016 or later), or ACT>=26 (students in 3+ track without SAT/ACT scores must take PCAT)
  • High School GPA>=3.5
  • US Citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Current La Roche College student not meeting minimum SAT/ACT or HS GPA but meeting overall QPA and science QPA after 1st year are eligible to apply to LECOM
  • Must apply to LECOM prior to start of 2nd year for 3+ track and 3rd year for 4+ track

 

This is an Early Acceptance Program and is provisional.  Phase I consists of pursuing a La Roche College major.  There are two tracks fro Phase I: a 3+ and 4+.  Students in the 3+ track only spend 3 years in Phase I and must complete at least 75% of their LRC major and have in place a plan for transferring back LECOM Pharmacy courses to completer their major prior to entering Phase II.

 

To successfully enter Phase II, the following pre-requisites (in conjunction with the requirements of another LRC major) are required:

  • 62 credits (35 Science, 12 Humanities, and 15 General Electives)
  • No grade lower than a C allowed in the courses listed
  • No CLEP or P/F credits allowed
  • AP scores of 4 or 5 may be accepted but a replacement course applicable to the field of Pharmacy or a course of similar academic rigor must be taken instead
  • Summer courses may not be taken unless required for sequential scheduling and must be approved by LECOM
  • Up to 2  courses + labs may be taken at another institution but cannot reduce course load
  • Minimum course load of 14 credits must be taken per semester and semester GPA>=3.0 to remain in the program
  • Minimum overall QPA>=3.4 and minimum science QPA>=3.2
  • PCAT is optional but highly recommended.  If taken, scores must be reported.

 

In addition, students must attend a minimum of 2 consecutive years at La Roche College.  All students completing Phase I must be approved by the Pre-Professional faculty committee to enter Phase II.  There are only 5 seats available each year.  LECOM has 2 campuses for Phase II: Erie, PA (3 year program) and Bradenton, FL (4 year program).  Students apply to either but not both using the PharmCAS application process.

Summary of Requirements

Humanities: 12 credits: includes a Psychology OR Sociology course AND an Economics course

  • ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    ENGL1011
    COLLEGE WRITING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course engages students in the reading and writing practices essential to academic life by requiring students to read both with and against the grain of complex texts and to write in response to them.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    ENGL1012
    COLLEGE WRITING II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to teach concise and effective expository writing, focusing on various aspects of critical analysis and the documented research paper.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ENGL1011(H)

Science Component: 35 credits

  • BIOL1003
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I

    BIOL1003
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A presentation of a comprehensive survey of the major area within modern biology with emphasis placed on unsolved problems and the nature of scientific evidence. The course explores the properties of living matter on the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in biology or a professional need.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1005

  • BIOL1004
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II

    BIOL1004
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A presentation of a comprehensive survey of the major area within modern biology with emphasis placed on unsolved problems and the nature of scientific evidence. The course explores the properties of living matter on the molecular, cellular and organismic level. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in biology or a professional need.

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1003 & BIOL1005, Concurrent: BIOL1006

  • BIOL1005
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I-LAB

    BIOL1005
    GENERAL BIOLOGY I-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Selected experiments chosen to emphasize principles presented in the General Biology lecture courses.

    PREREQUISITES:

    coreg: BIOL1003

  • BIOL1006
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II-LAB

    BIOL1006
    GENERAL BIOLOGY II-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Selected experiments chosen to emphasize principles presented in the General Biology lecture courses.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

    CHEM1001
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1003

  • CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

    CHEM1002
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basic principles governing matter, energy and matter-energy interaction. Topics include atomic structure, bonding theory, aggregated states of matter, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1004

  • CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB

    CHEM1003
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1001 emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB

    CHEM1004
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    A series of experiments related to the content of CHEM1002, emphasizing laboratory techniques and familiarization with basic laboratory equipment. Open to all science majors and non-science majors with a strong interest in chemistry or a professional need.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

    CHEM2015
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1002 concurrent: CHEM2015L

  • CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB

    CHEM2015L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM2015

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

    CHEM2016
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the classification and characterization of organic compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions. The application of modern organic theories to these subjects is stressed. Topics include nomenclature, bond theory, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanisms, and structure determination by instrumental methods. Lecture and laboratory course.

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015 concurrent: CHEM2016L

  • CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB

    CHEM2016L
    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Lab for CHEM2016 Organic Chemistry

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM2015L

  • MATH1032
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I

    MATH1032
    ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    The first semester of a three-semester integrated course in the elements of analytic geometry and differential and integral calculus. Included are the concept and applications of the derivative of a function of a single variable, differentiation of polynomials and the trigonometric functions, the chain, product and quotient rules, implicit differentiation, and differentials. Concludes with anti-differentiation, integration, area under graphs of functions and applications.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I

    PHYS1032
    GENERAL PHYSICS I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This is the first of a three-semester introduction to calculus-based physics stressing experimental and problem-solving techniques. Concepts covered are mechanics, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, gravitation, oscillation, and wave/acoustics.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1032, Coreq: PHYS1032L

  • PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB

    PHYS1032L
    GENERAL PHYSICS I-LAB

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1032 General Physics I

    PREREQUISITES: