Health Sciences: Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate Curriculum

Health Sciences: Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate Curriculum

All coursework within the Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate Program curriculum is presented at the Bayfront campus in Erie, PA by LECOM faculty.

The Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate Program is a two-semester, non-degree granting course of study designed to enhance the science background of participating students.  Classes are held daily Monday through Friday for two 15-week periods.  Classes are not held on designated holidays, and other holidays or occasions as so identified.

Students will earn 15 credit hours per semester based on the standard calculation of 14 hours of instruction per each credit hour.  Post Baccalaureate students must adhere to all policies and regulations of LECOM.

Course Topics

Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Biological Science I Biological Science II
Advanced Chemistry I Advanced Chemistry II
Pharmaceutical Sciences I Pharmaceutical Sciences II
Anatomy and Physiology Pharmacology
Critical Thinking
Pharmacy Practice

Please note that the curriculum is subject to change.  
To download a full list of course descriptions, click here.

The remainder of the curriculum is allocated to examinations, directed study, oral presentations and other related modalities of instruction and assessment as appropriate.

Upon successful completion of the one-year curriculum, the student will receive a certificate acknowledging completion of all coursework. Letters of recommendation to prospective professional programs will be forwarded on behalf of Pharmacy Post Baccalaureate students as requested.

All materials and letters of recommendation submitted to PharmCAS, provided that the applicant has applied to the Erie School of Pharmacy, will be transferred into the Post Bac application. Students are guaranteed an interview for a seat in the LECOM PharmD program provided they achieve a 3.0 GPA and meet requirements for professionalism. Thus far, ~84% of Pharmacy Post-Bacc entrants have matriculated to our PharmD program where they are highly competitive students.