Early Acceptance Program for Doctor of Pharmacy

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Our health professions advising program will help guide you on your path to a career in pharmacy.

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Program Overview

There are two options for the program, involving 3-4 years at Fitchburg State, and 3-4 years at LECOM.

Provisionally accepted applicants are required to take certain courses and a specified course load:

  • 6 semester credit hours of English
  • 8 semester credit hours of Biology with Laboratory
  • 8 semester credit hours of General Chemistry with Laboratory
  • 8 semester credit hours of Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
  • 3 semester credit hours of Physics
  • 3 semester credit hours of Calculus
  • 3 semester credit hours of Statistics
  • 3 semester credit hours of Economics
  • 3 semester credit hours of Psychology or Sociology
  • 15 semester credit hours of General Education Electives

TOTAL: 60 credit hours

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Additional Notes/Requirements

  1. General Education Electives should be in subject areas other than the above prerequisites, such as humanities and social sciences.
  2. CLEP credits may not be used to satisfy any of the minimum requirements. No grade lower than “C” will be accepted. Credits from Pass/Fail courses will not be accepted. AP credits may be used to satisfy requirements in English or behavioral sciences if a score of 4 or 5 was achieved.
  3. A 3.0 cumulative GPA must be maintained, as well as 3.0 science GPA each semester. Final requirements are an overall GPA of 3.4, and science GPA of 3.2 or better.
  4. This early acceptance program removes the requirement of the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
  5. EAP students in pharmacy are not required to attend the affiliated student on-campus day but are encouraged to do so.


EAP Doctor of Pharmacy Program Advisor: Dr. Ron Krieser
Antonucci Science Complex, Room 338
Phone: 978.665.3619
Email: rkrieser@fitchburgstate.edu

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