Your pharmacy degree begins here

Jamestown Community College and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy have created a dual admission program to encourage students to pursue careers in pharmacy and help meet the demand for new pharmacists. The program provides qualified students the opportunity to enter a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program at LECOM after only two years of undergraduate coursework at JCC. Following coursework at JCC, students can complete the Pharm.D. in an accelerated program involving three years of year-round study at LECOM's Erie, PA campus, or in four typical academic years (mid-August to early June) at LECOM's Bradenton, FL campus.

Key Points

  • Students can become a Doctor of Pharmacy in five or six years instead of a more traditional eight years.
  • Upon final approval by LECOM, students matriculate into LECOM without having to compete in LECOM's pharmacy application pool.
  • This is a fast-paced, demanding program.
  • To be eligible, students must have attained a high school grade point average of 3.5 (92%) or higher.
  • Students may apply as early as fall of their senior year in high school, but no later than February 1 of their freshman year at JCC.
  • LECOM reserves only a limited number of positions for JCC students each year.
  • Students must not be part of any other pharmacy school’s dual admission program.
  • Students may not apply to any other pharmacy school.
  • LECOM will not accept CLEP credits.


Direct inquiries to Dr. Ellen Lehning, JCC Science Director (, 716-338-1314).