Canton, NY, March 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- St. Lawrence University has a new articulation agreement with the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, allowing students to earn both an undergraduate degree and a professional health degree.
The agreement will create a three-plus-four (3+4) undergraduate/professional school education program, where students will take three years of classes at St. Lawrence and four years at the University of Buffalo. The combination will lead to students earning both their bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Buffalo.
“We do have a lot of students that come to St. Lawrence who are interested in the health professions,” said David E. Hornung, professor of biology and a member of St. Lawrence University's Health Careers Committee. “It’s usually once they complete biochemistry that they decide whether or not they’re really interested in pursuing a professional health degree.”
St. Lawrence students who are interested in participating in the 3+4 pharmaceutical program with the University of Buffalo will need to hold an overall 3.3 grade point average as well as a minimum of 3.3 GPA in their math and science courses. Students must also major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or neuroscience, take a variety of prerequisite courses and complete the Pharmacy College Admissions Test. St. Lawrence students can apply to Buffalo’s pharmaceutical program during the fall of their junior year.
For professional health programs, St. Lawrence already has agreements with Buffalo’s doctor of dental surgery program as well as Clarkson University’s physical therapy and physicians assistant programs, and New York University’s nursing program. Students who are interested in learning more about professional health career options at St. Lawrence University can visit www.stlawu.edu/biology/health-careers.
For more information, contact the Department of Biology at 315-229-5294.
About St. Lawrence University:
Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit www.stlawu.edu.