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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Pre-professional is a category for students who intend to enter a professional school after graduating with their bachelor's degrees. Elmira College offers first-rate preparation and advising programs for those seeking admission to law or medical school upon graduation.

Pre-Law

Visit our Pre-Law page for additional details on Elmira College options related to preparing for law school.

In addition to the College's pre-law options, the College maintains an articulation agreement with Keiser University allowing Elmira College criminal justice majors to be automatically accepted into Keiser University's online Master of Arts in criminal justice or online Homeland Security programs.

Elmira College criminal justice majors may be automatically accepted into Keiser University's online Master of Arts in criminal justice or online Homeland Security programs. Elmira students also may earn dual credit while attending Elmira College.

EC criminal justice majors who have: (1) completed or are within one academic year of completing their Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmira; (2) earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above a 3.00/4.00; and (3) earned a criminal justice GPA of 3.00/4.00 will:
  • Be automatically accepted into either the Master of Arts program in criminal justice or the Master of Arts program in Homeland Security - at the student's choice - upon submission of: a completed Keiser University Graduate School Application form, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, and a formal resume
  • Not be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Not be required to pay Keiser University's application fee


In addition, Keiser University will automatically accept and award three credits hours for students who complete Elmira College's course, CRJ 4590: Seminar in Criminal Justice, with a B- or better as it fulfills Keiser University's prerequisite requirements in both programs.

Those interested in learning more about the partnership may contact Dr. Daniel N. Clay at dclay@elmira.edu or at (607) 735-1928.

Pre-Health

Visit our Pre-Health page for additional details on Elmira College options related to preparing for a profession in health care.

The College also offers early admittance to the following health care professions schools:

Elmira College has entered into an articulation agreement with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences that will allow students to transfer into Binghamton's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program after three years of undergraduate study. This is a 3+4 program that will allow qualified Elmira students to complete their bachelor of science degree in biochemistry through coursework taken in their first professional year at Binghamton.

Students must have successfully completed the required prerequisite credits from Elmira College with a specified grade point average (GPA), and apply no later than Sept. 30 of their third year at Elmira. They must also carry a minimum cumulative and math/science GPA of 3.0. Students must achieve a minimum composite score of 50 on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) taken on or before the January test date. The PCAT will be waived for students who achieve a GPA of 3.1 or higher.

For more information on this and other 3+4 pre-health program options, EC students can contact Lynn Gillie, Pre-Health Professions Advisor and Professor of Biology, at lgillie@elmira.edu.
Under the 3+4 agreement with University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, students will complete three years of undergraduate study in Elmira College's biochemistry program and then apply to UB's pharmacy program. Once accepted, students will have their first-year pharmacy courses applied toward completion of their bachelor's degree at Elmira College.

Rather than taking four years to complete a bachelor's degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree, students will complete both programs in seven years. The pharmacy program will guarantee spaces each year for qualified Elmira College students.
Elmira College students already enjoy reserved, early acceptance spots at LECOM sites for EC students who meet the LECOM acceptance requirements. The addition of LECOM at Elmira College will expand the number of reserved medical spots for EC students to 25, the number of reserved pharmacy spots to 20 and the number of reserved dentistry spots to 5. Early Acceptance Programs offered, include:

MEDICAL PROGRAMS:

  • 3+4 Track – Upon completing three years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, students enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. The undergraduate school may award the student a bachelor degree by utilizing credits from the courses taken while at LECOM.
  • 4+4 Track – Upon completing four years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, students enter LECOM the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

PHARMACY PROGRAMS:

  • 3+ Track – Upon submitting a PharmCas application, completing three years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, students enter LECOM the following August. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree. The undergraduate school may award the student a bachelor degree by utilizing credits from the courses taken while at LECOM.
  • 4+ Track – Upon submitting a PharmCas application, completing four years of undergraduate study and meeting certain GPA and other requirements, students enter LECOM the following August. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) degree.

DENTAL PROGRAMS:

  • 4+4 Track – Upon submitting an AADSAS application, completing four years of undergraduate study, taking the DAT and successfully meeting certain GPA and other requirements, the student enters LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.
Elmira students looking to take advantage of the new agreement with Thiel College Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program must be communication sciences and disorders majors who are: (1) currently enrolled as an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program; and (2) are a junior-level CSD major meeting the following requirements:

  • Completes a successful interview with Thiel speech-language pathology graduate program faculty
  • Has a 3.0 overall cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale with no more than two Cs in required CD coursework including biology, chemistry or physics, and statistics by graduation from Elmira College
In addition, Thiel College will guarantee a merit scholarship to any student admitted under the terms of Early Assurance, subject to MS-SLP program's usual renewal requirements.

Students interested in learning more about the new partnership may contact Professor Cathy Thornton at cthornton@elmira.edu or at (607) 735-1844.
Elmira College students have the opportunity for guaranteed admission to Northeast College of Health Sciences for the Doctor of Chiropractic and Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition programs. The two tracks include:

  • 4+3 articulation track where students complete the undergraduate degree at Elmira College – subject to GPA requirements - and are automatically accepted to Northeast.
  • 3+3 articulation track where students earn both a Bachelor degree and their Northeast graduate degree (Doctor of Chiropractic or M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition) a full year more quickly than it would take to earn each of these degrees individually.
With either track, students start their path to Northeast by submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI), signed by Elmira College’s pre-health professions advisor.

 

Below is a list of additional programs available through other colleges: