Pre-professional Programs: Medicine and Law
Streamline Your Ambitions
Streamline your education to fit your ambition — the College of Arts and Sciences offers two pre-professional degree options that can get you where you want to go more quickly. The BA/BS+MD Early Assurance Degree program gives academically qualified students the opportunity to enter the Drexel University College of Medicine after four years of undergraduate study. Drexel’s 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Dual Degree programs enable high-achieving students interested in the law to earn their bachelors and law degrees in one year less than traditional programs.
Medicine: BA/BS+MD Early Assurance Degree Program
The BA/BS+MD Early Assurance Degree program allows students the opportunity to enter the Drexel University College of Medicine after four years of undergraduate study at Drexel. The program was designed to meet the needs of students dedicated to a career in medicine who desire to be relieved of the pressure associated with the traditional application process. The program is open to majors in Biology and Chemistry (all 4-year with co-op) in the College of Arts and Sciences and to Biomedical Engineering (4-year with co-op) majors.
The majority of BA/BS+MD students at Drexel are Biology majors. This is a highly accomplished group of students that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine. Qualified incoming Freshmen must be ranked in the top 10 percent of their class, have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale and a combined SAT of at least 1420 or ACT score of 31.
Entering classes admitted to the BA/BS + MD program had an average GPA of 3.94 and an average combined SAT score of 1527 or ACT 34 composite. Decisions on acceptance to the BS/MD program are made by the medical school admission committee at the Drexel College of Medicine. Accepted students must maintain at least a 3.6 GPA in all coursework including all STEM courses while an undergraduate, without repeating a course and with no grade less than a C. The MCAT is required to matriculate.
Students in the BA/BS+MD Early Assurance program will all participate in a four year co-op program. They may also have the opportunity to engage in research through STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) or to participate in research with individual faculty within the Biology department and at Drexel Medical School. BA/BS+MD students also have opportunity for study abroad to engage in global opportunities.
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Law: 3+3 Bachelor’s/JD Dual Degree Programs
Drexel’s accelerated “3+3” Bachelor’s/JD dual degree programs enable high-achieving high school students interested in the law to earn their bachelors and law degrees in one year less than traditional programs. Because of the rigorous academic demands of these accelerated programs, admission is limited to high-achieving incoming freshmen. Throughout their time as undergraduates, students engage in a wide variety of enrichment activities designed to confirm their interest in the law; in addition, they meet regularly with the program director and have access to resources to help ensure their success in college and law school.
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