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Pre-professional Degree Programs

Medicine and Law

Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences offers two pre-professional degrees for undergraduate students who wish to pursue medical school or for those interested in law school.

There's no single path to medical or law school. The College of Arts and Sciences offers two pre-professional degree options that can get where you want to go — undergraduate students who plan to continue on to medical school can hold undergraduate degrees in biology or chemistry, while students interested in law school can pursue majors across a wide selection of programs from the humanities to engineering, and hold undergraduate degrees in business, the sciences, history and even philosophy.

Medicine: BA/BS + MD

Eligible Majors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

The BA/BS + MD Early Assurance 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) and 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 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.

How To Apply

Law: BA/BS + JD

Eligible Majors

  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Criminology & Justice Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Drexel's BA/BS + JD program enables 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 this program, admission is limited to high-achieving incoming freshmen. Throughout their time as undergraduates, BA/BS + JD students will participate in a variety of enrichment activities designed to confirm their interest in the law, they will meet regularly with the program director, and they will have access to a variety of resources to help ensure success in college and law school.

How To Apply

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.