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    Drew University
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College of Liberal Arts

Combined Degree & Special Programs


Combined Degree Programs


Business Management: Drew University – Wake Forest University 4+1 M.A.M. Program

Drew students who are interested in earning a Master of Arts in Management have the opportunity to gain preferential admission to Wake Forest University School of Business’s 10-month M.A.M. degree program. Drew students must have a major other than Business to be eligible for this program. Business Majors are not eligible.  Students with a minor in Business are eligible. Acceptance to the dual degree program guarantees a financial scholarship from Wake Forest University. The amount awarded depends on Drew GPA and other evidence, as described below.
 

Eligibility and Application Criteria
 

Students who meet the following requirements are guaranteed admission to the program.  For program eligibility students are required to:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 3.3 at the end of their junior year;
  • Achieve a letter grade of ‘B’ or better in MATH 117 - Introductory Statistics, an equivalent statistics-based social science course or an advanced quantitative methods course;
  • Meet all Drew degree requirements for a major other than Business.
     

Drew students apply for the program in the fall of their Senior year. The application process requires:

  • Completing the online application form at: http://business.wfu.edu/ma-management/
  • A personal interview with a Wake Forest University Admissions representative;
  • Submission of GRE or GMAT test score;
  • A letter from the Dean’s Office affirming that you have had no academic integrity violations at Drew.
     

Wake Forest University School of Business will be responsible for final application review and evaluation prior to entry into the dual degree program. Students who do not meet the above criteria for admissions through the dual degree program are welcomed to apply through the regular admissions process.
 

Scholarship Awards

Test scores and GPA (above 3.3) will not impact admission, but will affect the scholarship amount rewarded. Based on the GPA at time of admission, Drew students will be eligible for specific scholarships from Wake Forest as outlined below:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 – 3.399 receive a scholarship minimum of $5,000
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.4 – 3.599 receive a scholarship minimum of $10,000
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher receive a scholarship minimum of $20,000
     

Scholarship awards may be higher based on a student’s demonstrated leadership ability, internships, extra-curricular activities, standardized test scores, final cumulative GPA, and other evidence indicative of academic success as an M.A. in Management student and post-graduation success as an M.A. in Management alumnus.


For more information about the Wake Forest University School of Business 10-month Master of Arts in Management program, please visit: http://business.wfu.edu/ma-management/.  

For more information about the Drew-Wake Forest 4+1 program, contact Professor Marc Tomljanovich.
 

Engineering: Drew University – Columbia University 3+2 B.S. Program

This program is for students who want a liberal arts education and an engineering degree. Students in this program will earn, in five years, a B.A. degree from Drew in one of the sciences, and a B.S. degree from Columbia University in engineering. Students spend three years at Drew, transferring to Columbia at the end of their junior year for two additional years of study. Students are expected to complete their degree requirements, their science major requirements, and their pre-engineering requirements while at Drew. A minimum of a 3.3 (B+) GPA overall and in math and science is required for guaranteed admission to Columbia. Options exist for a 4+2 schedule that allows students to enter Columbia after their fourth year at Drew.

The Dual Degree program is an attractive alternative to traditional engineering curricula, which are highly structured and can require more than four years to complete. Program graduates are “liberally educated engineers” possessing strong communications and problem-solving skills, and a broad background in the humanities and social sciences, as well as a high-quality technical education. They are well-prepared to advance in technical management and to play major roles in solving increasingly complex societal problems.

First-year student registration: Students should take Math 150 (or a higher level math if placed at that level), PHYS 150 and PHYS 113 in the fall semester. Students can major in Math, Chemistry, Computer Science or Physics at Drew, but the Physics major has the greatest overlap with the Columbia Combined Plan course work.

Students need strong math skills to succeed in this program [e.g., very good math SAT scores and A’s (maybe B+) on their high school math transcripts]. If a student places into pre-calculus, this program may not be a good fit. Please advise students that success in completing the program requires that they start immediately and that they major in a science at Drew. To finish the Drew portion of this program in three years, students will likely need to complete 20 credits (5 courses) per semester and/or take classes in the summer. All students intending to participate in this program should contact the 3+2 Program Adviser, Prof. Robert Murawski, during their first semester at Drew for an advising appointment.

For more information about the Drew-Columbia 3+2 program, contact Professor Robert Murawski.
 

Environmental Management: Drew University – Duke University 3+2 M.E.M. Program

The dual degree program in environmental management is a competitive cooperative program between Drew University and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  Students spend three years at Drew and two years at Duke in an integrated course of study that allows them to receive their Bachelor’s of Arts from Drew and a Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM) degree from Duke in a total of five years.  Students in the program earn their bachelor’s degree from Drew after successfully completing their first year at Duke and earn their master’s degree from Duke after their second year at the Nicholas School. Students interested in pursuing the dual degree programs should contact Drew’s program advisor to plan their course of study.
 

In Duke’s Master’s of Environmental Management degree students choose one of seven specialized concentrations as a focal point for their studies.

  • Coastal Environmental Management
  • Energy and Environment
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health
  • Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Ecosystem Science and Conservation
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Water Resources Management

Prerequisites for Entering the Dual Degree Program
To be eligible to enter a master’s program a Duke after three years of undergraduate study, students must have taken:

  • College level course in Calculus* (required)
  • College level course in Statistics* (required)
  • Natural or Social Science courses related to the student’s area of interest
     

*Students must earn a minimum grade of B- and earn college credit in order for these courses to count toward the prerequisite. Pass/Fail courses and self-paced courses will not fulfill these requirements.

Students should have undergraduate experience and training in professional writing, which in most cases is satisfied by Drew’s Writing in the Major requirement.

It is extremely helpful if students wishing to pursue the 3-2 program have taken advantage of summer internship, externship, and research opportunities during their first three years of study at the undergraduate level.  Final acceptance to the program is dependent on a candidate’s application to Duke which is submitted in a student’s third year at Drew.

 

Program-Specific Prerequisites
In addition to the school-wide prerequisites in calculus and statistics (see above), each program area of study requires or recommends additional college-level course preparation, see the list below:
 

Master’s of Environmental Management (MEM) degree

  • Coastal Environmental Management (CEM)
    Microeconomics is required - (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP)
    Microeconomics is required - (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC)
    Principles of Ecology is required; Microeconomics is not required for the ESC program but it is required for Resource and Environmental Economics (ENVIRON 520), a course taken by a large number of ESC students
  • Energy and Environment (EE)
    Microeconomics is required (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH)
    One semester of college Chemistry is required; Organic Chemistry and Principles of Ecology are both recommended
  • Global Environmental Change (GEC)
    Introductory courses in Earth Sciences/Geology and Biology are both recommended
  • Water Resources Management (WRM)
    General courses in Chemistry and Physics are recommended; Microeconomics is not required for the WRM program but it is required for Resource and Environmental Economics (ENVIRON 520), a course taken by a large number of WRM students
     

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to Apply

Students should consult with Drew’s Drew-Duke program advisor to plan their course of study.  Students apply directly to the Nicholas School to enter the MEM program. Admission to the program is not automatic and is ultimately determined by Duke.  See Duke’s website (Application Materials & Requirements) for deadlines and a list of required materials.

Special Requirements
In addition to the materials required of all MEM applicants, prospective 3-2 students must submit a statement from the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts stating that the student will be released from their final undergraduate credits in order to enroll in a 3-2 program.

In addition, at least one letter of recommendation should be from Drew’s Drew-Duke program adviser and a second letter should be from another faculty member acquainted with the student’s undergraduate career. If the student has had a significant amount of work experience related to his or her intended graduate program, the third letter may be from an employer.
 

Tuition & Financial Support
See Duke’s website for current tuition rates and details on living expenses you can expect during your time at Duke.

See Financial Support on Duke’s program website for details on the many scholarships, fellowships, and loans that are available, which include both need-based and merit-based forms of financial support. Admissions decisions are made independently from any applications for financial assistance.

Drew Requirements for Dual Degree Program in Environmental Management

  1. Before starting at Duke, students must complete at least 104 Drew approved credits, with at least 48 credits in residence at Drew.
  2. Before starting at Duke, students must complete all Drew general education requirements.
  3. Students are encouraged to complete all requirements for their major while at Drew. However, students may transfer up to 8 credits taken during their first year at Duke as electives toward their Drew major. Students pursuing this option must:
    a) Complete the Pre-Approval for Study Elsewhere form to have their Duke courses approved as electives for their major before beginning their final semester at Drew.
    b)  Talk to the program and their major adviser about how they will fulfill Drew’s major capstone requirement.
     

Students planning to transfer electives from Duke towards their Drew major should declare their intent to do so as early as possible to their Academic Advisor, Chair or Director of their major, and the 3-2 Program Advisor. Please note, not all majors may be feasible with this joint 3-2 program.

Upon successful completion of the first year at Duke (with grades of C- or higher in all courses), students in the 3-2 program will be granted their Drew B.A. degree.  In other words, Drew will allow a student to transfer up to 24 upper-level credits from their first year at Duke to Drew to complete the credits for the Bachelor’s degree.  A student who, for any reason, earns less than a C- at Duke, or fails to complete their first year of graduate study, may return to Drew to complete the B.A. degree requirements. In such a case, transfer credit will be given for courses satisfactorily completed at Duke with a grade of C- or higher.   

For more information about the Drew-Duke 3+2 program, contact Professor Sara Webb.
 

Forestry: Drew University – Duke University 3+2 M.F. Program

The dual degree program in forestry is a competitive cooperative program between Drew University and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  Students spend three years at Drew and two years at Duke in an integrated course of study that allows them to receive their Bachelor’s of Arts from Drew and Master’s of Forestry (MF) degree from Duke in a total of five years. Students in the program earn their bachelor’s degree from Drew after successfully completing their first year at Duke and earn their master’s degree from Duke after their second year at the Nicholas School. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree program should contact Drew’s program advisor to plan their course of study.

In Duke’s Master’s of Forestry degree students integrate forest ecology and management within an educational program that also emphasizes related environmental fields.

Prerequisites for Entering the Dual Degree Program
To be eligible to enter a master’s program a Duke after three years of undergraduate study, students must have taken:

  • College level course in Calculus* (required)
  • College level course in Statistics* (required)
  • Natural or Social Science courses related to the student’s area of interest
     

*Students must earn a minimum grade of B- and earn college credit in order for these courses to count toward the prerequisite. Pass/Fail courses and self-paced courses will not fulfill these requirements.

Students should have undergraduate experience and training in professional writing, which in most cases is satisfied by Drew’s Writing in the Major requirement.

It is extremely helpful if students wishing to pursue the 3-2 program have taken advantage of summer internship, externship, and research opportunities during their first three years of study at the undergraduate level.  Final acceptance to the program is dependent on a candidate’s application to Duke which is submitted in a student’s third year at Drew.

Program-Specific Prerequisites
In addition to the school-wide prerequisites in calculus and statistics (see above), program area of study requires or recommends additional college-level course preparation, see the list below:

Master’s of Forestry (MF) degree

  • Principles of Ecology and an Introductory Economics course that includes microeconomics are both required

Although students without the level of preparation described above may be accepted for admission, it is expected that deficiencies will be made up prior to entrance by means of formal coursework.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to Apply
Students should consult with Drew’s Drew-Duke program advisor to plan their course of study.  Students apply directly to the Nicholas School to enter the MF program. Admission to the program is not automatic and is ultimately determined by Duke.  See Duke’s website (Application Materials & Requirements) for deadlines and a list of required materials.

Special Requirements
In addition to the materials required of all MF applicants, prospective 3-2 students must submit a statement from the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts stating that the student will be released from their final undergraduate credits in order to enroll in a 3-2 program.

In addition, at least one letter of recommendation should be from Drew’s Drew-Duke program adviser and a second letter should be from another faculty member acquainted with the student’s undergraduate career. If the student has had a significant amount of work experience related to his or her intended graduate program, the third letter may be from an employer.

Tuition & Financial Support
See Duke’s website for current tuition rates and details on living expenses you can expect during your time at Duke.

See Financial Support on Duke’s program website for details on the many scholarships, fellowships, and loans that are available, which include both need-based and merit-based forms of financial support. Admissions decisions are made independently from any applications for financial assistance.

Drew Requirements for Dual Degree Program in Forestry

1.   Before starting at Duke, students must complete at least 104 Drew approved credits, with at least 48 credits in residence at Drew.

2.   Before starting at Duke, students must complete all Drew general education requirements.

3.   Students are encouraged to complete all requirements for their major while at Drew. However, students may transfer up to 8 credits taken during their first year at Duke as electives toward their Drew major. Students pursuing this option must:

a) Complete the Pre-Approval for Study Elsewhere form to have their Duke courses approved as electives for their major before beginning their final semester at Drew.

b)  Talk to the program and their major adviser about how they will fulfill Drew’s major capstone requirement.
 

Students planning to transfer electives from Duke towards their Drew major should declare their intent to do so as early as possible to their Academic Advisor, Chair or Director of their major, and the 3-2 Program Advisor. Please note, not all majors may be feasible with this joint 3-2 program.

Upon successful completion of the first year at Duke (with grades of C- or higher in all courses), students in the 3-2 program will be granted their Drew B.A. degree.  In other words, Drew will allow a student to transfer up to 24 upper-level credits from their first year at Duke to Drew to complete the credits for the Bachelor’s degree.  A student who, for any reason, earns less than a C- at Duke, or fails to complete their first year of graduate study, may return to Drew to complete the B.A. degree requirements. In such a case, transfer credit will be given for courses satisfactorily completed at Duke with a grade of C- or higher.  

For more information about the Drew-Duke 3+2 program, contact Professor Sara Webb.
 

Law: Drew University – Seton Hall Law School 3+3 J.D. Program

Drew students interested in a career in law have the opportunity to gain admission to law school while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew.  Students may apply to the accelerated 3+3 program to receive their Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from Drew and their Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the law school in six years, as opposed to the traditional seven.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to apply
Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to the SHLS by April 1 of their junior year. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

For the 3+3 program, by the end of the junior year, Drew students are required to:

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application and at the end of their junior year at Drew.
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of their junior year and earn a score in the 77th percentile or higher.
  • Submit a complete application, including a valid LSAT score to SHLS.
  • Maintain a “good social standing” while enrolled at Drew and have no indication of engagement in conduct that might result in denial of admission to the State Bar Association.
     

The SHLS Admissions Office will conduct a final review of a student’s transcripts to ensure that all requirements of the Program have been met prior to entry into the Law School. 

Drew Requirements for 3+3 Dual Degree Program

  • Before starting at SHLS, students must complete at least 98 Drew approved credits, with at least 48 credits in residence at Drew.
  • Before starting at SHLS, students must complete all Drew general education requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to complete all requirements for their major while at Drew. However, students may transfer up to 8 credits taken during their first year at SHLS as electives for their Drew major. Students pursuing this option must:
    a) Complete the Pre-Approval for Study Elsewhere form to have their SHLS courses approved as electives for their major before beginning their final semester at Drew.
    b)  Talk to the program and their major adviser about how they will fulfill Drew’s major capstone requirement.

Students planning to transfer electives from SHLS towards their Drew major should declare their intent to do so as early as possible to their Academic Adviser, Chair or Director of their major, and the Pre-Law Adviser. Please note, not all majors may be feasible with this 3+3 program. A student may enroll in the program at any point during their Drew career. 

Upon successful completion of the first year at SHLS (with grades of C- or higher in all courses), students in the 3+3 program will be granted their Drew B.A. degree.  In other words, Drew will allow a student to transfer up to 30 upper-level credits from their first year at SHLS to Drew to complete the credits for the Bachelor’s degree.  A student who, for any reason, earns less than a C- at SHLS, or fails to complete their first year of graduate study, may return to Drew to complete the B.A. degree requirements.  In such a case, transfer credit will be given for courses satisfactorily completed at SHLS with a grade of C- or higher.  

About Seton Hall Law School:
Seton Hall Law is located one block from Newark Penn Station and only 20 minutes from Wall Street, the legal and financial capital of the world. The law school is distinguished by a highly competitive but collegial environment that promotes rigorous academic standards while fostering strong relationships among students and faculty.  Seton Hall Law graduates make their mark in public interest, government service, and corporate practice.  The schools’ strong placement record opens extraordinary opportunities to graduates not only in top law firms in New York and across the Northeast but also in high technology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, government, and public interest organizations.

***Students admitted into the 3+3 Drew/SHLS program who do not meet program requirements, may be considered for admission to SHLS in the regular pool of Seton Hall Law admissions.  This consideration would follow successful completion of their Baccalaureate degree program and completion of all required SHLS application requirements.***

For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or Pre Professional Advisor Lisa Layne.

Law: Drew University – Seton Hall Law School 4+3 J.D. Program

Drew students interested in a career in law have the opportunity to gain admission to law school while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew.  Students who qualify for the 4+3 program gain preferential admission to Seton Hall Law School (SHLS).

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to apply
Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to the SHLS by April 1 of their senior year. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

For the 4+3 program, by end of the senior year, Drew students are required to:

  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application and at the end of their senior year at Drew.
  • Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) no later than December of their senior year and earn a score in the 75th percentile or higher.
  • Submit a complete application, including a valid LSAT score to SHLS
  • Maintain a “good social standing” while enrolled at Drew and have no indication of engagement in conduct that might result in denial of admission to the State Bar Association.
     

Seton Hall Law School will be responsible for the final review and evaluation prior to entry into the dual degree program.

About Seton Hall Law School:
Seton Hall Law is located one block from Newark Penn Station and only 20 minutes from Wall Street, the legal and financial capital of the world. The law school is distinguished by a highly competitive but collegial environment that promotes rigorous academic standards while fostering strong relationships among students and faculty.  Seton Hall Law graduates make their mark in public interest, government service, and corporate practice.  The schools’ strong placement record opens extraordinary opportunities to graduates not only in top law firms in New York and across the Northeast but also in high technology, pharmaceutical, biomedical, government, and public interest organizations.

***Students admitted into the 4+3 Drew/SHLS program who do not meet program requirements, may be considered for admission to SHLS in the regular pool of Seton Hall Law admissions.  This consideration would follow successful completion of their Baccalaureate degree program and completion of all required SHLS application requirements.***

For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or Pre Professional Advisor Lisa Layne.

Law: Drew University – New York Law School 4+2 J.D. Program

Drew students interested in a career in the law have the opportunity to gain admission to New York Law School (NYLS) while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew. Students who qualify for the 4+2 program gain automatic admission to New York Law School to gain their NYLS Juris Doctor (J.D.), alongside their Drew B.A. in six years, as opposed to the traditional seven.  Program participants also receive a minimum merit scholarship of $25,000 from New York Law School.

Eligibility and Application Criteria
How to apply: Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to NYLS by April 1. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

Students who wish to participate in the 4+2 program are required to:

  • Complete all the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) at Drew including a minimum of 60 Drew credits (transfer credits not included) towards the Degree.
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application and at the end of their senior year at Drew.
  • Take the LSAT in December of their senior year and earn a minimum score of 155.
  • Present two letters of recommendations, including one from the Pre-Law Advisor, that are deemed satisfactory by NYLS.
  • Must meet all requirements for NYLS for admission, including a review of the student’s files from Drew for character and fitness requirements.
     

Students who are admitted to NYLS under the 4+2 program and complete the requirements of the agreement will be provided with:

  • A minimum merit scholarship of $25,000 for each year they are enrolled in the NYLS two-year J.D. Program.
  • Guaranteed housing provided by NYLS with compliance of all NYLS housing policies and procedures.


For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or Pre Professional Advisor Lisa Layne.

Law: Drew University – New York Law School 4+3 J.D. Program

Drew students interested in a career in the law have the opportunity to gain admission to New York Law School (NYLS) while earning an undergraduate degree at Drew. Students who qualify for the program gain automatic admission to New York Law School to gain their Juris Doctor (J.D.).  Program participants also receive a minimum merit scholarship of $25,000 from New York Law School.

Eligibility and Application Criteria
How to apply: Students should consult with Drew’s pre-law adviser to plan their course of study.  Students should apply directly to NYLS by April 1. See Application Materials & Requirements for a list of required materials.

Students who wish to participate in the 4+3 program are required to

  • Complete all the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) at Drew including a minimum of 60 Drew credits (transfer credits not included) towards the Degree
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of application and at the end of their senior year at Drew.
  • Take the LSAT no later than December of their senior year and earn a minimum score of 153.
  • Present two letters of recommendations, including one from the Pre-Law Adviser, that are deemed satisfactory by NYLS.
  • Must meet all requirements for NYLS for admission, including a review of the student’s files from Drew for character and fitness requirements.
     

Students who are admitted to NYLS under the 4+3 program and complete the requirements of the agreement will be provided with:

  • A minimum merit scholarship of $25,000 for each year they are enrolled in NYLS three-year J.D. Program.
  • Guaranteed housing provided by NYLS with compliance of all NYLS housing policies and procedures.
     

For further details: contact pre-law faculty advisor Professor Jinee Lokaneeta, Department of Political Science and International Relations or Pre Professional Advisor Lisa Layne.

Medicine: Drew University – New Jersey Medical School 3+4 B.A./M.D. Program

What is the seven-year dual-degree program in Medicine?

A formal articulation agreement between the College of Liberal Arts of Drew University and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) makes it possible for prospective first-year students to apply directly to a special, seven-year dual-degree program in medicine. Students are admitted simultaneously to both Drew and New Jersey Medical School. They then spend three years of study at Drew and four years at NJMS, completing both the B.A. and M.D. degrees in seven years.

Can I be pre-med at Drew without participating in this seven-year B.A./M.D. program?

Yes! Any student admitted to Drew can pursue a career in medicine and spend their full four years at Drew before continuing to medical school, taking time to explore other fields, take advanced science course work or gain research experiences.

What is the difference between the accelerated B.A./M.D. program and regular pre-med studies at Drew?

With the B.A./M.D. program, students are accepted simultaneously to Drew University’s B.A. program and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS)’s M.D. program. These students spend three years at Drew and four years at NJMS. They do not need to apply again for medical school admission, although they must maintain high grades to stay in the program. With regular pre-med studies, a student devotes the normal four years to undergraduate work at Drew. Admission to medical school is not guaranteed, but students apply to medical schools of their choice at the end of their junior year, with help from Drew’s Health Professions Advising program.

What credentials do I need to be accepted into the B.A./M.D. program?

  • Unweighted High School 3.8 GPA
  • SAT score of 1500 or higher (summing only critical reading and math scores) or ACT score of 33 or higher (must be on one administration of the exam)
  • SAT II subject test(s) in math or science (optional, but recommended)
  • Prior exposure to the medical field in the form of an internship, academic program, research, volunteer activities or shadowing (optional, but recommended)

Please note: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States to be eligible for consideration for this program.

How competitive is the program?

Applicants to the dual-degree (B.A./M.D.) program should recognize that admission is highly competitive. Each year, 60 to 100 applicants to Drew University qualify for the program, only 5 to 10 of whom are offered admission by NJMS.

Will ACT scores be accepted instead of SAT scores?

Yes. An ACT score of 32 or higher, on one administration of the test, will be accepted instead of SAT scores.

What if I am not selected for the dual-degree program? Can I still be admitted to the regular B.A. program?

Yes! All dual-degree applicants are automatically considered for the B.A. program at Drew and may even receive an offer of admission to the B.A. program prior to learning about their final status in the B.A./M.D. application process.

Will I be considered for Drew’s Merit Awards as a Dual-Degree Applicant?

Yes. Merit awards can be used during three years of study at Drew. In addition BA/MD students students are encouraged, to apply to our specialty scholarships in science, civic engagement and the arts.

What are the academic requirements for students participating in the program?

Participants in this program need not major in the sciences while at Drew, although fitting some majors into the three Drew years will necessitate taking extra courses. While at Drew, a dual-degree student completes the selected major, all general education requirements and a set of required pre-medical courses (two semesters each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics; and six credits of English). To retain the guaranteed admission to New Jersey Medical School students must carry at least 14 credit hours each semester and maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) each semester. In addition, students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.4 or better in all science classes taken each semester at Drew, with a minimum grade of B- in each of the required pre-medical courses. Finally, students must also take the MCAT exam during their junior year, although no minimum score is required on the test.

How do I apply for the dual-degree program?

Submit the regular Common Application and on the Drew University supplement indicate your interest in the B.A./M.D. program. Your application and supporting documents (transcripts, test scores, recommendations, etc.) must all be received by November 1.

Is an admissions interview required?

Yes. Once you complete your application by November 1, it will be reviewed by the Office of Admissions. Selected students will be invited for an interview.

What is the timetable for admissions decisions?

Drew University will forward the applications of qualified candidates to NJMS, where students will be selected for interviews at the medical school. In early April, NJMS will notify candidates of their admission to the program. Students admitted to the program must notify Drew of their decision to enroll by May 1.

What if I am admitted to the program but later change my mind?

If admitted to the dual-degree (B.A./M.D.) program, you are under no obligation to complete the program and attend NJMS. You may opt to remain at Drew and graduate after the regular four years of study and to apply to any other medical school you wish or pursue another career. However, you will not retain your guaranteed admission to NJMS as an option if you elect to submit applications to other medical schools.

For more information about the pre-medical program at Drew, including the dual degree B.A./M.D. program, please contact:
Office of College Admissions Drew University Madison, New Jersey 07940 

 

Software Engineering: Drew University – Stevens Institute of Technology 4+1 B.A./M.S. Program

The Drew University / Stevens Institute of Technology 4+1 B.A./M.S. in Software Engineering program allows qualified computer science majors or minors to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree at Drew and the Master of Science degree at Stevens in five years instead of the five and one half years that it would normally require.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

Students are eligible to apply to the Drew/Stevens program coordinator for provisional acceptance once they have completed 48 credits towards Drew graduation.  The requirements for provisional acceptance are:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • A minimum of 3.0 in Computer Science courses
  • Recommendation of the Drew/Stevens program coordinator
  • No academic integrity violations.

Students who meet the following requirements are guaranteed admission to the program provided they meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at Drew;
  • A positive recommendation from the Drew faculty person who serves as the Drew/Stevens Program Coordinator; and
  • No academic integrity violations at Drew (one case resolved through the alternative dispute resolution process is acceptable)

By graduation from Drew, the 4+1 student will have:

  • Completed 134 credits, including the CSCI 220, 540, 600 courses
  • Achieved minimum GRE scores of 300 overall and 155 quantitative
  • A minimum grade of 3.3 in the following graduate-level Drew computer science courses: CSCI 540 and 600. 

CSCI 540 and 600 successfully completed at Drew with a grade of 3.3 or above will be transferred to Stevens and applied to the M.S. in Software Engineering as the equivalent of SSW 540 and 690. Taking these two courses at Drew reduces the number of credits needed for the M.S. degree, thus allowing the M.S. in Software Engineering to be completed in one calendar year.  

Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of Drew students into the Stevens M.S. in Software Engineering program additionally requires submission of a completed Stevens’ application of admission, to be completed by March 15th of student’s final academic year at Drew. The standard Stevens application fee will be waived for applicants to this program.

For more information about the Drew-Stevens 4+1 program, contact Professor Emily Hill.

 

Software Engineering: Drew University – Stevens Institute of Technology 4+1.5 B.A./M.S. Program

The Drew University – Stevens Institute of Technology 4+1.5 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Science in Software Engineering program allows Drew students without a major or minor in Computer Science the ability to complete the Drew B.A. and the Stevens M.S. in Software Engineering in five and one half years.  Upon completing the Drew degree, students will enroll at Stevens to complete the graduate degree.   Meeting the entry requirements for the program will guarantee admission to Stevens.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

Students are eligible to apply to the Drew/Stevens program coordinator for provisional acceptance once they have completed 48 credits towards Drew graduation.  The requirements for provisional acceptance are:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • A minimum of 3.0 in Computer Science courses
  • Recommendation of the Drew/Stevens program coordinator
  • No academic integrity violations.

Students who meet the following requirements are guaranteed admission to the program provided they meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 at Drew;
  • A positive recommendation from the Drew faculty person who serves as the Drew/Stevens Program Coordinator; and
  • No academic integrity violations at Drew (one case resolved through the alternative dispute resolution process is acceptable)

By graduation from Drew, the 4+1.5 student will have:

  • Completed 128 credits at Drew University
  • Completed CSCI 150, 220 courses
  • Achieved minimum GRE scores of 300 overall and 155 quantitative

Final Acceptance

Final acceptance of Drew students into the Stevens M.S. in Software Engineering program additionally requires submission of a completed Stevens’ application of admission, to be completed by March 15th of student’s final academic year at Drew. The standard Stevens application fee will be waived for applicants to this program.

Scholarship Awards

Non-computer science majors and minors admitted into the M.S. in Software Engineering at Stevens will be eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) scholarships up to a total of $15,000.  Scholarships are need-based and recipients must be a U.S. citizen, or a “U.S Person” as defined by NSF.  Scholarship awards are determined by Stevens Institute of Technology.

For more information about the Drew-Stevens 4+1.5 program, contact Professor Emily Hill.

 

Teaching: Drew University B.A./M.A.T. 4+1 Program

Drew University’s 4+1 BA/Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree  in five years. The program provides a targeted path to dual teacher certification in elementary (grades 5-8) or secondary (grades 6-12) education and Teacher of Student with Disabilities (special education).  The MAT program is nationally accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).  

All MAT students receive dual certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities and either Elementary Education or one of the following specialty areas in secondary education:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
     

It is recommended that candidates consult with the BA/MAT adviser prior to selecting a major.

Eligibility and Application Criteria

How to apply

New undergraduate applicants to Drew (incoming freshman or transfer): Applicants indicate their interest in the BA/MAT program on their Drew College of Liberal Arts application and then when study begins at Drew, students will be contacted by the BA/MAT adviser to schedule an informational meeting about next steps needed to begin the program.

Current Drew undergraduate students: Interested students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradm@drew.edu to set up a meeting with the BA/MAT adviser as early as possible, preferably by their sophomore year.  

Requirements for 4+1 Program:

Students begin taking classes toward their Master of Arts degree while in the junior or senior year at Drew (junior year is preferable).  Students complete up to four graduate courses that will count as elective credits toward their BA degree.  The specific courses require pre-approval of the BA/MAT adviser.   The suggested sequence of MAT courses to be taken while completing the Bachelor of Arts degree is below; however, with approval, the courses can be taken out of sequence.

Fall of Junior Year

  • MAT 805/EDUC 301: Introduction to Teaching for All Learners
    (4 credits)

Spring of Junior Year

  • MAT 801/EDUC 302: The Developing Learner (4 credits)

Fall of Senior Year

  • MAT 810/ EDUC 303: Differentiation of Instruction for Special Populations (4 credits)

Spring of Senior Year

  • MAT 808/ EDUC 304: Design for Instruction and Assessment  (4 credits)

Drew BA/MAT candidates must meet the following criteria to solidify formal acceptance to the MAT (this should generally be completed by February 1 of a student’s senior year):

  • Have passed Praxis I Core Test for Basic Skills or state-approved equivalent
  • Have passed Praxis II Content Knowledge Test
  • Have earned grades of “B” or better in all completed MAT/EDUC coursework
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Have submitted two letters of recommendation from Drew CLA faculty.
  • Submit letter of intent and a one page statement of interest in teaching to MAT director to gradm@drew.edu

At the point of completing the Bachelor of Arts degree and moving completely into the Master of Arts program, Drew students are required to:

  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Have completed sufficient coursework to comply with requirements for either secondary or elementary education teacher certification.  
    • At least 60 credits in the liberal arts or sciences are required for NJ State teacher certification.
    • To be eligible for NJ State secondary education teacher certification a student must complete at least 30 credits in the content area that he/she wants to specialize in, with at least 12 of those credits being upper level courses (typically 300 level or higher). Majors compatible with certification in social studies include anthropology, history, economics and political science.
    • It is highly recommended that those interested in elementary education certification select a major such as math, English, history or one of the natural sciences.  For students with majors in all other areas it is recommended that a minor (or at least 15 credits) be completed in math, English, history or one of the natural sciences.  If 15 credits are completed in one of these four academic focus areas, students can obtain a grade 5-8 teaching endorsement certification, which is desirable for employment purposes.

Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to deny admission to the MAT Program if a student fails to meet all prerequisites, or if there are documented issues that raise concerns about his or her professional disposition for teaching. Students must meet all NJ Department of Education requirements for teaching certification, including citizenship, health, and security prerequisites.

For more information on registering for coursework or on the program, contact the Drew BA/MAT Faculty Adviser.

 

Articulation Agreements with New Jersey Community College Honors programs

The Drew University - New Jersey Community College Honors program allows top students at a host of two-year institutions (see list below) to seamlessly transfer to Drew at an affordable cost because of scholarships offered. Students are eligible provided that they take at least four honors courses at the community college, graduate with an Associate degree, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.25 upon graduation from the two-year institution.  Student must also participate in at least two academic advising sessions with Drew faculty/staff to determine whether the courses taken at the community college will allow students to transfer to Drew with junior status.

Drew’s partner institutions are: 

  • Bergen Community College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • County College of Morris
  • Raritan Valley Community College