The Accelerated Program is only for qualified Pathways Honors students who are majoring in the Health Sciences with a BioScience concentration, and who have been accepted into an accelerated 3+ College of Science and Health pre-professional program in conjunction with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). In order to pursue one of the six pre-professional Accelerated Program tracks, a student must secure approval from the College of Science and Health's Pre-Health Advisor and Pre-Health Advising Committee's (PAC) Accelerated Program advisor. There are six available pre-professional Accelerated Programs: Medicine (3+4), Pathologists’ Assistant (3+2), Pharmacy (3+4), Physical Therapy (3+3), Physician Assistant (3+2), and Podiatry (3+4).
Students formally accepted into an Accelerated Program will complete their fourth year of coursework at RFUMS (courses not shown here) and apply the credit toward their Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at DePaul. Students must apply for degree conferral via Campus Connect by the deadline outlined in the Student Handbook in order to be considered a candidate for earning their Bachelor of Science degree at the conclusion of their fourth year of study. As part of the agreement with RFUMS, some Liberal Studies Program courses, Health Sciences major requirements, and open electives will be fulfilled by RFUMS courses. To avoid possibly earning duplicate credit for some courses, please be sure you meet regularly with the Pre-Health Advisor and the Health Sciences departmental academic advisor.
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Podiatry Track
Pre-Pathologists’ Assistant Track
Pre-Physical Therapy Track
Pre-Physician Assistant Track
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.