Would you like to begin exploring your health care career as a freshman—perhaps even earn your professional degree a year early?
In DePaul University’s Pathways Program, you’ll learn how to prepare for admission to selective professional programs—including Medicine, Pathologists’ Assistant, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Podiatric Medicine—from faculty members who teach in them.
The Pathways Program is part of the Alliance for Health Sciences between DePaul and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Our faculty members work together to design curricula that emphasize interprofessional collaboration and hands-on experience. Together, we’ll provide you with a strong undergraduate and liberal studies foundation, contemporary professional health education, and state-of-the-art medical training facilities.
You don’t have to declare your interest in a specialty when you begin; we let you explore your options to find the health career that’s best for you. Key undergraduate classes are taught or co-taught by faculty from Rosalind Franklin, exposing you to professional perspectives. Upper-level classes average 25 students or fewer. You’ll explore issues with classmates who are pursuing related careers, from direct patient care to hospital administration, preparing you to succeed in interprofessional practice settings.
You can pursue a traditional four-year program or an accelerated three-year option. If you’re accepted into the accelerated program, you’ll spend three years at DePaul then complete your undergraduate requirements at Rosalind Franklin while simultaneously beginning your graduate studies. You’ll save the time and expense of a year of study.
The newly developed Early Opportunity Program is open to select Pathways Program students pursuing three- or four-year degrees. The program offers early admission into one of six professional programs atRosalind Franklin: Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Physician Assistant, Pathologists’ Assistant, or Physical Therapy. It also includes a waiver for standardized entrance exam requirements (MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Admission opportunities occur after freshman, sophomore, or junior year.
You’ll make connections throughout Chicago, a world-class health care hub. And you’ll explore renowned museums; legendary theatre, music, and sports; great restaurants; and historic Lincoln Park. It’s time you found out more about DePaul.
DePaul has eight traditional undergraduate colleges and schools based at two primary campuses in Chicago’s Loop and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.
• The College of Science and Health offers innovative curricula and research opportunities with a dedicated focus on science and health paths. As part of DePaul’s alliance with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the newly launched Early Opportunity Program offers select students the opportunity for early admission into one of six professional programs, including Pharmacy and Physical Therapy.
• The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers a diverse range of opportunities for students, including Creative Writing, Public Policy, and Sociology. First-year students with certain LAS majors also have the opportunity to be admitted into the BA/JD program, where they become law school students after three years of undergraduate education. Housed within the College is the newly formed Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, which takes a transprofessional approach to diplomacy and prepares students to apply the tools of diplomacy to international contexts and domestic challenges.
• The Driehaus College of Business is known for its top-ranked undergraduate Business program and entrepreneurship expertise. In 2019, The Princeton Review ranked DePaul’s Entrepreneurship program as #13 in the nation.
• The College of Communication, located at the Loop Campus, is known for incorporating digital technologies throughout its curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and using Chicago—the third-largest media market in the country—as its classroom. In 2018, DePaul was named #1 outstanding PR Education program of the year by PR Week.
• The College of Computing and Digital Media, with one of the nation’s largest and most innovative Information Technology programs, includes leading courses in Animation, Computer Science, and Film and Television.
• The College of Education is recognized for its success in preparing teachers for multicultural classrooms and its strategic partnerships with Chicago Public Schools, hospitals, and community agencies.
• The School of Music is a premier program with distinguished faculty, including many members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. A new state-of-the-art music building opened in 2018.
• The Theatre School is one of America’s oldest and most respected conservatory programs. It offers 12 highly structured majors with individualized attention to prepare students for practical experience in the world of theatre.