The Pathways Honors Program is designed for highly qualified
and motivated students pursuing a health career — from freshman year through
completion of a professional degree.
partnership with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS),
the program puts the most academically prepared undergraduates in the health
sciences on the path to graduate school and the health care workplace of the
future. Pathways Honors students have special access to health-career faculty
and resources, including:
- Regular advising from RFUMS
faculty and staff
- Summer research
- Opportunities to network
with RFUMS students
- Exclusive pre-professional
- Access to honors sections
of science courses
- Participation in a small
- Co-taught courses with
RFUMS and DePaul faculty
- Special notation on official transcript denoting participation in the Pathways Honors Program
- Priority course registration
Exposure and Exploration
The Pathways Honors Program is designed
to let you find the health career that’s best for you. So you don’t need to
declare your interest when you begin.
In addition to the all the benefits of
automatically being in the Pre-Health Program,
you’ll be in a cohort and follow a rigorous curriculum designed by faculty from
both universities; gain exposure to the health care practice from a
professional perspective; access unique summer research opportunities; and
explore issues with classmates who are pursuing related careers.
Advising and Preparation
As a Pathways Honors Student, you’ll
have direct access to pre-health advising in the form of a team of staff and faculty advisors — a pre-health
advisor, a research advisor and faculty mentors who will help you build your
application credentials, define your course schedules, explore career options
and prepare for entrance exams and interviews.
You’ll also meet regularly with faculty
and staff at RFUMS — a rare benefit for undergraduates in pre-professional
Accelerated Degree 3+ Option
Finish your undergraduate degree a year
early and start your professional program at RFUMS. Pathways Honors students
are in the best position to take advantage of accelerated degree programs.
Traditional Degree 4+ Option
in Pathways Honors improves your chances of being admitted to professional
degree programs in the health field — including RFUMS and the many programs
across the U.S. and abroad. Learn more.
Joining the Pathways Honors Program
If you’re an incoming freshman, academically motivated and have already been admitted to the College of Science and Health, you will be considered automatically for this program. An invitation to qualified students and instructions on how to accept your place in the program are included in your acceptance packet to the University. Strong candidates typically have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, an average ACT composite score of 27 or higher, or a combined SAT score of 1200 or higher on the critical reading or math sections.
Incoming Pathways Honors students have an opportunity to join a special learning community this upcoming autumn quarter. By participating in the Pathways Honors Learning Community, you will be enrolled in special sections of Explore Chicago, general biology, and general chemistry. Read the learning community description to find out more about this opportunity.
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