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Pathways Honors FAQ
Why am I invited to the Pathways Honors Program?
You are invited to this program based on the
strength of your application for admission, your academic performance in high
school and your interest in a degree program in the College of Science and
I have never heard of a Pathways Honors Program; do other universities host similar or comparable programs?
While many undergraduate institutions have agreements with
universities to provide access to advanced-degree programs, DePaul’s Pathways
Honors Program goes beyond a simple articulation agreement. Our Pathways Honors Program, as
part of The Alliance for Health Sciences with Rosalind Franklin University of
Medicine and Science (RFUMS), is specifically designed to prepare students for
the rigors of graduate health professions programs.
The Pathways Honors Program will give DePaul students a competitive edge when it comes
to pursuing post-graduate opportunities at RFUMS or any other university by
providing access to graduate-level advising and career advice, exposing students
to RFUMS faculty through co-taught classes on DePaul’s campus, as well as
providing access and exposure to RFUMS graduate-level classes, facilities and
What is the advantage of enrolling at DePaul rather than pursuing undergraduate studies at another university that has a medical school?
Many medical schools operate as independent
entities. Not all universities with affiliated medical schools provide an
advantage to applicants with an undergraduate degree from the host institution.
As a result, DePaul graduates could be viewed as being on a level playing field
as graduates from other institutions with affiliated medical schools. The
benefit of The Alliance for the Health Sciences is that students who are
interested in healthcare professions are given early exposure to faculty, staff
and students from various areas of health care. Earlier exposure allows for
exploration of options and provides a competitive edge when applying to
graduate and professional education. This is a benefit not often available to
undergraduate students at other institutions.