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Collaborative Partnerships

Rosemont's five year Nursing Program is through collaboration with Drexel University College of Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program. Our seven-year medical programs are through collaboration with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,  and University of the Sciences.

 Drexel University College of Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE)  |  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | University of the Sciences

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

4+1 Program

drexel logoTake advantage of Rosemont’s new 4+1 partnership with Drexel University, wherein students earn a BA in Biology at Rosemont College before completing their BSN through Drexel University’s Accelerated Career Entry program. The ACE 11-month option is a full-time nursing program for individuals who can commit to class and related course activity during the day, five days a week. The intensive course of study provides students the opportunity to fast track their nursing career in four consecutive ten-week terms.

Rosemont students who apply to Drexel University's Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program and meet the program's requirements are guaranteed admission*. Rosemont is the only college in Pennsylvania offering this unique partnership.

For the 4+1 program, Drexel University shall consider applicants for the College of Nursing and Health Professions Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) program during their senior year at Rosemont College. Candidates must have completed or currently be enrolled in the required prerequisite classes. Rosemont recommends majoring in Biology following the Pre-Health Track to meet the prerequisite requirements.  

*Up to 5% of the cohort.

 

Course Prerequisites

The following eight course categories in terms of semester credits are prerequisites for the ACE program:
Chemistry with lab* 4.0
Developmental Psychology 3.0
Anatomy with lab *

4.0

 

Physiology with lab * 4.0
Microbiology with lab * 4.0
Human Nutrition 3.0
Statistics 3.0
English

3.0

The anatomy, physiology, and microbiology courses must have been taken within five years of beginning the program. Chemistry must have been taken within 10 years of beginning the program.

  • Candidates for admission must have completed a bachelor’s degree at Rosemont College with a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Candidates applying may not have grade of C or below in two or more science prerequisites (see 1.C) or prior Nursing courses.
  • Accepted students must complete all prerequisite courses for the ACE program (see 1.C) at least two months before matriculation in addition to satisfying compliance requirements.
  • Applicants born outside of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, The United Kingdom, Canada or Ireland, regardless of citizenship, native language or location of degree-granting institutions are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. Passing test score for ACE applicants is TOEFL – iBT minimum combined score of 79 or better with a 26 or higher in the speaking section, TOEFL paper-based exam minimum scores of 550, if applicant takes the paper-based TOEFL exam must also take the TSE (The Spoken English) exam and earn a minimum score of a 55, minimum scores for IELTS is a combined score of at least a 6.5 with a 7.5 or higher on the speaking section. Students who completed four years of high school and received a high school diploma from any of the above countries can have the TOEFL/IELTS exam waived by providing a copy of the high school transcript(s) reflecting the four years of attendance and date of graduation. Students who met the TOEFL requirements when admitted to Rosemont College will not be required to retake the TOEFL examination as those scores can be utilized at Drexel.
  • Student is in good academic standing at Rosemont, and all prior institutions attended;
  • Student is in good social standing, including but not limited to confirmation that student is free of any disciplinary/student conduct record with no unresolved or pending disciplinary/student conduct issues at Rosemont, and all prior institutions attended;
  • As required of all admitted or re-admitted students to Drexel, the student will be required to answer the criminal history disclosure question on the Drexel application and may be subject to further review.
  • Admitted students will have 60 days from the date of their offer of acceptance to confirm their enrollment in the form of the $500 enrollment deposit. They are also permitted to request a deferral from one term to another, once. Requests to defer may be denied at the discretion of the admissions department.

For reference, deadlines provided in the table below are based on the current academic year.

 

Application deadline

Complete prerequisites

Term begins

Fall

October 15, 2017

July 24, 2018

September 24, 2018

Spring

April 15, 2018

February 1, 2019

April 1, 2019

 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Offers 3+4 and 4+4 Programs

lolQualified candidates for the 3+4 program enter Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine after three years of undergraduate study at Rosemont and will have their undergraduate degree awarded after the successful completion of the first year of medical school.

 

 

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Rank in the top 25% of high school class
  • Full academic high school course load, including four years of English, Math and Science
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale

 

For the 3+4 Program, PCOM shall consider applicants during their junior year at Rosemont College. The candidate must earn an overall and Science GPA of 3.75 and a minimum MCAT composite score of 500 and at least 125 in each individual section. For the 4+4 Program, PCOM shall consider applicants during their senior year at Rosemont College. The candidate must earn an overall and Science GPA of 3.25 and a minimum MCAT composite score of 500 and at least 125 in each individual section.

University of the Sciences

3+4 partnership

unsciences logoTake advantage of our new 3+4 partnership with the University of the Sciences and earn two degrees — both a BA in Biology from Rosemont and PhD in Pharmacy from USciences — in as little as seven years.  

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the area’s top pharmacy school, the USciences Pharm.D. program mirrors the complex realities of modern practice, preparing students to thrive in today’s pharmacy environment. The curriculum builds on foundational knowledge and skills, encouraging proficiency in a range of subjects, from human disease and pharmacology to pharmaceutics, therapeutics, and pharmacoeconomics. Students benefit from hands-on experience gained through more than 300 clinical affiliation partner sites across the country—including some of the most renowned hospitals, medical centers, pharmaceutical companies, and regulatory agencies.

With the partnership, USciences will reserve up to five percent of the seats in their Pharm.D. program for Rosemont students who meet the requirements.

Eligible students will spend three years at Rosemont before transferring to the USciences’ four-year Pharm.D. program. While matriculated at USciences, students will receive their BA in Biology from Rosemont once they have successful completed all requirements.  

(Admission decisions will be based on, but not limited to, the following)

  • Candidates for admission must have a minimum PCAT composite score of 25.
  • Candidates applying must complete all required pre-professional coursework with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 and a minimum cumulative math/natural science GPA of 3.00, with both GPAs calculated based on all courses taken and for which the student received a final grade.
  • Candidates must provide evidence showing they shadowed a pharmacist for a minimum of forty hours in a community, hospital, or industry setting.
  • Candidates must successfully complete an interview with a Philadelphia College of Pharmacy member.
  • Candidate must fill out application and submit all proper transcripts along with a statement of personal and professional goals before the admission deadline.  

Course Prerequisites

The equivalencies in the following table are for courses that are required for admission to USciences' Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program. These courses need to be completed at Rosemont College.

BIO 0150

BIO 0151(GE)

General Biology I (cell)

General Biology I (cell) Laboratory

3.0

1.0

BIO 0155

BIO 0156(GE)

General Biology II (organismal)

General Biology II (organismal)Laboratory

3.0

1.0

 

BIO 0245 Anatomy & Physiology I (3 cr) #

BIO 0247 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 cr)

AND

BIO 0250 Anatomy & Physiology II (# cr) #

BIO 0251 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab(1 cr)

 

BIO 0200

BIO 0201

BIO 0222

OR

BIO 0200

BIO 0201

BIO 0401

Microbiology

Microbiology Lab

Genetics Lab

OR

Microbiology

Microbiology Lab

Molecular Genetics Lab

3.0

1.0

1.0

OR

3.0

1.0

1.0

CHE 0142

CHE 0143

General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I Lab

3.0

1.0

CHE 0145

CHE 0146

General Chemistry II

General Chemistry II Lab

3.0

1.0

CHE 0230

CHE 0231

Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I Lab

3.0

1.0

CHE 0235

CHE 0236

Organic Chemistry II

Organic Chemistry II Lab

3.0

1.0

     
COM 0160 Public Speaking 3.0
ECO 0101 Introduction to Micro-economics 3.0
MAT 0116(GE) Pre-Calculus 3.0
MAT 0120 Calculus 3.0
 

PSY-0100 Basic Concepts in Psychology;

PSC-0101 Introduction to Political Science;

SOC-0100 Social Problems:

ECO-0100 Introduction to Macro-Economics

OR

any Social Science course that satisfies the Rosemont General Education requirement.

3.0
 

PHI-0100 Questions That Matter;

RST-0102 Introduction to Religion;

ENG-0201 Studies in Fiction;

HIS-0200 History of the US to 1877;

HIS-0110 The Rise of Ancient empires

OR

any Humanities course that satisfies the Rosemont General Education requirement.

3.0

PHY 0100

PHY 0103

General Physics I

General Physics I Lab

3.0

1.0

 

BUS 0200 Business Statistics I (3 cr) *

AND

BUS 0221 Statistics (3 cr)*

 
WRT 0110

Writing

3.0
WRT 0170

Advanced Composition and Oral Presentation Skills

3.0
 

The following table identifies courses in USciences' Doctor of Pharmacy Program that will be transferred to Rosemont College in fulfillment of Rosemont's undergraduate degree requirements.

 

Rosemont College- B.A. in Biology Degree Requirement

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BIO 0400 &

BIO 0401

Molecular Genetics With Laboratory

3.0

1.0

BIO 0335

Immunology

3.0

  Enacting The Core 3.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  ELECTIVE 2.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  ELECTIVE 3.0
  USciences - Doctor of Pharmacy Program  
RX 330 Foundations of Biomedical Sciences  4
RX 305 Foundations of Clinical Immunology 3
RX 310 Practice Skills 1

3

RX 340 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1

3

RX 350 iPSDT 1- Disease Prevention & Self Care

3

RX 320 Professional Behavior/Communication 1

2

RX 325 Medication Use System 1

3

RX 345 Foundations of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2

3

RX 355 iPSDT 2-Cardiovascular 1

3

RX 365 iPSDT 3- Pulmonary

3

Total Credits = 130 (minimum of 120 REQUIRED TO GRADUATE FROM ROSEMONT COLLEGE)