Academic Programs

CDU today boasts colleges of medicine, science and health, and a school of nursing, all with undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, as well as certificate programs.

  • Undergraduate programs include Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science, Bachelor of Science in Urban Community Health Sciences, the new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science and Food Systems, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine.
  • Our graduate and professional programs include Charles R. Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, Charles R. Drew/UCLA PRIME Program, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Master of Public Health (MPH) in Urban Health Disparities, Master of Health Science Physician Assistant, Master of Science in Nursing, Post-MSN Certificate, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Concepts.

Accreditation

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is accredited by The WASC Senior College and University Commission.

To review application requirements click here  or to submit an online application, click here.

Facilities

  • All students have access to clinical sites, laboratories for hands on learning, simulation workshops and state-of-the art instructional technology.
  • Our small student-to-faculty (7 to 1) ratio allows students to benefit from intensive interaction with supervising faculty and have hands-on clinical experience in treating patients.
  • Our 11-acre campus includes a biomedical library, central administration and educational and learning resources, such as basic, clinical and population-based research facilities.

Students

  • Minority students represent over 90 percent of our total enrollment.
  • African American student enrollment is more than double the national average (35 percent CDU compared to 12 percent nationally).
  • Hispanic student enrollment is above the national average (14 percent CDU compared to 10 percent nationally).
  • Women make up 65 percent of the student population.
  • Our College of Medicine is recognized by the Department of Education under Title III B as a Historically Black Graduate Institution.
  • The University is a charter member of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Hispanic people through research initiatives, training opportunities and academic development.

Faculty

  • More than 38 percent of our full- and part-time faculty members are African American compared to 5 percent nationally.
  • We employ more than the national average of Hispanic faculty members (4 percent in the nation vs. 5 percent at CDU).
  • CDU has more than four times the national average of Asian faculty members (6 percent national vs. 30 percent at CDU).
  • We have an even Male to Female ratio of faculty members (131 male: 128 female in 2012).

Staff

Our staff members also reflect the diversity of our community. We employ three times the national average of African-Americans (36.1 percent vs. 9.4 percent), almost four times the percentage of Hispanic or Latino (16.2 percent vs. 4.9 percent) and almost three times the percentage of Asian staff members (8.9 percent vs. 3.3 percent).