Undergraduate Programs

Medical Undergraduate Programs at CDU

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College of Science and Health

Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology

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Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology
The Radiologic Technology program educates entry-level radiologic technologists who assist in providing high quality healthcare with excellence and compassion by producing diagnostic images through the knowledge and application of radiologic science.
Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete all prerequisite course(s) with a grade of "C" or better prior to matriculation. All required courses must be taken within (7) years of the submission of application.

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (4 units w/lab)
  • Medical Terminology (3 units)

Recommended Courses:
Please note, while not required for admission, the Charles R. Drew University, Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee has identified the following courses that need to be completed prior to matriculation.

  • Elementary Algebra or higher (3 units)
  • English Composition (3 units)
  • Public Speaking (3 units)
  • U.S. History (3 units)
  • Humanities (3 units)
  • Political Science/Social Science (3 units)
  • Introduction to Computers (3 units)

These courses will be noticed and considered on an application during the review process and are part of the 21 units of General Education courses required for program completion.

Letters of Recommendation                                                                             
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (Academic/Professional) -Recommendation form is required

Personal Goal Statement:

  • Please explain why you would like to become a student at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. How does the completion of a degree at CDU offer you an opportunity to serve an underserved community?
  • Statement must be 1-2 pages typed (double-spaced, maximum 500 words)

Bachelor of Science, Radiologic Science-Computed Tomography Concentration

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The Bachelor of Science degree curriculum in radiologic science is a four semester advanced program designed for the continued development of registered radiologic technologists skills at the entry level of working technologist level. The program is offered on a full-time basis.

The Computed Tomography certificate program provides imaging professionals with the foundational education necessary to advance into various career possibilities, including advanced imaging modalities, graduate degrees, and professional advancement into entry management, education, and informatics positions with an emphasis in Computed Tomography (CT).

Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Must have an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology
    • Recent graduates have 2 semesters to obtain certification
  • Provide proof of active American Registry of Radiologic Technology license
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (academic/professional) - Recommendation form is required

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu  or (323) 357-3458

Bachelor of Science, Radiologic Science

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The Bachelor of Science, Radiologic Science is a one year advanced program designed for the professional development of registered radiologic technologists at the entry level or working technologist level.
Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Must have an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT Accredited)
  • Provide proof of active American Registry of Radiologic Technology license
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (academic/professional) - Recommendation form is required

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu or (323) 357-3458

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences prepares students to meet application requirements for graduate and professional programs in nursing, allopathic and osteopathic medicine, podiatry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, or to become a physician assistant. In addition, the BS program prepares students for masters and doctoral programs, scientific research, and employment in biomedical laboratories and/or biotech companies.
Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (completion of High School Diploma or GED Equivalent)*
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official SAT or ACT exam scores*
  • For Freshmen Students:
    • (1) year of High School laboratory sciences in either biology, chemistry, or physics
  • For Transfer Students:
    • Completion of Intro Chemistry & Intro Biology or equivalent

* Waived if Associate Degree has been earned

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu or (323) 357-3458

Bachelor of Science, Public Health (BSPH)

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The BSPH program at CDU aims to prepare undergraduate student for the public health workforce and for advanced education in the health sciences such as public health or medicine or health-related fields such as public policy. Grounded in the understanding that structural and social inequalities impact health outcomes in historically disadvantage and under-resourced communities, the BSPH program aims to provide the next generation of scholars and practitioners a rich educational foundation that integrates theoretical, applied, and social justice knowledge. The BSPH program offers a rich public health curriculum that integrates the foundational public health domains: knowledge, skills, and research experience, which enhances our graduates’ ability to translate and apply the newly gained public health knowledge and skills to public health practice. Upon completion of the degree, BSPH graduates will be equipped to addressed health disparities, health equity, and socio-environmental justice issues prevalent in urban under-resourced communities. BSPH graduates can pursue employment in local, state and national public health agencies and organizations, social and health service sectors, not-for profit community-based organizations (CBOs), and be highly prepared to pursue further health-related graduate education. .

  • $50 application fee
  • University admissions application;
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or above;
  • A personal essay describing the student’s motivations and reasoning for pursuing a public health degree at CDU;
  • Official transcript from all post-secondary schools attended;
  • For transfer students, no more than 60 units of transfer credit hours.

* For Transfer Students, no more than 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of approved transferable credit

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu or (323) 357-3458

Bachelor of Science, Psychology with an Emphasis in Community Counseling

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Community Counseling*

Accreditation:
The BS in Psychology with an Emphasis in Community Counseling received full approval from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) August 5, 2019. Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is approved by California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Community Counseling is a 120 credit-hour undergraduate degree program that can be completed in 8 terms. The program provides a curriculum to prepare undergraduate students for a workforce role as a mental health or substance abuse counselor. The program provides students the option of completing a field placement in a substance abuse agency and combined with the coursework the student would be eligible to apply for California Credentialing as a Substance Abuse Counselor through California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. The program emphasis is on mental and behavioral health of diverse populations and underserved communities. The program also prepares students for graduate education in psychology, public health, social work and can meet the prerequisite for Entry Level Masters programs in nursing utilizing elective credits.
Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (completion of High School Diploma or GED Equivalent)*
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • One-page Personal Goal Statement describing interest in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program
  • Official SAT or ACT exam scores recommended

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores must be submitted prior to any offer of acceptance

    • All international applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL
    • A minimum total score of 80
    • The scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the office of Enrollment Management (admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu)
    • Only the Internet Based Test TOEFL exam will be accepted

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU’s Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu or 323-357-3458

Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Program

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing & Active Unrestricted RN License
  • Pre-licensed applicants with a completed Associate Degree in Nursing*
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in an Associate Degree in Nursing community college program are eligible to enroll in the RN-BSN program after completion of their 2nd semester (Concurrent RN-BSN)

* Pre-licensure students must submit evidence of a nursing license by the end of the 1st semester of CDU's RN-BSN program in order to be eligible to continue the 2nd semester.

Application Requirements:

  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited post-secondary schools attended
  • Current unrestricted RN License to practice professional nursing in the state of California or current state/country of practice
  • Minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Fulfillment of all General Studies (GE) courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to the completion of the RN-BSN program (All transcripts will be evaluated upon submission, applicants will be notified of GE status upon acceptance into the RN-BSN program)
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation (academic/professional) - Recommendation form is required
  • Personal Goal Statement:
    • Please explain why you would like to become a student at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science. How does the completion of a degree at CDU offer you an opportunity to serve an underserved community?
    • Statement must be 1-2 pages typed (double-spaced, maximum 500 words)

For International Students:
We do not require a separate application or additional fee, and you should be prepared to meet all of the admissions requirements as outlined above.
Application Requirements for all applicants submitting coursework outside of the USA:

If you need assistance with immigration (I-20 form, F-1 visa, SEVIS, etc.), our Office of International Affairs will be able to assist you. You can contact CDU's Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) & Director, Office of International Affairs Dr. Lejeune Lockett lejeunelockett@cdrewu.edu or (323) 357-3458

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Prelicensure/Generic Track (Prelicensure BSN)

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Prelicensure/Generic Track (Prelicensure BSN) is designed for non-nurses who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN).  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and attaining the Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification following licensure as a registered nurse. 

Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education California Board of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by CCNE (Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education) and is approved by the California Board of Nursing.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure Track is designed for non-nurses who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and attaining the Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification following licensure as a registered nurse.  Graduates of this track are prepared at the generalist level to assume the entry level registered nurse role at the point of care.  The registered nurse is responsible for the comprehensive clinical management of individuals, families and communities across the continuum of care in a variety of clinical settings, including virtual environments. The registered nurse designs and implements the plan of care and is accountable for improving clinical outcomes and care processes in a quality, cost effective manner, as a key member of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.

The Prelicensure BSN program utilizes a rolling admission process, which means that those who complete their applications first (verified NusingCAS application, including required materials), are considered for early interviews and admission decisions. Therefore, we encourage applicants to submit their applications early in order to be considered for early interviews and decisions. Because of our rolling admissions schedule, those who apply early in the admissions cycle are more likely to be interviewed than those who apply later.

The Prelicensure BSN requires that all applications must be received through the online Nursing Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS) program. Applications are reviewed once VERIFIED by NursingCAS and all required documents have been submitted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm completion of the application by viewing their on-line NursingCAS application.

Admission Requirements:

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure Track: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science has been approved to enroll students into a prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.  This program admits first-time college students and community college transfers who have not passed the TEAS exam and fulfilled the list of (15) pre-requisites required to begin the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Direct Phase (BSN Nursing Curriculum).

Once your application and transcripts are submitted, CDU will review all application materials and provide a transfer credit evaluation. This evaluation will determine the outstanding courses needed to qualify for the BSN Direct Phase and what semester you would be eligible to start the Direct Phase. 

Application Requirements for BSN Pre-licensure Phase: 

(Enrolls in the Summer (begins in May and Deadline is April 30) and Fall (begins in August & Deadline is July 30) semester) 

  • Complete Application submitted through NursingCAS (Application Fee $55)
  • Official transcripts 
    • High school transcripts for first time in college students 
    • College transcripts for college transfer students
  • SAT/ACT test scores (recommended, not required)
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

      • Applies to Cumulative GPA
    • Applies to Science GPA 
  • One letter of recommendation (academic/professional/school counselor)
    • Recommendations should address the following areas:

      • A. Relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
      • B. Work competence
      • C. Communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds
      • D. Leadership skills or potential 
      • E. Values, ethical standards, responsibility, and initiative 
  • Evidence of Extracurricular Activities
    • Eligible activities include Community Service, Sports, Volunteer Service, Student Clubs, Religious Groups, etc...
    • Resume, CV, Activities List can be submitted with the application to show proof of activities
  • Personal Statement
    • Please describe why you would like to obtain a BSN degree from CDU and what you can do for the underserved communities with a degree from CDU 
  • BSN-Pre-requisite worksheet
    • If you have taken courses towards fulfilling the 15 pre-requisite requirements to be eligible for the BSN Direct Phase, please complete the Pre-Requisite worksheet to assist the enrollment office with your transfer evaluation 

For admissions questions, please contact CDUBSN@cdrewu.edu

For International student questions and admissions requirements, please Click Here

To review the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure Curriculum (124 Units) Click Here

Click Here to review the Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Prelicensure Cost of Attendance ($601 per Unit) 

  • (The cost of Attendance will vary based on your amount of transfer credits)

Click Here to schedule an Advising Session with an Enrollment Specialist 

BSN Nursing Direct Intent Phase

Nursing Direct Intent Phase

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Nursing Direct Phase is designed for non-nurses who are interested in completing course requirements leading to a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination and attaining the Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification following licensure as a registered nurse.  Graduates of this track are prepared at the generalist level to assume the entry level registered nurse role at the point of care. We accept a maximum of 49 units for this Nursing Direct Phase (aligned with the pre-requisite courses below). We admit each Fall and Spring of every year for the Nursing Direct Phase.

Application Requirements for the BSN-Nursing Direct Phase: 

(Enrolls in the Spring (Begins in January and Deadline is December 31st) and Fall (Begins in Augusts and Deadline is July 30th) semester)

  • Complete Application submitted through NursingCAS (Application Fee $55)
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited post-secondary schools attended
    • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

      • Applies to Cumulative GPA
    • Applies to Science GPA
  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better prior to matriculation (A grade of B- will not be accepted). Science prerequisite courses must be taken within (7) years of the submission of application. 
  • Prerequisite course requirements: 
    1. General Chemistry w/ Lab (4 semester units)
    2. English Composition (3 semester units)
    3. Introduction to Sociology (3 semester units)
    4. Critical Thinking (3 semester units)
    5. U.S. History (3 semester units)
    6. Humanities (2 courses 3 units each to total 6-semester units)
    7. Public Speaking (3 semester units)
    8. College Algebra (Statistics cannot be used to fulfill the requirement) (3 semester units)
    9. Human Anatomy & Human Physiology with lab (4 semester units each to total 8 units)
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology can be taken together, if so both courses must have a lab
    10. General Psychology (3 semester units)
    11. Microbiology w/ Lab (4 semester units)
    12. Creative Arts (3 semester units) 
    13. Political Science (3 semester units) 
  •  Official TEAS Admission Assessment Exam
    • Minimum of 75% overall cumulative and individual module score (includes module, submodule and subsection scores 75% minimum requirement)
    • Distance Testing Department ID: 201622
    • TEAS Admission Assessment Exam Guidelines 
      • All exams of 2022 take place on a Wednesday, from 9am to 12pm:
      • TEAS Exam
      • To register visit ATI TEAS Website at: http://www.atitesting.com
  •  One letter of recommendation (academic/professional/school counselor) - 
    • Recommendations should address the following areas:

      • A. Relationships with work (paid or voluntary) associates
      • B. Work competence
      • C. Communication and interpersonal skills with persons of diverse backgrounds
      • D. Leadership skills or potential
      • E. Values, ethical standards, responsibility, and initiative
  • Evidence of Extracurricular Activities
    • Eligible activities include Community Service, Sports, Volunteer Service, Student Clubs, Religious Groups, etc...
    • Resume, CV, Activities List can be submitted with the application to show proof of activities. 
  • Personal Statement
    • Please describe why you would like to obtain a BSN degree from CDU and what you can do for the underserved communities with a degree from CDU
  • BSN-Pre-requisite worksheet

*Please note CDU accepts semester units. Quarter units must be converted to equal semester units. This will ensure that you are meeting our unit requirement.

*** If you already have a Bachelor's degree, you are not eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and will need to apply for the Master of Science in Nursing-Entry Level Master's program

****If you have more than 4 pre-requisites outstanding, and they are not in-progress at the time of application and cannot be completed prior to the start of the upcoming semester, you will need to apply for the BSN Pre-licensure program which enrolls at CDU in the Fall (begins in August) and Summer (begins in May) semesters each year. 

For admissions questions, please contact CDUBSN@cdrewu.edu 

For International student questions and admission requirements, please Click Here 

To review the Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Direct Phase Curriculum (75 Units) Click Here

  • Begins year 2 semester 2 on curriculum plan

Click Here to review the Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Direct Phase Cost of Attendance ($601 per Unit)  

Click Here to schedule an Advising Session with an Enrollment Specialist