Undergraduate Programs

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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 courses with a grade of "C" or better prior to matriculation. All science courses must be taken within (7) years of the submission of application.
  • Medical Terminology (3 units)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (4 units w/lab)
  • Elementary Algebra or higher (3 units)
  • English Composition (3 units)
  • Introduction to Computers (3 units)
  • 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)

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-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, Nutrition Science and Food Systems

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Program Highlights

  • Identify the biological and chemical foundations of nutrition-related health outcomes.
  • Identify evidence and practice-based nutrition and food system approaches for addressing disparities of diet and health.
  • Describe the relationships between food systems with social environmental determinants affecting disparities in diet and health.
  • Illustrate the intersections of food-system factors (i.e. production, processing, distribution, preparation, marketing, consuming and disposing) with adequacy of diets and health.
  • Interpret the impact of cultural and social forces, environmental factors, food-nutrition related policies, and human rights approaches to procurement of adequate and affordable food for individuals and communities.
  • Apply community food system frameworks for assessing adequacy, affordability of food for different individuals and communities.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science and Food Systems Admission Requirements

  • University admission application
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Official transcript from all postsecondary schools attended
  • Overall GPG of 2.5 or above
  • A personal essay describing the student's motivation and reasoning for applying
  • For high school students: SAT and/or ACT (recommended)
  • Upon acceptance, completion of Math, English, Chemistry and Biology placement exams.
    For freshman students: a year of high school of biology, chemistry or physics
  • For transfer students: completion of introductory chemistry and introductory biology or equivalent and no more than 60 units or transfer credits.

Application Deadlines for Admission and Financial Aid
We encourage prospective students to adhere to the following application deadlines, which were established to support financial aid processing in a timely manner for new incoming students. All applicants are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid at the time they apply for admission to an academic degree program or as early as January 1 of each year.

July 30 2018 is the application deadline for fall 2018
For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissionsinfo@cdrewu.edu or (323) 563-4839.

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