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Joint Degree Programs

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Joint Degree Programs

Available Options

  • Health Sciences / Law 3+3 Joint Degree
  • Health Sciences / Mercy College of Health Sciences Certificate Programs
    • Nuclear Medicine Technology
    • Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Health Sciences / Law 3+3 Joint Degree

Students may elect to earn both a Bachelor of Science-Health Sciences degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence (law) degree in a joint degree program offered in cooperation with the Drake Law School. The program allows students to focus their education on legal and health care issues. Participating students are admitted first to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A student pursuing this program should plan to take the LSAT and formally apply to the Law School during the fall semester of the junior year and if admitted, complete the first year of law school course work in the senior year along with the remaining health sciences credits. The curriculum guide for this program exists at http://www.drake.edu/cphs/programs/bachelorofscienceinhealthsciences/.


Health Sciences / Mercy College of Health Sciences 3+1 Certificate Programs

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Students may elect to earn both a Bachelor of Science-Health Sciences degree and a certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology or Clinical Laboratory Sciences in a joint degree program offered in cooperation with the Mercy College of Health Sciences. The program allows students to focus their education on a specialization in these areas while achieving additional patient care hours required for a number of post-graduate professional programs. Participating students are admitted first to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. A student pursuing this program should plan to apply to Mercy College of Health Sciences during the fall semester of the junior year and if admitted, will become a Mercy student during their senior year. The credits completed as part of the certificate program will fulfill credits required for the BS in Health Sciences degree.   See the curriculum guide for this program at http://www.drake.edu/cphs/programs/bachelorofscienceinhealthsciences/.

Students may use electives to pursue a second major, a minor, or a concentration.  Please visit http://www.drake.edu/cphs/programs for additional information on these options or the joint degree programs.

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