Pre-Professional, Accelerated, and Joint Degree Programs

If you are interested in pursuing a professional career in medicine, dentistry or law, you can achieve your career goals at Stevens Institute of Technology. Stevens offers many options: curricula that cover Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Law fields and prepare you for application process and rigors of each respective professional school. We also offer accelerated programs in medicine and law in conjunction with professional school partners. Students interested apply to both Stevens and the partner school as high school seniors. All programs provide an education that equips you for the human and technological challenges of professional life.


Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry

To prepare yourself for medical or dental school, you need an education based on a strong foundation in the sciences, a solid background in social science and humanities, and highly developed communication skills. The Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dental curricula at Stevens meet these needs and offers challenging courses of study that match your ambition, as well as demands the very best of you to ensure success. Students who complete the program earn a B.S. in Chemical Biology, including the following courses that satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to accredited U.S. medical and dental schools:
 

  • One year of general chemistry with laboratory; (Ch 115, Ch 116, Ch 117, Ch 118)
  • One year of organic chemistry with laboratory (Ch 241, Ch 242);
  • One year of biology with laboratory (Ch 381, Ch 382);
  • One year of physics with laboratory (PEP 111, PEP 112, PEP 221, PEP 222);
  • One year of mathematics through calculus (Ma 115, Ma 116);
  • One year of English including composition

We also recommend the following additional courses for those seeking admission to medical or dental school: physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, physical and/or inorganic chemistry. You should complete the required courses by the end of your junior year at Stevens, and take the appropriate national exam. You are also strongly encouraged to participate in summer research or hospital service by the end of your Junior year. An interview and letter written by the Stevens Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) is required by most U.S. medical schools. Whatever your goal, an advisor at Stevens will help you.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

Stevens is the New Jersey Beta Chapter of the national premedical honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta. Membership is an honor granted to students preparing for the health professions in recognition of superior scholastic achievement.

Pre-Law

While there are no specific course requirements for admission to law school, the Stevens humanities curriculum includes a pre-law concentration that leads to the B.A. degree and prepares you for admission into premiere law schools. You may also specialize in a technical area, such as environmental law.

If you enroll in the engineering or science programs to earn the B.E. or B.S. degree and would like to pursue law school upon graduation from Stevens, we advise you to complete a secondary concentration in the humanities to thoroughly prepare you for law school.

Our law school advisor helps you chose the elective courses that suit your talents and interests, as well as prepare you for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which you take in your junior year at Stevens.

Accelerated Combined Degree Programs

Accelerated programs are combined degree programs with a medical or law school, and are intended for exceptionally qualified students. Students admitted to the program take a predetermined set of courses at Stevens involving course overloads, and then transfer to the professional school at the end of three years. Stevens confers the Bachelor's degree after successful completion of the first year of medical or law school, and the M.D. or J.D. degree is awarded by the professional school at the completion of the regular medical or law program. In medicine, the Stevens undergraduate program is the Accelerated Chemical Biology Program while the medical program is with the New Jersey Medical School. In law, the accelerated programs are with the New York Law School or Seton Hall University School of Law.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to either the Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program you need to meet these requirements:

  • Successfully complete the following high school course work:
    • Four years of English
    • Four years of mathematics (2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of pre-calculus)
    • Three years of science (1 of biology, 1 of chemistry, 1 of physics)
    • AP Biology and AP Chemistry, if possible, are recommended
  • Rank in the top 10% of your high school class
  • Achieve a combined SAT I score of 1400 (critical reading and math) in one sitting as well as take the SAT II in Mathematics Level I or Level II, and Biology or Chemistry. All tests should be completed by December 15th.
  • Your essay (either through the Common App or submitted separately) should be on the subject of why you want to be a Doctor.

The application deadline for the Accelerated Program in Pre-Medicine is January 1st. You are required to complete an interview at Stevens and may be asked to meet with a representative at the New Jersey Medical School medical or dental school.

Accelerated Law

Accelerated Pre-Law: Stevens offers a 6-year combined Bachelor's/Juris Doctor degree program for students interested in pursuing the accelerated law option. The program consists of three or four years of undergraduate study at Stevens and three years of study at either Seton Hall University School of Law or New York Law School. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a B.E., B.S. or B.A. degree from Stevens and a J.D. degree from the law school they attend. Students select which law school they wish to apply to during the Stevens application process. You are required to complete an interview at Stevens.

Recent Medical/Dental School Acceptances

New York University School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical School
SUNY-Stony Brook Medical School
SUNY-Buffalo Medical School
University of Vermont Medical School
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Boston University School of Dentistry
Columbia U. School of Dental & Oral Surgery
NYU School of Dentistry
UC-San Diego School of Dentistry
UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School

Recent Law School Admissions

New York Law School
Benjamin Cardozo Law School
Fordham U. Law School
Rutgers U. Law School