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Dual Degree Programs and Affiliations

Our strategic partnerships with neighboring health professional schools such as Rosalind Franklin University, Rush University, and DePaul University, help students gain the education and advanced skillset needed to excel in their chosen field of study. In addition, we have several affiliations that will help certain students for specific health professional careers.

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

College of Pharmacy 3-4 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Biology, Neuroscience, or Psychology from Lake Forest College and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, complete the required prerequisite courses, and obtain their biology degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of four years at RFU College of Pharmacy

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy 3-3 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology or Neuroscience from Lake Forest College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, completing the required prerequisite courses. They obtain their biology or neuroscience BA degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of three years in the RFU College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 3-3 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology or Neuroscience from Lake Forest College and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, completing the required prerequisite courses. They obtain their biology or neuroscience BA degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of three years in the RFU College of Health Professions Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Physician Assistant (MS in PA)

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice 3-2 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology or Neuroscience from Lake Forest College and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, completing the required prerequisite courses. They obtain their biology or neuroscience BA degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of three years in the RFU College of Health Professions MS in Physician Assistant Practice.

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Biomedical Sciences (MS in BMS)

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences 3-1 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology or Neuroscience from Lake Forest College and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, completing the required prerequisite courses. They obtain their biology or neuroscience BA degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of three years in the RFU College of Health Professions MS in Biomedical Sciences.

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Clinical Counseling (MS in CC)

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling 3-2 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University (RFU)

Lake Forest College students may enter this dual degree program, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or Neuroscience from Lake Forest College and a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Rosalind Franklin University. Students spend three years at Lake Forest College, completing the required prerequisite courses. They obtain their biology or neuroscience BA degree at Lake Forest College after completing the first of three years in the RFU College of Health Professions MS in Clinical Counseling.

Contact the Pre-Health Advising chair Professor DebBurman for details at debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu.

Master's in Nursing

Lake Forest College has affiliations (preferred admissions) with two of the best nursing schools in the United States: Rush University and DePaul University. Students complete four years at Lake Forest College and then begin a master’s program at either Rush University College of Nursing or DePaul University School of Nursing.  Such master’s degrees lead to highly-esteemed nursing, or upon further work, nurse practitioner careers.

Contact Professor DebBurman, Pre-Health Advising Chair, debburma@mx.lakeforest.edu for details.