COVID-19 precautions and policies are in place to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. Information can be found on our main COVID-19 page

Dual Degree Programs and Affiliations

Our strategic partnerships with neighboring health professional schools such as Rosalind Franklin 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 Allopathic Medicine 3-4 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University

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

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

Doctor of Pharmacy 3-4 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University

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 3-3 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University

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 3-3 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University

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 Practice Master of Science 3-2 Dual Degree Program at Rosalind Franklin University

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.

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

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.

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

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 of Science in Nursing 4-2 Dual Degree Program at DePaul University

Lake Forest College has an affiliation (preferred admissions) with  DePaul University. Students complete four years at Lake Forest College and then begin a master’s program at DePaul University School of Nursing.  Such master’s degrees lead to highly-esteemed nursing, or upon further work, nurse practitioner careers.

Contact Professor Ann Maine, Pre-Health Committee member,  maine@mx.lakeforest.edu for  details.

Doctor of Optometry 4-4 Dual Degree Program at Midwestern University 

The Dual Acceptance Program at Lake Forest College and Midwestern University offers early acceptance into Midwestern University’s Doctoral Optometry program for accepted applicants that are either in their senior year of high school or their first year at Lake Forest College. Lake Forest College students in this early acceptance program complete pre-optometry requirements while earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College. Upon graduation, they matriculate into the DO program at Midwestern University  to earn an Optometry Doctorate. 

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