International Year One in Biomedical Sciences

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in the Biomedical Sciences will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Drew University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.
  • Drew International Year One programs are two years long, providing students with comprehensive support for the first half of their studies.

Fast facts

Class duration

12-16 hours per week

Award

This leads to a bachelor's program at Drew University.

Why Drew University?

  • Drew University places an emphasis on undergraduate research, out-of-classroom learning experiences, and one-on-one personal attention with average class sizes of just 17 students.
  • Drew’s own art gallery showcases professional artists and student exhibitions.
  • Drew offers classes in animation, ceramics, digital imaging, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video and more.
  • There are many opportunities for dialogue with leading figures in New York‘s contemporary art world.
  • Students have the flexibility to create their own path to graduation, choosing between four- and five-semester Pathway programs.
Start Dates January May
Program length 4 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma with a US equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

4 Semesters: TOEFL 60 (11 minimum subscores), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores), PTEA 44, Password overall level 6, IELA 162 (154 minimum subscores), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

January 2022 start
(4 Semesters)

Wed 12 January 2022 - Wed 11 May 2022
Wed 18 May 2022 - Fri 12 August 2022

$43,135


May 2022 start
(4 Semesters)

Wed 18 May 2022 - Fri 12 August 2022
Sun 21 August 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022

$43,135


Degree program components

129 credit hour program
65 credit hours apply from Pathway
64 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

4 Credits

EAP 102

English for Academic Purposes I (Listening & Speaking)

4 Credits

EAP 101

English for Academic Purposes I (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry I

4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

BIOL 160/160L

Diversity of Life

4 Credits

EAP 201

English for Academic Purposes II (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

CHEM 160/160L

General Chemistry 2

4 Credits

DREW 110

Launch Workshop: Preparation for Career and Academic Success

1 Credits

EAP 202

Public Speaking

4 Credits

Semester 3

Course title

Credit hours

WRTG 101

College Writing for ESOL

4 Credits

BIOL 150 or NEUR 101

Ecology and Evolution or Intro to Neuroscience

4 Credits

BIOL 250

Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 Credits

CHEM 250 or BIOL 256

Organic Chemistry 1 or Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credits

Semester 4

Course title

Credit hours

Elective

College Elective

4 Credits

MATH 117

Introduction to Statistics

4 Credits

BIOL 252

Microbiology

4 Credits

CHEM 350 OR BIOL 258

Organic Chemistry II or Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-B.S.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Biology-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Biology-B.S.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Chemistry-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Neuroscience-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Public Health-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Start Dates August January May
Program length 4 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

High school diploma with a US equivalent of a 2.5 GPA.

English language entry requirements

4 Semesters: TOEFL 60 (11 minimum subscores), IELTS 5.5 (5.0 minimum subscores), PTEA 44, Password overall level 6, IELA 162 (154 minimum subscores), or Duolingo 90.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(4 Semesters)

Sun 21 August 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Wed 11 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023


January 2023 start
(4 Semesters)

Wed 11 January 2023 - Wed 10 May 2023
Wed 17 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023


May 2023 start
(4 Semesters)

Wed 17 May 2023 - Fri 11 August 2023
Sun 20 August 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023


Degree program components

129 credit hour program
65 credit hours apply from Pathway
64 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

AMST 101

American Popular Culture

4 Credits

EAP 102

English for Academic Purposes I (Listening & Speaking)

4 Credits

EAP 101

English for Academic Purposes I (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry I

4 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

BIOL 160/160L

Diversity of Life

4 Credits

EAP 201

English for Academic Purposes II (Reading & Writing)

4 Credits

CHEM 160/160L

General Chemistry 2

4 Credits

DREW 110

Launch Workshop: Preparation for Career and Academic Success

1 Credits

EAP 202

Public Speaking

4 Credits

Semester 3

Course title

Credit hours

WRTG 101

College Writing for ESOL

4 Credits

BIOL 150 or NEUR 101

Ecology and Evolution or Intro to Neuroscience

4 Credits

BIOL 250

Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 Credits

CHEM 250 or BIOL 256

Organic Chemistry 1 or Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credits

Semester 4

Course title

Credit hours

Elective

College Elective

4 Credits

MATH 117

Introduction to Statistics

4 Credits

BIOL 252

Microbiology

4 Credits

CHEM 350 OR BIOL 258

Organic Chemistry II or Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-B.S.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Biology-B.A.

2.5 GPS

No grade below C-


Biology-B.S.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Chemistry-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Neuroscience-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-


Public Health-B.A.

2.5 GPA

No grade below C-