In partnership with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Pennsylvania, the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s in Bioengineering allows La Salle students to work towards a master’s degree in Bioengineering while they are undergraduates. This means, there will be no additional cost to you beyond your normal La Salle tuition while enrolled at La Salle.
Junior students at La Salle who are majoring in natural and physical science and math programs are eligible for admission into the University of Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Master’s in Bioengineering program and may enroll in courses at Penn that meet criteria for undergraduate and graduate programs at La Salle and Penn, respectively.
To prepare to enter the accelerated program, freshmen and sophomore students may chose a four-course concentration in BioDesign, an emerging, integrated discipline drawing on design thinking, biology, engineering, and entrepreneurship to develop products and technologies that address unmet healthcare needs.
To apply to the program, students must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.0, as well as a minimum 3.0 GPA in all math, science, and engineering courses.
In order to complete the master’s program at Penn, students must graduate and receive their bachelor’s degree from La Salle University at the end of their fourth year, and complete 10 credits beyond their undergraduate coursework:
Three courses will serve as bridge courses and will count towards an undergraduate degree La Salle and the graduate degree at Penn and are taken at no additional charge above the regular La Salle tuition price.
A Master’s Degree in Bioengineering opens the door to careers in which graduates: