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Combined Degree Programs

What if the career path you want goes beyond your bachelor’s degree and requires graduate or professional education? Or, what if your interests involve pursuing two entirely different degrees at different colleges at Rochester? Through our combined degree programs, you’re granted a two-for-one deal: two simultaneous offers of admission from one application.

The selection process for each program is competitive with a thorough pre-screening review process. But it’s not all or nothing—if you’re not selected as a finalist, you can still have your application considered for general admission to the College.

There is no separate application supplement for any of the combined degree programs. To be considered for one of these programs, indicate the program to which you are applying on your Common Application or Coalition for College Application. Counselors will consider your entire application along with any additional supporting materials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.).

Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR)

Five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in engineering.

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL)

Five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in epidemiology and public health.

Guaranteed Rochester Accelerated Degree Education (GRADE)

Five-year BA/BS + MSEd program for students interested in becoming educators.

Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)

Eight-year BA/BS + MD program for outstanding undergraduates committed to pursuing a medical career.

Dual Degree at Eastman (DDE)

Combine your interest in music with a specific academic discipline offered at the College.

Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN)

Combine your interest in nursing with a specific academic discipline offered at the College.