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Specialized Degree Programs

Penn offers programs that allow you to obtain degrees with coursework from at least two different schools within the University. You can apply to these programs when you submit your application for freshman admission. Some of the programs will require additional essays as part of the application for admission.

Coordinated Dual-Degree, Accelerated, and Specialized programs are highly selective, so you will be given the option to list a secondary choice of a single degree program if not offered admission to the specialized degree program. If you’re applying for Early Decision, you may choose to be considered as an Early Decision applicant for both the specialized degree and the single degree, or just for the specialized degree.

Select programs require you to apply as a freshman, while others will accept internal applications from current undergraduates, space permitting. Prospective students who apply for freshman admission and are interested in one of these programs are encouraged to apply as a freshman, as internal transfer opportunities into these programs are not guaranteed. Some programs are open to external transfer students, others are not. Please see below for details regarding each program’s policies. For current Penn students considering an internal transfer, please see your academic adviser for more information. 

 

Specialized Degree Programs

Students earn a BA in Biology from the College and Arts and Sciences and a DMD from the School of Dental Medicine. Students may only apply through the freshman application. Five additional short answer questions are required for the freshman application. No transfer students or internal applications will be accepted.

https://www.bio.upenn.edu/https%3A/%252Fwww.bio.upenn.edu/accelerated-dental-pr…

Students earn a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences in Linguistics, Mathematics, Philosophy, or Psychology and either a BSE or a BAS in computer science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers, space permitting. No additional essays are required for the freshman application. External transfer students are not eligible to apply.

http://www.seas.upenn.edu/undergraduate/degrees/dual-degrees.php

Students earn a BSE from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, taking computer graphics coursework within the Computer and Information Science Department. Students also take required coursework in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Design. Students may apply through the freshman application or may declare the DMD major after freshman year if already enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. No additional essays are required for the freshman application, but a portfolio is encouraged. External transfer students are eligible to apply.

http://cg.cis.upenn.edu/dmd_program.html

Students earn a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences in International Studies and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. Students may only apply through the freshman application. One additional essay is required for the freshman application. No transfer students or internal applications will be accepted.

http://huntsman.upenn.edu/

Students earn a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences in a life science major and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers, space permitting. One additional essay is required for the freshman application. External transfer students are not eligible to apply.

http://lsm.upenn.edu/

Students earn a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and either a BSE or BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers, space permitting. Two additional essays are required for the freshman application. External transfer students are not eligible to apply.

https://fisher.wharton.upenn.edu/

Students earn a BSE from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, taking required courses in Computer and Information Science and Electrical and Systems Engineering. Students also take required coursework in the College of Arts and Sciences in Mathematics, Economics, and Physics. Elective courses may be taken in the College of Arts and Sciences in humanities, natural science, and social science departments, and in the Wharton School in Statistics, Operations and Information Management, and Marketing. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers, space permitting. One additional essay is required for the freshman application. External transfer students are eligible to apply.

https://www.nets.upenn.edu/

Students earn a BS in Nursing from the School of Nursing and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers after their freshman year. One additional essay is required for the freshman application. External transfer students are not eligible to apply.

http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/nhcm/

Students earn a BA from the College of Arts and Sciences in Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, or Mathematics, and a BSE from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Students may apply through the freshman application or as internal transfers, space permitting. One additional essay is required for the freshman application. External transfer students are not eligible to apply.

http://www.viper.upenn.edu/