The Newark College of Arts and Sciences' 7-Year (BA/MD) joint degree program is designed for high school seniors interested in pursuing a medical degree upon completion of their bachelor's degree. The program offers guaranteed admission to medical school provided you maintain certain minimum progress requirements. The BA/MD program is offered jointly between the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University. For students interested in developing a comprehensive bio medical science background. Academic options in the BA/MD program: Students often major in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, or Psychology, but may select from a wide variety of options in this program.
Minimum Qualifications for Newark's 7-Year (BA/MD):
- Achieve a minimum 1400 on the SAT-I (Critical Reading and Math combined) in one test administration. Note: Only test scores through October will be considered for the BA/MD program. -If you plan to take the SAT after October, you should still have your scores sent to Rutgers for scholarship consideration; however, scores from tests later than October will not be factored into the BA/MD review process.
- Achieve an ACT composite score of 32 and above will be accepted in lieu of SAT scores. If you choose to submit the ACT instead of the SAT, you must have completed the optional Writing Section of the ACT test. ACT scores submitted without a Writing Score will not be considered. NOTE: Only test scores through October will be considered for the BA/MD program. If you plan to take the ACT after October, you should still have your scores sent to Rutgers for scholarship consideration; however, scores from tests later than October will not be factored into the BA/MD review process. If you have taken both the SAT and the ACT, please submit all sets of scores.
- Be ranked in the top 10% of your high school graduating class
- Be enrolled in your senior year of high school at the time of application