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Academic Partnerships

Students who desire the benefit of an undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences prior to pursuing a more technical or specialized degree and career are able to take advantage of several dual degree programs and academic partnerships that Rhodes has with other universities.

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Applicants to this program are offered two options; each results in an undergraduate engineering degree, but the latter adds an engineering master’s degree.

In the first option, students spend three or four years at Rhodes and two years at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University (WashU). In the dual bachelor's degree program, the student receives two degrees, a Bachelor of Science (or Bachelor of Arts) from Rhodes and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from WashU, after completing a 3-2 or 4-2 plan (three or four years at Rhodes followed by two years at WashU).

Students who opt for a 3-3 plan (three years at Rhodes and three years at WashU) will receive a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes and both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in engineering from WashU. Rhodes students accepted into the 3-3 program will receive tuition discounts at WashU that start at 50%. Program Requirements

Contact: Dr. Ann Viano., 901-843-3912

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In this program, students receive two degrees after five years of study: a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes and a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Christian Brothers University (CBU). Students attend Rhodes for three years, majoring in physics, chemistry, or biochemistry/molecular biology, and then study a related engineering field for two years at CBU. Program Requirements

Contact: Dr. Ann Viano, 901-843-3912

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This program serves students who are interested in completing a Bachelor’s degree with a major in physics from Rhodes and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis. Students who participate in this program receive both degrees after five years. The typical student in this program takes three years of coursework at Rhodes, followed by two years of coursework and research at the University of Memphis. All students become eligible for graduate assistantships after the completion of their undergraduate coursework. The typical graduate assistantship includes a full tuition-and-fees scholarship and a monthly salary.

Contact: Dr. Ann Viano, 901-843-3912

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This accelerated program serves students who are interested in completing a master’s degree in biomedical engineering (BME) and ideally are advanced in math and science at the start of their Rhodes career. Students attend Rhodes for three years, majoring in chemistry or physics, and then study biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis for two years. Upon completion, students receive a Bachelor of Science from Rhodes and a Master of Science in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering. Program Requirements

Contact: Dr. Ann Viano, 901-843-3912

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This program is designed for students who have proven themselves academically and shown motivation to pursue a career in medicine in their first two years at Rhodes.

Acceptance to this program would allow a sophomore to receive an assurance of later admission to George Washington Medical School based on his/her record from high school and the first two years at Rhodes. If accepted, and if they graduate from Rhodes with continued progress, accepted students will have the freedom to plan and develop their liberal arts studies in a more open way while preparing for medical school. Accepted students will not be required to take the MCAT, which allows their senior year for completion of medical school prerequisites and removes MCAT preparation and stress. This freedom can more easily facilitate foreign study, research, or service projects. Requirements for Application

Contact: Ms. Jessica Kelso, 901-843-3081

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The Rhodes-Vanderbilt Liberal Arts-Nursing Four-Two Program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree at Rhodes and a master’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt. A prospective nursing student completes all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Rhodes, and at the same time fulfills prerequisites for admission into the graduate program of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. In the senior year at Rhodes, a student applies for admission to the Vanderbilt School of Nursing for study in one of the nursing specialty areas that it offers.

Contact: Ms. Jessica Kelso, 901-843-3081

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Rhodes students are eligible for guaranteed admission to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing to pursue training as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner. Students also have the option of completing a PhD in nursing. This guaranteed admission pathway includes an accelerated 12 month BSN followed by training for certification and licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner or one of several other advanced nursing specialties.

Contact: Ms. Jessica Kelso, 901-843-3081

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Rhodes students are eligible to apply for a Five-Year Cooperative Degree Program offered by Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). The program allows undergraduates with a demonstrated commitment to Latin American Studies the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies in five years.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Pettinaroli, 901-843-3828