Susquehanna has established cooperative programs with several universities to expand opportunities for Susquehanna students. These programs allow interested students to pursue a special combination of liberal arts and professional studies. Cooperative candidates typically study in Susquehanna's liberal arts programs for two to three years. They then transfer to a more specialized university to earn a professional degree.
Allied Health Joint Programs with Thomas Jefferson University. Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, bioscience technologies (biotechnology, cytotechnology or medical technology) or radiologic sciences by completing two years at Susquehanna followed by two years at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Students may also earn a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree in occupational therapy with two years of studies at Susquehanna followed by three years at Thomas Jefferson University. For information, contact Associate Professor of Biology Thomas Peeler.
Dentistry. Students complete three years of predental preparation at Susquehanna University and, if accepted, continue their education at Temple University School of Dentistry for four more years. At the end of the fourth year, students earn their bachelor's degree from Susquehanna University, and at the end of the seventh year, a dental degree from Temple University. For information, contact Associate Professor of Biology Jan Reichard-Brown.
Engineering Joint Program with Columbia University. Students study for three years at Susquehanna University and take courses for a major program (in computer science, mathematics or physics), pre-engineering foundation courses prescribed by Columbia University, and our Central Curriculum requirements. After completing coursework at Susquehanna, approved candidates will apply to and enroll at Columbia for two additional years.
Students enrolling at Susquehanna in fall 2019 and later, who also meet 3+2 program requirements, will be eligible for priority admission to Columbia.
In order to be eligible for admission to the 3+2 program, an overall GPA of 3.50 or higher, as calculated by Columbia, and a minimum grade for each prerequisite pre-engineering course of a B (3.0) or better on the first attempt are required while studying at Susquehanna.
Upon earning their engineering degrees from Columbia, graduates also will receive their bachelor's degrees from Susquehanna in their respective major of computer science, mathematics or physics.
ROTC. The Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps program prepares college graduates for entry-level positions within the United States Army. Many graduates serve for extended periods on active duty with the regular Army; others pursue civilian careers while serving part time in the Army Reserve or the National Guard. ROTC students are eligible for an academic stipend and scholarship assistance. Susquehanna participates in the ROTC program based at Bucknell University. Further information is available by contacting the Department of Military Science at Bucknell University at 570-577-1013.