Cooperative Programs

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, Washington University in St. Louis and Case Western Reserve University. Students spend three years at Susquehanna, taking a meticulously structured program of Susquehanna distributional requirements, courses for a major program in physics, mathematics or computer science, and pre-engineering foundation courses prescribed by the specific joint university.

For Columbia University, students must earn a minimum grade of B on the first attempt in each prerequisite course specified by Columbia in order to have priority approval for entrance to Columbia for the 3/2 program. An overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.50 or higher, as calculated by Columbia, is required. Additionally, the minimum grade for each pre-engineering science or math course must be a B (3.0) or better on the first attempt.

For Washington University in St. Louis, students must earn an overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.3 or higher, as calculated by Washington.

For Case Western University, students must earn an overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.0 or higher, as calculated by Case Western.

Approved candidates enroll at the joint university for two years, earning both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics or computer science from Susquehanna and an engineering degree from the joint university. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Physics Samya Zain.

Joint Degree programs are:
Physics 3-2 Pre-Engineering (Bachelor of Science),
Mathematics 3-2 Pre-Engineering (Bachelor of Arts), and
Computer Science 3-2 Pre-Engineering (Bachelor of Science).

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.