Located in the Watts-Willowbrook section of South Los Angeles, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science was established in 1966 in response to the lack of medical facilities in Watts-Willowbrook. Through groundbreaking medical education and research, the University conducts both patient care and training of physicians and allied health professionals.
The University’s 11-acre campus includes a day care facility, elementary and high school, biomedical library, administration, educational and research facilities and housing for students.
Undergraduate bachelor and associate degrees are conferred in Alcohol & Drug Studies (AS), Biomedical Sciences (BS), Pre-Healing Arts/Pre-Med (BS), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BS), Health Information Technology (AS), Nuclear Medicine Technology (BS), Pharmacy Technology (AS), Physician Assistant (BS), and Radiologic Technology (AS).
Certificates are given in the fields of Substance Abuse Counseling, Clinical Coding Specialist, Pre-Medicine (Certificate), Physician Assistant (Certificate), Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Certificate), Nuclear Medicine Technology (Certificate), and Phlebotomy.
Graduate and Professional Programs include: DREW/UCLA Medical Program (MD), Urban Public Health (MPH), Clinical Research (MS), and Nursing (MSN)
With an enrollment of about 350 students and 264 faculty members, student to FTE faculty ratio at CDU is 5:1.
Cost of Attendance for 2009-2010: AS Degree Programs – $375 a unit; Professional Certificate Programs – Lower Division – $375 a unit and Upper Division – $468 a unit; BS degree Programs – $468 a unit; and Graduate Degree Programs – $750 a unit. Tuition cost for undergraduate and graduate non-resident students is the same as that of in-state students.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.