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About Us - Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS)

The mission of the Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) is to “Train Tomorrow’s Scientific Leaders Today” by providing the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education and research training in the life sciences, in order to prepare our students and fellows to make significant contributions to the progress of life science through careers including academia, industry, and government. To achieve this goal, our academic programs span both the Jefferson-East Falls Campus, home of our Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and the Jefferson-Center City Campus, home of our Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. JCLS and its faculty offering courses and programs across a wide field of basic and translational sciences, leading to the BS degree, PhD degree, the MS degree and graduate certificate programs. In addition, JCLS offers a Postbaccalaureate Pre-Professional Program for candidates interested in completing their prerequisite course work for medical and professional schools. The College also coordinates postdoctoral training programs across the campus. Additionally, JCLS, in conjunction with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, offers a combined MD/PhD program.