Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate is designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the health professions but have little or no background in science. The coursework focuses on medical and dental school prerequisites, the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), and the application process, but also can be tailored to other health-related professional schools. Students who complete the program will receive a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies from Rowan University and may be eligible to continue their education at the Rowan Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Rowan GSBS) to receive a Certificate in Biomedical Sciences and/or a Master's Degree. Upon completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre- Health Studies, students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific foundations, including fundamentals of chemistry, biology, and physics, needed to succeed on the MCAT exam and in medical school or other health- related professional programs. Available targeted health profession routes include medical, dental, and physical therapy.



The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate is a full-time program offered in face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 32 undergraduate semester hours. The program consists of 4 required courses (those required by all known health professions programs) and required elective courses. The number of elective courses varies and depends on the targeted health profession (in consultation with the program director/health professions advisor).


The following courses make up the Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate program.

  • 8-9 Courses / 32 Semester Hours
    • Required Courses: 16 semester hours (s.h.)
    • Elective Courses: 16 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Required Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
CHEM 06100 Chemistry I (Lecture And Lab) 4
CHEM 06101 Chemistry II (Lecture And Lab) 4
BIOL 01205 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences I 4
BIOL 01206 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences II 4
Elective Courses
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
PHYS 00210 Physics I 4
PHYS 00211 Physics II 4
CHEM 07200 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture And Lab) 4
CHEM 07201 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture And Lab) 4
BIOL 10210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 10212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 14440 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
CHEM 07348 Biochemistry (Lecture & Lab) 4
BIOL 11330 Microbiology 4
BIOL 22335 Advanced Genetics 4
BIOL 22410 Concepts in Human Genetics 4
BIOL 22450 Molecular Genetics 4
STAT 02260 Statistics I 3
STAT 02280 Biometry 4
PSY 01107 Essentials of Psychology 3
MATH 01122 Precalculus Mathematics 4
MATH 01130 Calculus I 4
MATH 01131 Calculus II 4
SOC 08120 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 32

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • One letter of recommendation

  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (On a 4.0 scale)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer May 18 April 1