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Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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Program Information

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The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 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 the foundational prerequisites required of health profession schools including medical and dental school. The curriculum is paired with support programming from the Office of Pre-Health, discounted admission exam preparation course options, and application support including a University Committee Letter. The program is tailored to each individual student based on their health-related professional goals.

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 admissions test and the future health professional curriculum. Available targeted health profession routes include but are not limited to medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, and physical therapy.

For students seeking Grade Enhancer programs, we encourage you to explore the Rowan Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ programs: graduate certificate or Master’s in Biomedical Studies.

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The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program 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
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 16 S.H.
CHEM 06100 Chemistry I Lecture 4
CHEM L6100 Chemistry I Lab 0
CHEM 06101 Chemistry II Lecture 4
CHEM L6101 Chemistry II Lab 0
MCB 01101 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences I Lecture 4
MCB L1101 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences I Lab 0
MCB 01102 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences II Lecture 4
MCB L1102 Foundations in Biology for Biomedical Sciences II Lab 0
EElective Courses: 16 S.H.
PHYS 00210 Physics I Lecture 4
PHYS L0210 Physics I Lab 0
PHYS 00211 Physics II Lecture 4
PHYS L0211 Physics II Lab 0
CHEM 07200 Organic Chemistry I Lecture 4
CHEM L7200 Organic Chemistry I Lab 0
CHEM 07201 Organic Chemistry II Lecture 4
CHEM L7201 Organic Chemistry II Lab 0
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 01108 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

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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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 will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $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)
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
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