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Catalog 2004-2005
Pre-Med Program


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Internship Program
Articulation Agreements
Joint Degree Programs
B.S./Doctor of Chiropractic
Post-Baccalaureate Program in the Health Sciences
Gerontology Certificate Program
Advisors:

Robert J. Christopher (AIS)
Mark S. Howenstein (AIS)
Linda Mercurio (SSHS)
Alisa Smith (SSHS)



Articulation Agreements

Among Ramapo College's numerous articulation agreements with area institutions of higher learning there are several in the health professions field. Requirements to be considered for regular or direct admission to these institution are:

Dentistry
New York University College of Dentistry
a) Have completed 90 credits (including all pre-professional required courses) by the end of the Junior year.
b) Have a minimum 3.2 Grade Point Average.
c) Have no final grade of D or F in the courses listed above.
d) Have passed the DAT.
e) Have been recommended by the Health Science Advisory Committee.

With these conditions fulfilled. students can enter directly into N.Y.U. College of Dentistry. After successfully completing their first year at N.Y.U., students receive their Bachelor of Science Degree from Ramapo. Upon completion of the remainder of the program at N.Y.U., students receive a D.D.S. from N.Y.U. College of Dentistry.

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School
a) Have completed 100 credits (including all pre-professional required courses) by the end of the Junior year.
b) Have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average.
c) Have no final grade of D or F in the courses listed above.
d) Have passed the DAT.
e) Have been recommended by the Health Science Advisory Committee.

With these conditions fulfilled, students can enter directly into UMDNJ Dental School. After successfully completing their first year at UMDNJ School of Dentistry, students receive their Bachelor of Science Degree from Ramapo.

Upon completion of the remainder of the program at UMDNJ, students receive a D.M.D. from UMDNJ Dental School.

Medicine
UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM)
a) Have graduated from Ramapo College with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average.
b) Have no final grade of D or F in the courses listed above.
c) Have passed the MCAT with a median score of 7 or better.
d) Have been recommended by the Health Science Advisory Committee.

With these conditions fulfilled, students are eligible for regular admission to the UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, New Jersey. Students may be eligible for early admission into the SOM after completing their Junior year and successful early completion of the MCATs.

B.S/Doctor of Optometry Degrees
An articulated program between SUNY State College of Optometry and Ramapo College of New Jersey leading to the completion of the baccalaureate degree and the doctor of optometry degree (O.D.).

Qualified students have the opportunity to complete a B.S. and the doctor of optometry in just seven years, one year less than normal. Students accepted to the program are admitted to a designated, prescribed major at Ramapo College and simultaneously admitted to candidacy to the SUNY College of Optometry professional program of study.

Participating students will enroll at Ramapo College for coursework leading to the B.S. degree. During the first three years, students will complete all prerequisite coursework for entrance into SUNY College of Optometry as well as additional coursework required by the General Education program and the individual student’s course of study in a major. This will allow them to fulfill the baccalaureate degree requirements upon successful completion of their first year of professional study at SUNY College of Optometry.

For information and specific requirements for admission to this program, contact Dr. Rena Bacon, School of Theoretical And Applied Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey, at 201-684-7727 (rbacon@ramapo.edu).
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