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

Post-Baccalaureate Program in the Health Sciences

Director: Rena Bacon
School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS),
Building G, third floor, room G-321
Phone: (201) 684-7727, Internet:

The Post-Baccalaureate Program in the Health Sciences is designed for the college graduate who plans to apply to professional schools in the health professions, but who needs to take required science courses prior to beginning the application process.

We offer the following courses, which are required for most graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, and the other health science professions:
Fundamentals of Biology I and II.
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II.
Organic Chemistry I and II.
Fundamentals of Physics I and II.
Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
Cellular and Molecular Biology**.

* Required for physical therapy, physicians’ assistant, and chiropractic programs.
** EIectives recommended for medical school preparation.

Courses may be taken over two semesters and one summer or may be scheduled over several semesters.

Applicants must be college graduates with a G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited undergraduate institution. Three letters of recommendation (two from undergraduate faculty) must be submitted, along with official transcripts from all institutions attended. An interview may be required prior to acceptance. Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Program are admitted as "special students" in the School of Theoretical and Applied Science and are awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of the program. Full-time students are required to take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Students also have the option to enroll in the program on a part-time basis. Ramapo can offer this flexibility because the required courses are offered in the evenings, as well as during the day.

Assistance with the professional school application process is available. Students in the program must take a minimum of 24 science course credits at Ramapo College and earn no lower than a "B" in a required course to be eligible for pre-professional committee support.

Pre-Med/Pre-Health Science Professionals Club:
There is an active Pre-Med/ Pre-Health Science Club on campus. Students in the program are encouraged to actively participate in all club activities. Guest speakers representing local medical, dental, and other professional schools discuss the requirements of the schools and other professional concerns. The club also serves as a means for students to interact and discuss items of common interest.

Internship Program:
An optional health services internship program at Hackensack Medical Center is offered during the four-week Winter Session in January.

Application Deadlines:
The deadline for application for admission to the program starting in the summer is February 15. The fall admission deadline is May 15.

On-Campus Housing:
A limited number of on-campus residence hall rooms and apartments may be available for students in the post-baccalaureate program.

This program meets the requirements for application to medical, dental, osteopathy, podiatry, veterinary, chiropractic, and physical therapy schools.
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