About the Program
The Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional Studies Programs
at Ramapo College are not academic majors, but support structures
created to maximize students ability to secure admission
to medical, dental, and other health-related graduate schools.
They offer an excellent opportunity for students to prepare
for entry into the health professions. For advisement, students
planning to pursue a career in the health sciences should contact:
professional schools require the following science and math
courses for admission to their programs:
School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS), (201) 684-7734
Rena Bacon, Associate Professor of Biology, (201) 684-7727
Fundamentals of Biology I and II - 8 cr.
Fundamentals of Chemistry I and II - 8 cr.
Organic Chemistry I and II - 8 cr.
Fundamental of Physics I and II - 8 cr.
Calculus I - 4 cr.
Additional recommended courses are:
Genetics - 4 cr.
Cell and Molecular Biology - 4 cr.
Anatomy and Physiology I and II - 8 cr.
The courses listed above make up a substantial part of the Biology
and Chemistry majors although students who plan professional
health careers are free to major in any area. The General Education
graduation requirements at Ramapo College are such that they
provide both science and non-science majors the kind of broad
base of knowledge sought by professional schools. Since the
standardized entry exams, e.g., MCAT, DAT, etc., are usually
taken either in the spring or late summer of the Junior year,
students are advised to complete these courses before their
Senior year to be adequately prepared for these exams.