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Catalog 2004-2005
Special Programs

Air Force Reserve Officer Training
Pre-Law Program
Pre-Med Program
Teacher Education Program

Air Force Reserve Officer Training

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Ramapo College of New Jersey maintain a cross-town agreement for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). Qualified Ramapo students may complete their degree at Ramapo College while taking AFROTC courses at NJIT. Please visit the NJIT AFROTC Web Site for more information.


Pre-Law Program

Since its inception in 1971, Ramapo College has actively supported the professional law aspirations of its students through a variety of academic programs, career counseling, law school advisement, and student support services, such as clubs and law school fairs.

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Pre-Med 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:
  • The School of Theoretical and Applied Science (TAS), (201) 684-7734 or
  • Dr. Rena Bacon, Associate Professor of Biology, (201) 684-7727 e-mail:
Most professional schools require the following science and math courses for admission to their programs:
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.

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Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey is offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services which is fully certified by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Ramapo program is approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education under the standards established by the National Association of State Director of Teacher Education and Certification. Teacher preparation candidates are prepared to become student oriented teachers who design high quality learning activities to meet a broad spectrum of learning styles and learning needs.

Ramapo College is located ideally for access to field experience opportunities. Many outstanding urban, suburban, and rural school districts are within a reasonable distance from the college and are most generous in their efforts to support high standards in teacher preparation.

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