(Pre-Med and Pre-Health Programs)
Joint Degree Programs
Pre-Med Frequently Asked Questions
The Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional Studies Programs at Ramapo College are not academic majors, but support structures created to maximize students capacities 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, Professor of Biology, (201) 684-7727 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Note: Program Information Subject to Change)
Among Ramapo College's numerous articulation agreements with area professional and graduate schools are several in the health professions field.
Students accepted into our articulated programs must complete all prerequisites, the Ramapo College General Education requirements, and the Biology major before they are eligible to proceed to complete their education at our partner programs. Upon the successful completion of their first year of studies in the post graduate school, students can file for graduation to receive their Ramapo College Bachelor of Science degree. At the completion of their course of studies in the graduate program, students are awarded their professional or other post graduate degree.
Articulated programs, unlike joint programs, require students to apply separately to the participating school and to meet all conditions for admission before acceptance. This is normally done after the sophomore year. Please consult the catalog of the partner institution for admissions requirements.
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (MS) – PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Eligible students must apply to UMDNJ for admission to the Physician Assistant program no later than June 1 of their sophomore year. Acceptance in the program in contingent on the student maintaining the required GPA and successful completion of coursework before the end of the junior year.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT INTO MS PROGRAM
Articulation of BS degree in Bioinformatics with
MS degree in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP
This articulated program allows selected Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) BS Bioinformatics students to complete MS degree in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP (School of Health Related Professions) at an accelerated pace. This process will significantly reduce the normal time required to complete an MS degree in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP.
Qualified students enrolled in the Bioinformatics major at Ramapo College can take graduate courses (up to 9 credits) in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP, which could be used towards the required electives for the BS in Bioinformatics degree at Ramapo College. These Biomedical Informatics courses can be used towards the course requirements for the MS degree in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP upon successful admission into that program. In addition, selected Ramapo College Bioinformatics curriculum courses (equivalent up to 6 UMDNJ-SHRP credits) can be used towards the course requirements for the MS degree in Biomedical Informatics at UMDNJ-SHRP.
Refer to the Convener of Bioinformatics (http://bioinformatics.ramapo.edu/) for more details of this articulation program and the lists of courses at UMDNJ-SHRP AND RCNJ that double count.
CLINICAL DOCTORATE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY (DPT)
Students are accepted into the "track" of this 3+3 program upon admission to Ramapo College. Students complete 3 years of undergraduate education at Ramapo College and then may continue in the DPT program at UMDNJ-SHRP provided that they have completed all Ramapo College and program requirements and prerequisites, and have successfully applied to the UMDNJ-SHRP-DPT program no later than October 1 of the student's junior year. Please see the catalog of the partner institution for admission detail
CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR (DC)
New York Chiropractic College
Students may apply for admission to the Chiropractic College program during their junior year. The chiropractic curriculum at NYCC is a ten trimester program of approximately 3 years and 4 months duration.
New York University of College Dentistry
Students can apply directly to NYU College of Dentistry, after having met all requirements for admission, in their junior year. After successfully completing their first year at NYU, students receive their Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo. Upon completion of the remainder of the program at NYU, students receive a DDS from NYU College of Dentistry.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Dental School
Students can apply directly to UMDNJ-NJDS in their junior year, after having met all requirements for admission. Please see the catalog of the partner school for more specific requirements.
Upon successfully completing the 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 DMD from UMDNJ Dental School.
UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM)
Graduates from Ramapo College are eligible to apply 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.
SUNY State College of Optometry.
Students applying for this program may be interviewed before starting college and are granted provisional admission to SUNY-Optometry contingent on completing all requirements for graduation and meeting admission standards.
Upon successful completion of the first year of Optometry school, students receive their Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College. Upon completion of the remainder of the program at SUNY-Optometry, students receive their OD degree from SUNY.
PODIATRIC MEDICINE (DPM)
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Application to this program can be made in the student's junior year. Upon successful completion of the first year at NYCPM, students are eligible to receive their Bachelor of Science degree from Ramapo College. Upon completion of the remainder of the program at NYCPM students receive their DPM degree.
For additional information and specific requirements for admission to these programs, contact Dr. Rena Bacon, School of Theoretical and Applied Science, Ramapo College of New Jersey, at 201-684-7727 (email@example.com)
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