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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 21, 2003

(Mahwah) – A joint offering by Ramapo College of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) will combine undergraduate study in biology with graduate education in a physician assistant program. Students completing the program will receive a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Ramapo College and a Master of Science in Physician Assistance conferred by UMDNJ.

The program will include three years (full-time) undergraduate education at Ramapo College followed by three years (full-time) professional education at UMDNJ. To be considered for the program students must make a separate application by June 1 of their sophomore year. Students must have an overall Ramapo College grade point average of 3.0 and must meet coursework requirements in order to be accepted into the program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Rena Bacon, professor of biology and advisor to the Pre-Med Club, at (201) 684-7727.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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