The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate is designed for individuals who are interested in a career in the health professions but have little or no background in science. The coursework focuses on medical and dental school prerequisites, the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), and the application process, but also can be tailored to other health-related professional schools. Students who complete the program will receive a Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre-Health Studies from Rowan University and may be eligible to continue their education at the Rowan Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Rowan GSBS) to receive a Certificate in Biomedical Sciences and/or a Master’s Degree. Upon completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Pre- Health Studies, students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific foundations, including fundamentals of chemistry, biology, and physics, needed to succeed on the MCAT exam and in medical school or other health- related professional programs. Available targeted health profession routes include medical, dental, and physical therapy.
The Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate is a full-time program offered in face-to-face format. It requires the completion of 32 undergraduate semester hours. The program consists of 4 required courses (those required by all known health professions programs) and required elective courses. The number of elective courses varies and depends on the targeted health profession (in consultation with the program director/health professions advisor).
The following courses make up the Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate program.
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
One letter of recommendation
Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (On a 4.0 scale)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the Pre-Health Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2019/2020 and is subject to change. Additional fees may be required for select programs.