Pre-HealthPostbaccalaureate Program


Admission requirements

Like any professional school, admission to our program is competitive and will be based on a number of factors, including your undergraduate GPA, grades in the required prerequisites and letters of recommendation. All applicants, however, must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a non-science-based discipline from an accredited institution. Exceptions are considered for science majors if it has been at least five years since your graduation.
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted.
  • Good standing at the last college attended.
  • Proof of introductory chemistry proficiency (equivalent to CSUF’s CHEM 115). You can complete this requirement in one of three ways:
    • Introductory chemistry course
    • Chemistry placement exam
    • AP credit
  • Completion of a pre-calculus or calculus course (equivalent to CSUF's MATH 125 or MATH 130) with a minimum grade of B (must be completed by June 12, 2017).

Clinical volunteer work and/or shadowing in a healthcare setting is highly recommended. If you are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged, you should indicate this on your application.

Pre-health student Quianna Lium

"Working at a local clinic, getting involved with the American Medical Student Association and traveling to Kenya to volunteer at a hospital were are all important experiences I had during the certificate program, which gave me insight about the health care field. The Health Professions Advising office does a great job in making sure pre-med students extend beyond just the academics."

- Quianna Lium, Western University of Health Sciences

Quianna’s story Alumni Stories

What’s your next step?

Get started on the online application by learning about our application process or by joining the pre-health email list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates.



Learn more about the application process, review admissions requirements and start your application online.


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