CSUSM’s intensive pre-health professions post-baccalaureate provides you with the science and math courses needed to change careers and enter various health professions programs. It prepares students who have completed a non-life-science degree in areas such as anthropology or English to gain the knowledge required to become competitive applicants to health professions schools such as dental, medical or veterinary. The career-changer program track can be completed in two years over five semesters and comprises 13 biology, chemistry, math and physics courses, including eight labs.
Fall Semester 1
|Spring Semester 1||11||$5,489|
|Summer Semester 1||5||$2,495|
|Fall Semester 2||12||$5,988|
|Spring Semester 2||11||$5,489|
*Unit rate for this program is $499
**University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.
View course descriptions and specific program requirements on the Pre-Health Professions Catalog Page.
Please note: This program has a set schedule of courses that you are expected to follow as part of your cohort.
If you are admitted to the Pre-Health Professions Certificate program you are expected to complete all scheduled courses. If you are admitted or have applied and believe you have completed equivalent coursework previously and do not wish to repeat specific courses within the program, you may submit the Course Equivalency Review request form.
Fall Semester 1
BIOL 210 and 210L (4)
CHEM 150 and 150L (5)
MATH 132 (3)
|Spring Semester 1||
BIOL 211 and 211L (4)
CHEM 160 and 175 (4)
MATH 242 (3)
|Summer Semester 1||CHEM 201 and 201L (5)|
|Fall Semester 2||
CHEM 341 (3)
CHEM 202 and 202L (5)
PHYS 101 and 101L (4)
|Spring Semester 2||
BIOL 160 and 160L (4)
BIOL 321 (3)
PHYS 102 and 102L (4)
Schedule is subject to change.
If you are not a member of the pre-health professions cohort, but wish to enroll in select pre-health courses, you can register for the courses listed below. Additional sections of classes may be offered based on student demand. Course offerings will vary each semester depending on space availability.
This option is for:
|Fall 2021 Non-Cohort Courses||Block||Registration|
|PHYS 101/L||Full block||PHYS 101/L Registration|
|CHEM 202||Full block||CHEM 202 Registration|
|CHEM 202L||Full block||CHEM 202L Registration|
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No. The Pre-Health Professions program does not require the GRE.
If you took classes at or graduated from CSUSM, we will be able to pull up your CSUSM grades on our system once your program application is received.
If you attended any colleges or universities prior to attending CSUSM, transcript copies may be in our system but please email your advisor to verify this before omitting your official transcript requirement.
However, if you graduated from CSUSM and later attended courses at other colleges or universities, you need to send in official transcripts from these institutions.
The Pre-Health Professions program does not accept international students.
This program is financial aid eligible through unsubsidized federal loans for the first year only. Please keep this in mind as you think about financing the program over the two-year period. If you plan to finance your first year using financial aid, you may submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application prior to being admitted into the program.
Please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships office website at https://www.csusm.edu/finaid/ or call 760-750-4850 with any questions.
At nearly every university, the mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology courses are heavily impacted, but the cohort structure of this program alleviates this problem by offering guaranteed classes
Cohorts begin each fall semester with classes held weekday evenings to accommodate your busy schedule
The first year of this program is eligible for financial aid through unsubsidized federal loans and outside sources
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