Postbaccalaureate Program

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Note: We have other programs available for part-time study and for students with some science background. Schedule an advising appointment with our program manager to learn more.

Change Careers with the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Health Program at CSUF

Regardless of your academic background, Cal State Fullerton’s Pre-Health Professions Postbaccalaureate Program helps you become a competitive professional health care school applicant.

Our Career Changer Program is designed for students who have no science background. You can choose between a full-time or part-time schedule.

If you have completed at least one year of general biology and one year of general chemistry, the full-time Academic Finisher Program allows you to complete your remaining professional school requirements in one year.

Visit our Schedule page to learn more about the differences between programs.

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Applications for Fall 2024 are now open.

Learn more about applying on our apply page. 


See What Our Pre-Health Program Alumni Are Doing!

CSUF Pre-health post bacc student Manpreet Luthra

“I am very proud to have been a student at CSUF. They allowed me to flourish in ways I never thought possible.”

- Manpreet Luthra

Manpreet’s story

Pre-health post bacc dental alum Chanel Labasan

"I was also drawn to the fact that the program is cohort-based, as I wanted to be among like-minded individuals that could provide a built-in support system."

- Chanel Labasan

Chanel’s storyAlumni Stories

CSUF's Pre-Health Program At a Glance:

MD LinkagesArea of study: Advanced chemistry, biology and physics courses; admissions test and application preparation.

MD LinkagesIdeal for: Students with bachelor’s degrees in non-science fields who want to become competitive applicants for medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, PA and pharmacy professional school programs.

MD LinkagesProgram format: On campus (full- or part-time)

MD LinkagesNumber of courses: 12 (minimum of 43 units approved course work)

MD LinkagesProgram length: 2 years (full-time student); 3 years (part-time student)

MD LinkagesCost: $500 per unit (fees are subject to change at any time)

What’s your next step?

Learn more about our programs at an advising appointment or by joining the pre-health contact list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates. Standard text messaging rates apply.


What's your next step

Let’s talk! Book an advising appointment with Program Manager Brandy Schaal.