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 Post Baccalaureate 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.
McCarthy Award Winner Off to Dental School
Congratulations to Pre-Health Postbaccalaureate student Matthew Cosaert on receiving the 2021 Miles D. McCarthy Health Professionals Award! Matthew heads to Loma Linda University School of Dentistry this fall. Upon completing dental school he will serve in the U.S. Navy as part of the Health Professionals Scholarship program before returning to service his local community with dental care.
“I am very proud to have been a student at CSUF. They allowed me to flourish in ways I never thought possible.”
- Manpreet LuthraManpreet’s story
CSUF's Pre-Health Program At a Glance:
Area of study: Advanced chemistry, biology and physics courses; admissions test and application preparation.
Ideal 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.
Program format: On campus (full- or part-time)
Number of courses: 12 (minimum of 43 units approved course work)
Program length: 2 years (full-time student); 3 years (part-time student)
Cost: $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 email list. By joining the list you will also receive program and application updates.
Let’s talk! Book an advising appointment with Program Manager Brandy Schaal.