Dual Degree – Health Professions

Stockton graduates have been accepted to some of the finest medical , dental, veterinary and other graduate professional schools in the country. The list of such schools includes Stanford, Georgetown, Case-Western Reserve, Tufts, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, New York University, and all of the schools within the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the largest single percentage of applicants to medical schools have majored in biology, with the next most common major being chemistry.  Stockton graduates have generally reported that the University prepared them well enough to compete with students form any college or university in the country.


About the Program

Program Features

  • Students are expected to have a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics regardless of their choice of major.
  • It is possible to major in music, history, philosophy or other disciplines and gain admission to a professional school.  
  • Provides an opportunity for the in-depth pursuit of non-science subjects of interest.
  • Provides an opportunity for developing a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences background. 

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Elizabeth Pollock
Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC-215 | 609-626-3573 
Elizabeth.Pollock@stockton.edu 

Additional Application Requirements

Dual Degree Pharmacy and Accelerated Health Professions applicants must also complete both the Stockton Application for admissions (Apply button above) as well as the Speciality Application. Be aware that completed Pharmacy and Pre-Medicine applications for Fall semester must be postmarked by November 15. 

 

Get Involved

The Pre-Health Professions offers a number of opportunities for students to get involved in various areas of interest outside of the classroom. 

Articulation Agreement Requirements

High school seniors application process (or Stockton University students with less 32 credits or less)

Application to the dual degree program must be postmarked by November 15.

  • SAT scores should be at least 1310 combined - 670 each in Evidence Based Reading and Writing section and at least 640 in the Mathematics section—from one testing (scores from different tests cannot be combined) or ACT equivalent Math score of 27 or greater, and English + Reading score of 58 or greater.
  • Interviews at Stockton University and Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

If accepted to the dual degree program,

  • Must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA at Stockton University with a grade of B or better in all prerequisite courses. A grade of B- is not acceptable. This is for all three years at Stockton University.
  • MCAT required prior to entering Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • MCAT score at or about the 70 percentile level will most likely be expected to transition to the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • BS in Biology from Stockton University awarded after successful completion of the first year at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Only open to high school seniors

Application to the dual degree program must be postmarked by November 15.

  • Minimum 1300 SAT (verbal and math) from one testing (scores cannot be combined).
    • Mathematics sub-score should be at least ≥650
  • Top 10% of graduating high school class
  • Must have completed 4-years of Engligh/3-years of Science/3-years of Mathematics prior to being enrolled at Stockton University
  • Interviews at Stockton University and EMSP
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at Stockton University with a grade of B or better in all prerequisite courses. A grade of B- is not acceptable
  • BS in Biology from Stockton University awarded after successful completion of the first year at EMSP

Curriculum

Students are expected to have a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics regardless of their choice of major, but there is more to the health professions than just science. The undergraduate years at Stockton provide an opportunity for the in-depth pursuit of non-science subjects of interest, and for developing a well-rounded liberal arts and sciences background. This is valued by many professional programs, particularly medical schools.

We have developed formal articulation agreements with a number of medical and other health professions schools. These agreements are designed to provide early admission decisions to outstanding students and in some cases to allow completion of a baccalaureate and professional degree in six or seven years.

The following options are available:

  1. Dual-degree B.S. in Biology at Stockton and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
  2. Dual-degree B.S. in Biochemistry at Stockton and Doctor of Pharmacy at Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.
  3. Dual-degree B.S. at Stockton and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine.

 

Curriculum Worksheets

To see the curriculum for your area of interest you’ll use the web program, Degree Works. This program is accessible even if you are not currently a student with Stockton University.

  • If you are a current student at Stockton University, access your portal for Degree Works, then look for the “what if” option to explore the various paths towards degree completion.
  • Prospective freshman or transfer students use the button below: 

Check Current Curriculum & Transfer Equivalency


Instructions on How to Use Curriculum Tool

  • At the next page you are prompted with three (3) options. Select the one that says “continue without signing in.”
  • Respond to each prompt using the pull-down menu in the center of the page. [Please be patient. It may take a few seconds for the system to process your request. If you see a NO symbol, you need to wait a moment!]

Prompts include:

  • Enrollment dates (Choose intended semester attending)
  • Intended level (Choose“undergraduate”)
  • What degree you will pursue? (Choose “Bachelor of Science” or "Bachelor of Arts")
  • What is your intended major? (Choose “Biology”)
  • What is your intended concentration? (Choose “Pre-Professional Studies”)
  • What is your intended minor? (Choose “none or select one - it is not required)
  • For prospective students, choose “I’m all done" button.
  • For transfer students, use the “class” button to see how courses already taken fit into the Stockton degree path.
  • You will see an overview of the degree you have selected, including all requirements.
  • At the bottom of the screen, you could save or print worksheet.

MCAT Practice Tests

The following websites provide free online practice tests and materials to help prepare for taking the MCATs.

FAQs

These “pre” designations are nothing more than internal auditing to insure that all of the pre requisite courses required for application to a professional school are taken. Majors are usually Biology or Chemistry although any other major is possible. For the articulation programs a BS in Biology or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology is necessary. 

Some courses taken the first year (or two) of professional school transfer back to Stockton and count as credit for the BS degree. Other than these transfer science courses, all other degree requirements must be met within the two or three years spent at Stockton. This obviously requires some very good planning along with full course loads every semester.

For the Rutgers Pharmacy School, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and Temple School of Podiatry articulations you apply in the fall of your senior year in high school. Some of the programs also allow applications at the end of the freshman or sophomore years. The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine application is at the end of the sophomore year.

A 3.0 to a 3.5 depending of the program. All required science courses must be a “C” or better in some articulation programs while a “B” or better is required by others.

You will still be able to complete your Biology or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology degree at Stockton.

For pharmacy it is 1200. If you enter an accelerated program after your sophomore year at Stockton, the SAT is not required (because we now have your college performance).
We do not keep this type of statistic because it depends on who is included in the applicant pool. Anyone can call themselves a pre med or other “pre” something but only those with great GPAs and admissions test score get accepted. Our Health Professions Committee only interviews competitive students (high GPA and MCAT, DAT, GRE, etc. scores). Of those we interview probably 80-90 % are accepted. It’s your overall application package and performance that gets you into a professional school, not your college.