Premedical, Predental, and Preveterinary Studies

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Rider University offers students with baccalaureate degrees the opportunity to take the undergraduate science course prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary or graduate school.

Although not a masters degree program, post baccalaureate students receive advising and academic support from Rider's Premedical Studies Committee. Additionally, students take advantage of the Continuing Studies part-time rate regardless of the number of credits taken per semester. Financial aid may be available.

To be eligible for status as a post-baccalaureate Premedical student:

  • You must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • You must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA in all completed undergraduate work

Admissions Checklist

  • Complete the Eligibility Evaluation Request. Requests will be reviewed by the Post-Baccalaureate committee and results confirmed by College of Continuing Studies staff.
  • Submit the request to the College of Continuing Studies along with a current resume and a statement explaining why you wish to pursue a medical/dental/veterinary degree at this point in your life
  • Have official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended sent to the College of Continuing Studies
  • Email, mail, or fax materials to:
    College of Continuing Studies
    Rider University
    2083 Lawrenceville Road
    Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
    Phone: 609-896-5033
    Fax: 609-896-5261
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Upon acceptance, a Rider University College of Continuing Studies student application will be required ($50 non-refundable fee)

Once you are accepted into the program, complete and submit the CCS application form ($50 non-refundable fee).

For program specific questions contact:

Dr. Jonathan Karp, Ph.D.
Chair, Premedical Studies Committee
Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Health Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences