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PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

PREPARE FOR
YOUR FUTURE
PROFESSIONAL CAREER

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GEORGIAN COURT UNIVERSITY

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Interested in applying to a professional school, such as medical school or law school? Georgian Court University offers 12 pre-professional programs that will equip you to enter professional institutions as well as build your resume with research and internship opportunities. And the best part? Students with any major can choose to pursue a pre-professional pathway. Our dedicated pre-professional advisors will help you tailor your program to meet your needs and ensure that you meet the entrance requirements for the appropriate professional schools.

GCU offers pre-professional programs for the following pathways:

Regardless of which pathway you follow, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, personalized attention, and a focused environment to help you achieve high GPAs. Your professors will provide you with the tools and resources you need to excel—plus individualized letters of recommendation to help you get into your preferred graduate school. Georgian Court alumni are routinely accepted into graduate programs in the fields listed above.

Our pre-professional programs are rigorous and challenging to ensure that you’ll be ready to pursue your professional goals with confidence. Seats are limited for certain pre-professional and dual-degree courses, so we encourage you to learn more and apply soon.

11:1

Student-to-Faculty
Ratio

1,612

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
POPULATION

90%

STUDENTS RECEIVING
FINANCIAL AID FROM GCU

96%

FULL-TIME FACULTY WITH
DOCTORAL DEGREES

36%

FIRST-GENERATION
COLLEGE STUDENTS

Top 20%

OVERALL MOBILITY
INDEX

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PRE-HEALTH

PROGRAMS

With a pre-professional program, you can become a doctor, vet, or other health professional without a specific pre-med major. Many Georgian Court graduates have gone on to successful careers as doctors, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, physician assistants, and vets.

Though common undergraduate majors for professional health programs are biology and chemistry, it’s possible to major in any subject and still be accepted to medical school, as long as you have taken the required science courses, meet the required GPA, and have participated in the required volunteer experience (if any). Georgian Court is also home to an active pre-health club that sponsors speakers about medical careers, collects resources for the MCATs, organizes trips to museums with health-related exhibits, and holds fundraisers with health themes.

GCU offers many top-notch pre-health programs and dual-degree partnerships that will prepare you for a successful career in health care. Get to know our options below.

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DISCOVER SEVEN PATHWAYS AND DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS TO HEALTH CARE

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PRE-MED, PRE-DENTISTRY, AND PRE-VET

At Georgian Court, we offer high-quality pre-medical, pre-dentistry, and pre-veterinary tracks of study. Each track has its own dedicated advisor to provide students with guidance and resources. Students are required to take courses recommended by the professional school of their choice, as part of their curriculum.

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PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The GCU pre-occupational therapy program is integrated with the exercise sciences major. In addition to exercise sciences courses, students will study psychology and sociology.

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SEVEN YEAR DUAL DEGREE BA/BS + MD OR DVM

Saint George’s University Limited (SGU) and Georgian Court University (GCU) offer qualified students the opportunity to pursue a career in medicine or veterinary medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada, following successful completion of three years of pre-medicine or pre-veterinary medicine coursework at GCU, allowing the students to obtain the B.A. or B.S./M.D. or B.A. or B.S./D.V.M. degree.

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PRE-PHARMACY

Thanks to GCU’s partnerships, students have two options for a pre-pharmacy track—through either the University of the Sciences (Philadelphia) or the University of Saint Joseph in (Hartford). Students can earn both their B.S. or B.A. as well as their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees.

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PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Georgian Court University has a special dual degree program with the University of the Sciences (Philadelphia). Students can earn both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Arts (B.A.) and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degrees in as little as six years after graduation from high school.

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PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

If you are interested in working as a physician assistant, GCU also offers a pre-physician assistant pre-professional track. GCU’s B.S. in Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports and B.S. in Health Sciences both offer pathways to the pre-physician assistant program.

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PRE-CHIROPRACTIC

Georgian Court University has a dual-degree program with Northeast College of Health Sciences in Seneca Falls, New York. Students can earn both the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Arts (B.A.) and the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degrees in as little as 6.33 years after graduation from high school.

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PROGRAMS TO EXPLORE

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PRE-ENGINEERING

The study of engineering covers a variety of disciplines, including aerospace, nuclear, industrial, electrical, and environmental—just to name a few. The pre-engineering program at Georgian Court will prepare you for a master’s-level program in several areas of engineering.

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PRE-LAW

The pre-law program at Georgian Court can fit with any major of your interest. Law schools seek skills you can acquire in many majors, such as critical-thinking, analysis, communication, and research skills. This track will help lay the foundation to achieve entrance into law school.

GET ADVICE FROM OUR

PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

Meet our team of pre-professional advisors. Our advisors will work with you to make sure you take the necessary courses in the best sequence to prepare you for the standardized tests (MCAT, GRE, DAT) needed for admission to your desired program, if applicable. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the appropriate advisor for your program if you have any questions or concerns—they’re here to help!

Carolyn Bergman

Dr. Carolyn Bergman

PRE-MEDICAL, PRE-DENTAL, AND PRE-OPTOMETRY ADVISOR
Brunella Bowditch

Dr. Brunella Bowditch

PRE-MEDICAL ADVISOR

HOW TO

APPLY

Your future starts here. Our admissions team can’t wait to consider you for our incoming class. GCU is home to 37 distinct undergraduate majors. To submit your application, simply complete the Common App and add Georgian Court University to your list of schools.

We also require the following to consider your application complete:

And check out the Georgian Court application timeline for a detailed overview of the application process.

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TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

We are committed to making college affordable. In fact, hardly anyone at Georgia Court pays full tuition. More than 99% of GCU’s full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Learn more about our full range of scholarships, grants, loans, and more.

GCU MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP

Access a master’s degree through Georgian Court’s partnership with Monmouth University in New Jersey. This partnership creates a pathway for eligible students to pursue their master’s degree at Monmouth. The programs are wide ranging, and include master’s degrees in areas such as social work, English, history, and more.

Students participating in this partnership will enjoy advantages, such as opportunities to enter their master’s program with credits (reducing time to program completion) and opportunities for graduate assistantships.

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GEORGIAN COURT

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