Want to start working on an MD degree as an undergraduate? The Pre-Med to MD Combined Program will allow you to do this. You can complete a BS and MD in six to seven years instead of the traditional eight years.
2 + 4 = Two years of undergraduate plus four years Doctor of Medicine=BS in Health Sciences and an MD degree
3 + 4 = Three years undergraduate plus four years Doctor of Medicine= BS in Health Sciences and an MD degree
Want to start working on a PharmD degree as an undergraduate? The Pre-Pharm to PharmD Combined Programs will allow you to do this. You can complete a BS and PharmD in six to seven years instead of the traditional eight years.
2 + 4 = Two years of undergraduate plus four years Doctor of Pharmacy=BS in Health Sciences and a PharmD degree
3 + 4 = Three years of undergraduate plus four years Doctor of Pharmacy=BS in Health Sciences and a PharmD degree
The College of Health Sciences now offers a Pre-Med Post-Baccalaureate for students who aspire for an advanced degree in the health professions. This comprehensive one-year experience prepares students for admission to professional health schools. Program I is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who have already completed all of the pre-med prerequisites.
The CHS provides students with a foundation of leadership, research, and community service with elements of high-impact learning. In the traditional B.S. degree:
Other features of our program include:
-Guaranteed course enrollment (no registration worries)
-Faculty mentoring (study and research with our award-winning faculty)
-Leadership opportunities (community service learning and other options)
-Small classes in a focused and collaborative academic environment
The traditional Bachelor of Science degree is expected to take four years for degree completion, with the exception of students who are admitted to the accelerated professional degree programs such the Pre-Med to MD or Pre-Pharm to PharmD Combined Programs.
The Human Biology and Biopsychology concentrations at CNU CHS provide core science and math classes, which are excellent preparation for professional degree programs, including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, and several other graduate-level programs. The Health Sciences Administration concentration is a good option for students interested in the business side of healthcare delivery or law school or MBA programs. CHS also has comprehensive career services for all enrolled students.
Yes, all of California Northstate University’s programs are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).
Tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year is $30,844.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Priority for Combined Programs: October 31, 2016
First Round: December 1, 2016
Second Round: March 15, 2017
The goal of the admission decision process is to identify and select applicants that have an excellent chance of success, are most likely to thrive at our campus, and will enhance the university’s academic and cultural community. The Admission Committee employs a holistic review, relying on both quantitative and qualitative indicators, to admit the most qualified applicants. All applicants are required to submit transcripts, standardized test scores, and a personal statement as part of their application to CHS.
CHS will accept either SAT and ACT scores. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide all SAT and ACT scores because the admissions committee will use the best scores from all tests to determine admissions and class placement. Please note the codes for CHS are: SAT ‐ 7669 and ACT ‐7032.
Yes, and they are charged the same tuition rate as California residents.
While CHS students will not be guaranteed acceptance into the CNU professional colleges, we do have” programs that will select top performing students for an accelerated track into COP or COM.
Currently CHS recruiters work solely in California, typically attending college fairs sponsored by school districts, individual high schools, and community‐based organizations. We also provide classroom presentations at high schools and community colleges. Check our Recruitment Events Calendar to see if CHS will be at an event near you!
High school students can attend half‐day and full‐day Summer Science Camps at our facilities. All of our programs are run by CHS staff and faculty and will provide hands‐on lab experience in biotechnology, microbiology, forensics, and health sciences career pathway discoveries includes a college entrance exam workshop, CPR certification, a college essay workshop, career exploration workshops, and opportunities to meet individually with faculty and admissions staff. Applications and dates for our 2016 program will be posted here by March 2016.
The Biology Education to Careers (BETC) Program at CHS provides regional high school science teachers with training and classroom resources they can use to show students the connections between class work and opportunities in the modern life sciences/biology related workplace. BETC offers teachers who have attended our free workshop access to our Equipment Loan Program (ELP), also at no cost. There are three kits available through the ELP:
Each loan kit comes with curriculum, equipment and supplies to run the scenario‐based, hands‐on classroom laboratory activities. BETC also employs student interns to assist in these classroom activities upon availability.
The BETC staff participates in events throughout the region and provides opportunities for students to learn about biotech through different hands‐on activities for students of all ages.