ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Admission Requirements for Traditional Program AY 2017-2018

  Traditional Domestic Domestic            Transfer (> 24 credits) International
Min HS GPA 2.70 2.70 2.70
Min SAT (March 2016 and later)* 1130 N/A 1130
Min SAT (before March 2016)** 1050 N/A 1050
Min ACT 22 N/A 22
Interview (phone)  N/A N/A Required
TOEFL paper N/A N/A 510
TOEFL iBT N/A N/A 93
IELTS N/A N/A 6.5
Target Enrollment Unlimited Unlimited TBD

 *Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (M+ERW) **Math and Reading

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Admission Requirements for Pre-Med to MD Programs AY 2017-2018

  2+4 Pre-Med to MD 3+4 Pre-Med to MD 4+4 Pre-Med to MD
Min HS GPA 3.75 3.60 3.50
Min SAT (March 2016 and later)* 1400 1350 1250
Min SAT (before March 2016)** 1360 1290 1200
Min ACT 31 29 27
Interview (phone)  Required Required Required
Target Enrollment 10 30 40

 *Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (M+ERW) **Math and Reading

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Admission Requirements for Pre-Pharm to PharmD Programs AY 2017-2018

  2+4 BS-PharmD 3+4 BS-PharmD
Min HS GPA 3.50 3.30
Min SAT (March 2016 and later)* 1320 1200
Min SAT (before March 2016)** 1290 1190
Min ACT 510 510
Interview (phone)  93 93
TOEFL paper 6.5 6.5
   TOEFL iBT Unlimited Unlimited
IELTS    
Target Enrollment    

 *Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (M+ERW) **Math and Reading

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Bachelor of Science
in Health Sciences
(Traditional 4-Year Program)

U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents: Freshmen and Transfer Students

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Bachelor of Science
in Health Sciences

International Freshmen and Transfer Students                                                                                   

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Pre-Med to MD
Combined Programs
 

Pathways to becoming an MD


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Pre-Pharm to PharmD
Combined Programs

Accelerated pathways to becoming a Pharmacist


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Pre-Medicine
Post-Baccalaureate (PMPB)

One-year program for students who have a degree and the prerequisites for professional health programs

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Individual Course
Enrollment

Pre-professional health prerequisite courses


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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma/Certificate

Credits Awarded by the College of Health Sciences

IB Subject Area

Score

Semester

Hours

CHS Equivalent Course

Art/Design

5, 6 or 7

6

ARMU110 and 120

Biology

6 or 7

8

Elective (3 units) ❹

Business and Management

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective (3 units)

Chemistry

6 or 7

8

Elective (3 units) ❹

Classical Languages (Latin)

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

Economics

5, 6 or 7

6

ECON210 & 220

English A

5, 6, or 7

6

ENGL110❶

Geography

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

History—American

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

History—East and Southeast and

Oceania

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

History—European

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

Mathematics – Calculus

6 or 7

4

MATH130❷❸❹

Music

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

7

15

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

6

10

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

5

5

Elective

*Modern Languages: French

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

*Modern Languages: German

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

7

16

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

6

15

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

5

10

Elective

*Modern Languages: Spanish

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

Physics

6 or 7

 

PHYS110 & 120❷❸❹

Psychology

5, 6 or 7

3

PSYC110

Social and Cultural Anthropology

5, 6 or 7

3

ANTH210

Theatre

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

Visual Arts

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

*No credit is awarded if the language is the student’s native language.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Credits Awarded by the College of Health Sciences

AP Subject Area

Score

Semester

Units

CHS Equivalent Course

ART: Art History

3, 4 or 5

3

ARMU110

ART: Music (Theory)

3, 4 or 5

3

ARMU120

BIOLOGY

4 or 5

3

Elective ( 3 units) ❹

CHEMISTRY

4 or 5

3

Elective (3 units) ❹

ECONOMICS: Macroeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON210

ECONOMICS: Mircoeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON220

ENGLISH: Language/Composition

3, 4 or 5

3

ENGL110❶

ENGLISH: Literature/Composition

3, 4 or 5

3

ENGL110❶

U.S. Government/Politics (CA govt)

3, 4 or 5

3

GOVT110

MATH: Calculus AB/AB subscore

4 or 5

3

MATH130❷❸❹

MATH: Calculus BC

4 or 5

3

MATH130❷❸❹

Physics AP 1 Mechanics

4 or 5

4

PHYS210/210L❷❸❹

Physics AP 2 Electricity and Magnetism

4 or 5

4

PHYS220/220L❷❸❹

Physics AP Mechanics C

4 or 5

4

PHYS210/210L❷❸❹

Physics AP Electricity/Magnetism C

4 or 5

4

PHYS220/220L❷❸❹

PSYCHOLOGY

3, 4 or 5

3

PSYC110

STATISTICS

4 or 5

3

MATH120❷❸❹

❶Entering freshmen and other undergraduate students who do not have credit for ENGL110 are required to take the CNUCHS English Placement Test.
❷ BS-MD students are advised to take Mathematics and Physics courses in the College of
Health Sciences in order to meet the admission requirements of medical schoo ls. The CNU College of Medicine no longer accepts AP or IB course credits for Statistics and Calculus to fulfill the admission requirement of two semesters of college level mathematics courses.
❸ BS-PharmD students are able to transfer AP Calculus and Physics to CNU’s College of Pharmacy. However, BS-PharmD students are advised to carefully research admission requirements of other pharmacy schools.
❹Transfers and other undergraduate students who have achieved advanced level of
proficiency in general biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics may opt to waive certain courses. They are advised to meet with course instructor and discuss a test-out option (with a minimum passing grade of B).

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College of Health Sciences
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Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032