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California Baptist University

Riverside,
CA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside,
CA
92504

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

graduateadmissions@calbaptist.edu
951-552-8093

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

29

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

97%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$113,340 / $113,340   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

December 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.2

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.76

Average Science GPA:   

3.74

Other GPA Requirements: 

B- or better for pre-requisite courses, Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 minimum

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

20

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Recommended 5 year expiration on science coursework

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Sciences courses taken online are NOT acceptable for fulfillment of prerequisites. Hybrid courses which include a face-to-face component, including face-to-face labs, will be considered on an individual basis.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
Prerequisites must be completed by December 31 of the year applying. Exceptional candidates (e.g. 3.7 or better GPA and other outstanding qualifications) may be invited to interview with 1-2 prerequisites pending past this date.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
A combination of three separate courses in Organic, Inorganic, Biochemistry for 12 units can be used to substitute this requirement.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
See notes for General Chemistry.
Biochemistry
Not Required
See notes for General Chemistry.
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
See notes for General Chemistry.
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Required
2-3 units
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Recommended
English / Writing
2 Semesters
Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Can be general, developmental or abnormal.
Social Sciences
3 Semesters
Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Recommended
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
College Algebra, Calculus, Pre-Calculus, or Statistics will be accepted
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
All pre-requisite courses must have a grade of B- or better.
Other Recommendations
Molecular Biology

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