Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Pre-Health Certificate

The purpose of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) Program is to prepare and support students for matriculation into a professional school as they pursue careers in health care. The program is designed for students who have already received an undergraduate degree in a non-science field. These students need to take the core science and math classes that are required to enter any medical or pre-professional program.

The minimum admission requirements for medical programs are one year of biology, one year of physics, one year of English, and two years of chemistry. Additionally, some medical schools highly recommend or may require specific mathematics courses (calculus and/or statistics), biochemistry, psychology, and sociology courses.

Students enrolled in the PBPH Program will take a minimum of 9 math and science courses (most include a mandatory one-credit co-requisite laboratory) or 35 credits. While students may transfer previous math or science courses as prerequisites for courses at Fairfield University, the PBPH Program is designed such that a student may complete all required and recommended math and science courses in two years. Students will also participate in an MCAT preparatory course and receive mentoring by the advisor of the Health Professions Program (HPP), Geoffrey Church, Ph.D.


Select at least nine courses in mathematics and natural sciences, including:35
At least one four-credit lab science course
Total Credits35