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 medical school. 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 clinical 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. The PBPH Program is designed such that a student may complete all required and recommended math and science courses in two years. All credit transfers of previously taken courses must be approved by the PBPH program prior to program acceptance. Students may 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 sciences35
Options may include:
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Upper-level Biology elective
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
Upper-level Chemistry elective
Health Studies elective
Applied Calculus I
Statistics I
Introductory Psychology elective
General Physics for Life Sciences I
and General Physics for Life Sciences I Lab
General Physics for Life Sciences II
and General Physics for Life Sciences II Lab
Total Credits35