Biomedical Pre-Professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
The UNF Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program is ideal for individuals who wish to change careers and pursue a graduate degree in the health professions.
program provides students who have a Bachelor's degree in a non-science field
an opportunity to take the necessary pre-requisite courses to be eligible for
admission to the following professional programs: medicine, dentistry,
optometry, physician assistance, pharmacy, podiatry, and veterinary
benefit to enrollment in this Certificate Program is priority status for UNF
course registration, which will ensure that the coursework can be completed in
a timely manner.
NOT a remedial program. Applicants must have already obtained a
Bachelor's degree in a non-science field with a GPA of 3.2 or greater. To
remain in good standing, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or greater.
A Certificate of Completion will be issued by the UNF Registrar to students who
have completed at least 30 credits at UNF and have maintained the expected GPA
while in the Program.
note that there are no student loan options for non-degree-seeking students
within the Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Program. Students requiring student loans to pay for coursework are
encouraged to apply to UNF as a post-baccalaureate student within the Chemistry
pre-med program. Those students do not have priority status for UNF
course registration and will be assigned to Mrs. Brittany Hanzl Kauffman for academic
advising. They are encouraged to meet with the UNF Biomedical Pre-professional
Advisor (Dr. David Waddell, Ph.D.) prior to applying to professional programs.
Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program does not
follow a pre-designed schedule of courses; rather each student is allowed to
proceed at his/her own pace.
courses needed to fulfill pre-requisites for professional programs include:
Chemistry I* / General Chemistry I lab (CHM 2045 / CHM 2045L)
Chemistry II / General Chemistry II lab (CHM 2046 / CHM 2046L)
Chemistry I / Organic Chemistry I lab (CHM 2210 / CHM 2210L)
Chemistry II / Organic Chemistry II lab (CHM 2211 / CHM 2211L)
Biology I with lab (BSC 1010C)
Biology II with lab (BSC 1011C)
Physics I* / Algebra-based Physics I lab (PHY 2053 / PHY 2053L)
Physics II / Algebra-based Physics II lab (PHY 2054 / PHY 2054L)
note that coursework must be done in succession. That is to say that
General Biology I MUST precede General Biology II. The General Chemistry series
MUST precede the Organic Chemistry series.
an opportunity for students to take upper-level coursework as well, including
Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology, and
Biochemistry. Approval is given by the course instructor, on an
courses require pre-requisite coursework. For General Chemistry I, the
student must have taken high school chemistry and college algebra (MAC
1105). If high school chemistry was not completed with a grade of B or
higher, the student must first complete the Intro to Chemistry course with lab
(CHM 1025/CHM 1025L). For Algebra-based Physics I, the student must have
taken high school physics and Pre-calculus (MAC 1147; or college algebra [MAC
1105] and trigonometry [MAC 1114]). If high school physics was not completed
with a grade of B or higher, the student must first complete the Intro to
Physics course with lab (PHY 1020/PHY 1020L). For Calculus, pre-calculus
(MAC 1147 or MAC1105 and MAC 1114) must first be completed.
To apply to the program, the applicant must submit the following:
- Online UNF application Apply
as an undergraduate; Select “Certificate” for enrollment type and “Pre-med Certificate”
as the major.
- Biomedical Program Post-baccalaureate Certificate application
- Transcripts of all post-secondary academic work (official copies to UNF, unofficial copies to Biomedical Program)
- Two letters of recommendation delivered in sealed envelopes, at least one from a former university or college professor. Applicants who have received a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., J.D.) or have been out of college for more than 10 years, may substitute a character reference for the faculty reference.
- Résumé, two pages maximum
- Personal statement concerning the applicant's career goals and motivation for entering the UNF Biomedical Pre-professional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
Once all the application materials are received by UNF Application Services and the Biomedical Program, a decision will be made, and the applicant will be notified. Please refer to the UNF application deadlines to receive priority registration status for the first semester of enrollment.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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