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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Certificate


The practice of medicine is based on modern biology, chemistry, and physics. Candidates for medical professional schools must study in these disciplines to:

  • confirm their interest in and capacity for advanced study in medical science
  • enable professional schools to judge their potential for success in medicine
  • meet requirements of state laws governing licensure.

Minimum requirements for admission to professional schools are not uniform. Also, many schools recommend, but do not require, additional courses such as calculus, statistics, advanced biology courses, English, humanities, economics, psychology, and social science courses. Students should ascertain the minimum and recommended courses of professional schools to which they plan to apply well in advance of planning their undergraduate studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Implement fundamental scientific concepts and laboratory skills in the biological and physical sciences necessary to be successful at the health professional school level
  • Execute core concepts in general and organic chemistry, general biology, and physics.
  • Use critical and analytical thinking to draw conclusions from skills and practices connected to the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)