Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Professional, Undergraduate Certificate

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This program is intended for college graduates who wish to pursue a medical or other pre-professional education but have not yet taken any or all of the science courses required for admission to medical or other pre-professional schools such as dentistry, veterinary, physician's assistant, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and other health care professions. This program provides students with the flexibility to take the prerequisites required for their pre-professional goals, as well as taking additional coursework that may enhance their application. Post-Baccalaureate certificated students have early registration status, pay undergraduate tuition, and receive advising tailored to individual goals and application preparation services.

Students who do not have a prior undergraduate biology degree, may use the courses taken for this certificate to complete a Biology BS.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Post-Bachelors Level
  • Eligibility: Non-WP Students; Previous WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 28 Credits Minimum; Variable Based on Goals
  • Instruction Method: Traditional Lecture and Laboratory Courses
  • Average Time to Completion: Three to Four semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Critical Thinking
  • Career & Self Development
  • Professionalism

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key Human

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Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Veterinarian
  • Optometrist
  • Physical Therapist

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