At which campus can I study this program?
Non-degree program designed for academically talented, highly motivated individuals who do not have a science background. In 15-24 months students can complete science coursework required to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary science, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant or other allied health schools. Program consists of 40-42 credits of science courses.
What is Premedical Sciences?
Premedical Sciences is a certificate program for college graduates who do not have an undergraduate science background and want to strengthen their application to a health-related professional school by pursuing coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics.
You Might Like This Program If...
- You already hold a bachelor’s degree.
- You need additional science coursework to be a competitive applicant to a medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other health care education program.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Premedical Sciences, a minimum of 42 credits is required.
|BIOL 110||Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity||4|
|BIOL 141||Introduction to Human Physiology||3|
|BIOL 142||Physiology Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 230W||Biology: Molecules and Cells||4|
|CHEM 110||Chemical Principles I||3|
|CHEM 111||Experimental Chemistry I||1|
|CHEM 112||Chemical Principles II||3|
|CHEM 113||Experimental Chemistry II||1|
|CHEM 210||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 212||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 213||Laboratory in Organic Chemistry||2|
|PHYS 250||Introductory Physics I||4|
|PHYS 251||Introductory Physics II||4|
|SC 201||Medical Professions||1|
|In addition to previous courses, health professions related courses selected in consultation with an adviser.||3-5|
Certificate Learning Objectives
- Preparation for Further Study: Provide students without a science background the course work required to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary science, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or other allied health schools.
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
Todd Cook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Erie, PA 16563
Demonstrating success in foundational and advanced undergraduate scientific coursework can help you strengthen your health-related professional school application and potentially increase your chances of being placed in the university and program of your choice
Employment in the health care sector is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs through 2026.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
The School of Science has an active health professions committee that assists certificate students in their professional-school search.