At which campus can I study this program?
Requirements for an undergraduate certificate may be completed at any campus location offering the specified courses for the certificate.
The medical sciences certificate program is a one-year program designed for a select group of academically talented, highly motivated college graduates who do not have a science background. Courses are offered in a fixed-sequence, and students progress through as a part of a cohort. Students will work in a blended learning environment the majority of coursework will be completed through the Internet and self-study and come to the Penn State Delaware County campus approximately twice a month for laboratory work and exams. Upon completion, students will have the required science coursework to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary science, podiatry, physical therapy, physician.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Medical Sciences, a minimum of 39 credits is required.
|BIOL 110||Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity||4|
|BIOL 141||Introductory 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|
|CHEM 472||General Biochemistry I||3|
|PHYS 250||Introductory Physics I||4|
|PHYS 251||Introductory Physics II||4|
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.
Director of Continuing Education
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