Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate
Want to start a new career as a healthcare provider? If you already have a bachelor’s degree but not the required undergraduate classes to get into medical school or other health-related graduate program, our Pre-Med/Pre-Health Certificate is for you.
This 24-credit, part time post baccalaureate program is the bridge to admission into medical school or other health-related graduate program so that you can become a doctor, dentist, physician assistant (PA), advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), pharmacist, optometrist, veterinarian or other healthcare provider.
Our “Post-Bacc Pre-Med” Program Highlights:
- Complete the certificate with as little as 8 courses (24 credits); and up to six credits may be transferred in from prior education.
- Take classes on a part-time, flexible basis, with courses offered year-round in the evening and accelerated options available during the summer.
- Learn from expert faculty and benefit from the Health Professions Advising Office, where the adviser will work with you to help you achieve your goals and apply to the graduate programs of your choice. You can also request a recommendation letter from the adviser or the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
- Join a small, close-knit community and enjoy small classes with other motivated adult learners like yourself.
- Take advantage of surprisingly affordable tuition that’s less than most state schools in the region, at $360 per credit, with financial aid available.
- Hold your certification from a prestigious institution – Providence College has repeatedly been named the top regional university in the northern U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.
The Pre-Med/Pre-Health Certificate Curriculum
The certificate requires a minimum of 24 hours of credit, with six hours of possible transfer credit. The specific program of study would be determined by the student’s professional goals and the requirements of the intended graduate program. To learn more about graduate program pre-requisites by profession, please see our Health Professions Admission Pre-requisites document.
- BIO 105 – General Biology I 3 Credits
- BIO 105L – General Biology I Lab 1 Credit
- BIO 106 – General Biology II 3 Credits
- BIO 106L – General Biology II Lab 1 Credit
- BIO 206 – Human Anatomy 3 Credits
- BIO 206L – Human Anatomy Lab 1 Credit
- BIO 406 – Physiology 4 credits
- CHM 103 – General Chemistry I 3 Credits
- CHM 103L – General Chemistry I Lab 1 Credit
- CHM 104 – General Chemistry II 3 Credits
- CHM 104L – General Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit
- CHM 223 – Organic Chemistry I 3 Credits
- CHM 223L – Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 Credit
- CHM 224 – Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits
- CHM 224L – Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit
- CHM 308 – Introduction to Biochemistry 3 credits
- EPS 111 – Elementary Physics I 3 Credits
- EPS 111L – Elementary Physics I Lab 1 Credit
- EPS 112 – Elementary Physics II 3 Credits
- EPS 112L – Elementary Physics II Lab 1 Credit
- MTH 217 – Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits
- MTH 109 – Calculus I 3 credits
- MTH 110 – Calculus II 3 credits
Pre-Health Professions FAQs
Wondering which courses you should take, what the admission requirements are for graduate studies of different health professions, or how long it usually takes to complete the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Certificate? You can find answers to these questions and more on our Pre-Health Professions FAQ page.