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Pre-Med/Pre-Health Professions Certificate

Interested in applying to medical school or a health-related graduate program but you don’t have the required academic credentials? Check out what the SCE’s Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program can do for you.

This 24-credit, part-time post baccalaureate program is aimed at recent graduates and career changers who need to take the science and math courses that are required for admission into medical school or another graduate program — in dentistry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, optometry, physical therapy, advanced practice nursing, pharmacy, public health, or other health professions.

So, whether you’re interested in working with animals or ankle sprains or in a pharmacy or a pediatric care unit, the Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program will give you the start you need.

Program Benefits

  • Affordable tuition
  • Part-time, evening courses with accelerated options during the summer (no on-campus residence available)
  • Enroll in courses at your own pace
  • Access to the Health Professions Advising office where the advisor 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 advisor or the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

Curriculum & Courses

The certificate requires a minimum of 24 hours of credit, with six hours of possible transfer credit. The admission requirements and available courses in the Pre-Health Professions Certificate can be viewed by clicking the link below. The specific program of study would be determined by the student’s professional goals and the requirements of the intended program.

To learn more about  pre-requisites by profession, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about the Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program, click here.