Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Certificate
The Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Certificate offers students who already have undergraduate degrees with the opportunity to take prerequisite courses for medical, nursing, dental, veterinary schools, and physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other graduate programs*.
This program is designed for students who require all or some of the prerequisite courses for health-related schools and graduate programs. The duration of the program depends on a student’s individual goals. In order to obtain a certificate of program completion, students complete a minimum of 22 credits in health-related courses, with up to four transfer credits accepted from work completed at another institution. Additional credits may be required for application to specific target programs. Students who meet the eligibility requirements (including certificate completion as well as the minimum GPA and all course prerequisites of their target graduate program) receive a holistic transcript evaluation and letter, based on graduate program readiness evaluations completed by faculty members. Additional letters of recommendation may also be provided at the discretion of a student’s instructors. All students enrolled in the program are provided the same one-on-one advising, tutoring, academic support, and professional mentoring that comes with a Johnson & Wales University education.
Upon completion of the certificate program, graduates are expected to:
- Demonstrate readiness to pursue health-related graduate education.
*Two semester organic chemistry courses that satisfy prerequisite requirements for medical, dental, veterinary and pharmacy school are only offered at the Providence Campus.
NOTE: Students who enroll in this certificate program are ineligible for financial aid. Contact Student Financial Services for options.
Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions
A 22 semester credit program leading to the Postbaccalaureate Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Professions Certificate
CreditsGeneral Requirements *,**,***
|General Biology - Cellular|
and General Biology Laboratory - Cellular
|General Biology - Organismal|
and General Biology Laboratory - Organismal
|Functional Human Anatomy|
and Functional Human Anatomy Laboratory
and Human Physiology Laboratory
and General Microbiology Laboratory
|Principles of Biochemistry|
|Fundamentals of Immunology|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
|Introduction to Organic Chemistry|
and Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Biochemistry Laboratory
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
and Physics I Laboratory
and Physics II Laboratory
|Introduction to Biostatistics|
Students should check with the school(s) and programs of their choice to determine which courses they need to apply for admittance. Different schools may recommend additional work in biology, the behavioral sciences, research experience, or clinical experience.
Students who complete a minimum of 22 credit hours (with up to four transfer credits) from the list above receive a certification of completion. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain eligible for the program:
Courses are only offered during the day schedule.