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

General 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
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
General Microbiology
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
Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
Physics II
and Physics II Laboratory
Calculus I
Introduction to Biostatistics
Calculus II