Why Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical ?
If you are interested in the medical field and applying to a graduate medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, physician assistant, nursing or physical therapy program, the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate program can help you gain the credentials you need to get there.
If you already hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, then the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical certificate program may be ideal for you. Enabling you to enhance your existing academic record by completing pre-medical courses, this innovative program prepares you to successfully apply to a medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, physician assistant, nursing, physical therapy, or other program. With a foundation at Northeastern, you will be prepared for success in your graduate program.
Designed for students who require all or most of the basic pre-medical courses, or students who want to re-take courses they previously have done poorly in. This program offers one-on-one advising, tutoring, success coaching, and other academic support services to support you along the journey to a career in the medical field.
Note: To receive a certificate, students are required to successfully complete 8 of the courses below (with labs) here at Northeastern University.
What you'll study
Students should check with the school(s) and programs of their choice to determine which courses they need to apply for admittance. Additional work in biology, the behavioral sciences, clinical experience, or research experience may be recommended by different schools.
Complete at least eight of the following:
Students must take 8 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a letter packet.
Students must take 10 of the courses (including corresponding labs) listed below to receive a committee letter.
- BIO 1100/BIO 1101 Principles of Biology 1
- BIO 1200/BIO 1201 Principles of Biology 2
- BIO 2300 Cell Biology
- BIO 2500/BIO 2501 Genetics and Molecular Biology
- BIO 3100/BIO 3101 Biochemistry
- CHM 1100/CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
- CHM 1200/CHM 1201 General Chemistry 2
- CHM 2110/CHM 2111 Organic Chemistry 1
- CHM 2200/CHM 2201 Organic Chemistry 2
- CHM 2300/CHM 2301 Analytical Chemistry
- PHY 1200/PHY 1201 Physics 1
- PHY 2200/PHY 2201 Physics 2
For more information on requirements for the Committee Letter, please go to: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/prehealth-requirements/committee-letter-requirements/ and review the “Post-Bacc Students” tab.