Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate in Premedical Basic Sciences
The Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate in Premedical Basic Sciences is a nondegree program designed for a select group of academically talented, highly motivated college graduates who do not have a science background. In just 15 to 24 months, students can complete the science course work required to apply for admission to medical, dental, optometry, veterinary science, podiatry, physical therapy, physician assistant, and other allied health schools. The program is flexible in terms of scheduling courses, and students who need to work may enroll part-time.
Penn State has a long-standing tradition of cooperative arrangements with some of the best medical and dental schools in Pennsylvania and the United States. We rank among the top 20 schools in the country in the number of students admitted to medical schools annually. The courses you take at Penn State provide excellent preparation for the health care professions.
An outreach program of Eberly College of Science
This highly-focused program consists of 38 credits of science course work in biology, chemistry, and physics, including labs:
- BIOL 110 Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity
- BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology
- BIOL 230W Biology: Molecules and Cells
- CHEM 110 (formerly CHEM 012) Chemical Principles
- CHEM 112 (formerly CHEM 013) Chemical Principles
- CHEM 111 (formerly CHEM Experimental Chemistry
- CHEM 113 (formerly CHEM 015)Experimental Chemistry
- CHEM 213 (formerly CHEM 036) Laboratory in Organic Chemistry
- CHEM 210 (formerly CHEM 038) Organic Chemistry
- CHEM 212 (formerly CHEM 039) Organic Chemistry
- PHYS 250 Introductory Physics I
- PHYS 250P Physics Lab
- PHYS 251 Introductory Physics II
- PHYS 251P Physics Lab
- SC 297A Medical Professions Seminar
- SC 497A Basic Science and Disease Seminar
For more information, visit the Eberly College of Science website.